Male Counselling in Sidmouth, ENG

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Paul Brennan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
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Jonathan Polverino
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidmouth EX10
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives. It can be a lonely and often overwhelming time, and one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, well done for managing to come this far. Counselling can be incredibly helpful for anyone who is facing a range of personal challenges and emotional struggles. It can provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to openly express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgment. This alone can be immensely therapeutic, as it allows you as an individual to gain clarity on your issues and explore potential solutions.
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives. It can be a lonely and often overwhelming time, and one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, well done for managing to come this far. Counselling can be incredibly helpful for anyone who is facing a range of personal challenges and emotional struggles. It can provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to openly express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgment. This alone can be immensely therapeutic, as it allows you as an individual to gain clarity on your issues and explore potential solutions.
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John Doré
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
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Jurgen Wolfram Schwarz
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
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Gordica Karanfilovska
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crawley EX14  (Online Only)
Are there times when you feel worried, lonely, angry, stressed, overwhelmed, vulnerable or you feel trapped and unsure of your direction? As a qualified integrative counsellor, I will help you to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and concerns. I provide support, understanding and a safe space for exploration in a non-judgmental, empathic, secure, warm and compassionate setting where individuals can confidentially engage in the exploration of past experiences, present challenges and life transitions. On the principles of trust, confidentiality and collaboration, I will endeavour to help you unlock your inner potential.
Are there times when you feel worried, lonely, angry, stressed, overwhelmed, vulnerable or you feel trapped and unsure of your direction? As a qualified integrative counsellor, I will help you to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and concerns. I provide support, understanding and a safe space for exploration in a non-judgmental, empathic, secure, warm and compassionate setting where individuals can confidentially engage in the exploration of past experiences, present challenges and life transitions. On the principles of trust, confidentiality and collaboration, I will endeavour to help you unlock your inner potential.
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James Pegg
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX5
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, low mood or are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, call for a free initial session. I am an experienced counsellor with proven success in helping people navigate these issues and get to a better place. My name is James and I am a male counsellor based in Exeter. I am here to support you with a whole range of issues that you may be dealing with, such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and/or relationships to name but a few. I also have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ clients.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, low mood or are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, call for a free initial session. I am an experienced counsellor with proven success in helping people navigate these issues and get to a better place. My name is James and I am a male counsellor based in Exeter. I am here to support you with a whole range of issues that you may be dealing with, such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and/or relationships to name but a few. I also have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ clients.
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Ollie Frame
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX3
Waitlist for new clients
Hello. I am an experienced integrative therapist offering sessions in blocks of six to eight weeks, focussing on a specific issue in a targeted way. Perhaps you are reading this because you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of the way forward. Perhaps you are having difficulties relating to career, relationships or family life, or with emotions such as anger, anxiety or low mood. You might be struggling with addictions, with life changes or transitions, or you might be suffering with a sense of alienation or a crisis of meaning in your life. If so, I hope you will read on and get in touch if my approach resonates with you.
Hello. I am an experienced integrative therapist offering sessions in blocks of six to eight weeks, focussing on a specific issue in a targeted way. Perhaps you are reading this because you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of the way forward. Perhaps you are having difficulties relating to career, relationships or family life, or with emotions such as anger, anxiety or low mood. You might be struggling with addictions, with life changes or transitions, or you might be suffering with a sense of alienation or a crisis of meaning in your life. If so, I hope you will read on and get in touch if my approach resonates with you.
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Matt Ridley Counselling BA(Hons) MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
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Jamie Gould
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety, depression, or present difficulties relating to past traumas.​ As human beings, we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the patterns which once kept us safe are now holding us back.
I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety, depression, or present difficulties relating to past traumas.​ As human beings, we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the patterns which once kept us safe are now holding us back.
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Max Cohen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX3
I work with individuals and couples aged 18+ on all issues. I specialise in trans+ (genderqueer, non-binary), LGBTQ+ issues & family support. I'm an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversities Therapist (Pink Therapy). I also have over 25 years of experience of support work in areas such as living with HIV, recovering from domestic abuse, young people's issues, neurodiverse awareness and work-related issues such as discrimination.
