Male Counselling in Southampton, ENG

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Grant Woodall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
Hello, I'm Woody — a Person-Centred Psychotherapist, Addiction and Recovery Counsellor with a passion for mental health and well-being. Over the last 50 years, I've worn many hats—a Dad, Husband, ex 'Corporate Suit,' Mature Student, Camper Van enthusiast and I've even worked in a Prison. These diverse experiences have guided me towards the Humanist approach to counselling and psychotherapy, drawing inspiration from the work of Carl Rogers and the Person-Centred Approach.
Hello, I'm Woody — a Person-Centred Psychotherapist, Addiction and Recovery Counsellor with a passion for mental health and well-being. Over the last 50 years, I've worn many hats—a Dad, Husband, ex 'Corporate Suit,' Mature Student, Camper Van enthusiast and I've even worked in a Prison. These diverse experiences have guided me towards the Humanist approach to counselling and psychotherapy, drawing inspiration from the work of Carl Rogers and the Person-Centred Approach.
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Mark Edmunds
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Life brings many challenges and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a therapist my role is to provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self discovery to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it. I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties you are experiencing with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Therapy isn’t about giving you solutions or advice but rather empowering you to make your own changes.
Life brings many challenges and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a therapist my role is to provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self discovery to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it. I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties you are experiencing with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Therapy isn’t about giving you solutions or advice but rather empowering you to make your own changes.
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Peter Graeme Heath
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Choosing to see a