I work with individuals and couples aged 18+ on all issues. I specialise in trans+ (genderqueer, non-binary), LGBTQ+ issues & family support. I'm an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversities Therapist (Pink Therapy). I also have over 25 years of experience of support work in areas such as living with HIV, recovering from domestic abuse, young people's issues, neurodiverse awareness and work-related issues such as discrimination.
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James Lilly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX14
As a Certified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP, I'm passionate about promoting positive mental health and happiness. Whether working online or face to face, I aim to provide you with a warm,  safe, confidential space where I will walk alongside you to understand what you're going through, what you need and how we can best work together to achieve your goals. Counselling requires a degree of vulnerability so I promise to bring my authentic, non judgmental self to our sessions as I honor the innately human aspect of the relationship and your own unique, individual characteristics, helping you do the same.
As a Certified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP, I'm passionate about promoting positive mental health and happiness. Whether working online or face to face, I aim to provide you with a warm,  safe, confidential space where I will walk alongside you to understand what you're going through, what you need and how we can best work together to achieve your goals. Counselling requires a degree of vulnerability so I promise to bring my authentic, non judgmental self to our sessions as I honor the innately human aspect of the relationship and your own unique, individual characteristics, helping you do the same.
01387 213653 View 01387 213653
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Paul Reisbach
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylesbeare EX5
Outdoor 'walk and talk' sessions now available as well as online and face to face. I like to approach our sessions as a 'co-pilot in your plane'. You are at the controls and we learn together how your plane works. The ultimate goal is that you know your plane well enough to take full control and fly through the weather, good or bad, unaided. Please do reach out, lets chat.
Outdoor 'walk and talk' sessions now available as well as online and face to face. I like to approach our sessions as a 'co-pilot in your plane'. You are at the controls and we learn together how your plane works. The ultimate goal is that you know your plane well enough to take full control and fly through the weather, good or bad, unaided. Please do reach out, lets chat.
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Audaye Elesedy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX3
Often, the reasons given to me for arriving to therapy are feature one or more of the following: anxiety, depression, sadness, self confidence, life changing illnesses, self identity, early childhood, past or present relationships, bereavements, traumatic experiences, injury and mental health diagnosis. How these issues and difficult feelings manifest in people's lives are unique and so 'reasons' may be identified as problems or difficulties with: addictions; work; intimate or family relationships; children and parenting; personal or spiritual identity, or something existential. Therapy offers to solute and salve these issues.
Often, the reasons given to me for arriving to therapy are feature one or more of the following: anxiety, depression, sadness, self confidence, life changing illnesses, self identity, early childhood, past or present relationships, bereavements, traumatic experiences, injury and mental health diagnosis. How these issues and difficult feelings manifest in people's lives are unique and so 'reasons' may be identified as problems or difficulties with: addictions; work; intimate or family relationships; children and parenting; personal or spiritual identity, or something existential. Therapy offers to solute and salve these issues.
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Dr Craig Newman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX5  (Online Only)
I have over 25 years of experience in supporting people to both recovery and to feel empowered in managing their own wellbeing, beyond therapy. If you are struggling with mental health, physical health and/or difficult relationships (including abusive), I can offer support based on years of experience. What makes me unique is that I blend Therapy and Coaching approaches, being qualified at the level of a Dr in both domains (Chartered Clinical and Coaching Psychologist) - this means I can shift to support healing or empowering life change, based on your needs.
I have over 25 years of experience in supporting people to both recovery and to feel empowered in managing their own wellbeing, beyond therapy. If you are struggling with mental health, physical health and/or difficult relationships (including abusive), I can offer support based on years of experience. What makes me unique is that I blend Therapy and Coaching approaches, being qualified at the level of a Dr in both domains (Chartered Clinical and Coaching Psychologist) - this means I can shift to support healing or empowering life change, based on your needs.
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Gavin Weir-Jones
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
My work deals universally with the reduction of suffering, your suffering. Specifically this may include Depression, Anxiety, Low Mood, Loss of purpose, Grief, Relationship issues, managing change and family problems. Often we can be lost in our thinking and we can swing, like a pendulum, between worries of the past and anxieties of the future, never really pausing to be present now. This is normal, we all have these times. However sometimes, some of us get stuck in these places and need some guidance to bring us into balance and offer us support,at difficult times in our lives.
My work deals universally with the reduction of suffering, your suffering. Specifically this may include Depression, Anxiety, Low Mood, Loss of purpose, Grief, Relationship issues, managing change and family problems. Often we can be lost in our thinking and we can swing, like a pendulum, between worries of the past and anxieties of the future, never really pausing to be present now. This is normal, we all have these times. However sometimes, some of us get stuck in these places and need some guidance to bring us into balance and offer us support,at difficult times in our lives.
01392 531589 View 01392 531589
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child psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Honiton EX14
You might be concerned about your child for a number of reasons. The stress of life, Depression Anxiety Trauma or behavoural issues are all signs that something is needing attention. Parents need to understand their children and to respond in ways that might be more effective. Giving children space to express and communicate from their own perspective can also be of help. I have many years experience of working in the NHS in CAMHS and want to be able to reach those who are not offered a service or where the wait is very long.
You might be concerned about your child for a number of reasons. The stress of life, Depression Anxiety Trauma or behavoural issues are all signs that something is needing attention. Parents need to understand their children and to respond in ways that might be more effective. Giving children space to express and communicate from their own perspective can also be of help. I have many years experience of working in the NHS in CAMHS and want to be able to reach those who are not offered a service or where the wait is very long.
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Craig T Billington
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Seaton EX12  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile, I am an experienced integrative therapist, service manager and supervisor who specialises in the field of unresolved loss, grief and trauma within an NHS environment and private practice. I specialise within EMDR to treat single and complex post-traumatic stress (PTSD) amongst the many other challenges we experience in life. Feelings of overwhelm, grief, fear, confusion, and trauma each lead to unique recovery paths. Therefore, my approach is client-centred, focusing on a de-stigmatising perspective where life's struggles, challenges, tragedies, and recovery are seen as integral parts of the human experience.
Welcome to my profile, I am an experienced integrative therapist, service manager and supervisor who specialises in the field of unresolved loss, grief and trauma within an NHS environment and private practice. I specialise within EMDR to treat single and complex post-traumatic stress (PTSD) amongst the many other challenges we experience in life. Feelings of overwhelm, grief, fear, confusion, and trauma each lead to unique recovery paths. Therefore, my approach is client-centred, focusing on a de-stigmatising perspective where life's struggles, challenges, tragedies, and recovery are seen as integral parts of the human experience.
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Online Therapists

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Craig Lilburn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Trowbridge BA14
The decision to look for a counsellor is a huge step and one which I feel should be commended.I provide a safe space in which you are listened to, understood and not judged. My aim is to encourage self-understanding and hope.  There are of course various reasons for choosing to go to counselling. In my sessions, I respect the uniqueness of each individual. Our focus will be on the areas that matter to you and what you would like to achieve. I believe that therapeutic change comes from having our feelings validated and explored in a friendly, safe and empathetic environment.
The decision to look for a counsellor is a huge step and one which I feel should be commended.I provide a safe space in which you are listened to, understood and not judged. My aim is to encourage self-understanding and hope.  There are of course various reasons for choosing to go to counselling. In my sessions, I respect the uniqueness of each individual. Our focus will be on the areas that matter to you and what you would like to achieve. I believe that therapeutic change comes from having our feelings validated and explored in a friendly, safe and empathetic environment.
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Nathan Mark Worsfold
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
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John Leslie Threadgold
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Calstock PL18
Hi. I have helped people with issues such as depression, anxiety anger management, unresolved trauma /PTSD and a host of other issues. I aim to offer you a safe space to explore your issues as well as practical strategies for helping you to feel better and make constructive changes to your life. My training includes Trauma training as well as Focusing and Experiential psychotherapy, including mindfulness, person centered, whole body focusing psychotherapy, and more.
Hi. I have helped people with issues such as depression, anxiety anger management, unresolved trauma /PTSD and a host of other issues. I aim to offer you a safe space to explore your issues as well as practical strategies for helping you to feel better and make constructive changes to your life. My training includes Trauma training as well as Focusing and Experiential psychotherapy, including mindfulness, person centered, whole body focusing psychotherapy, and more.
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Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.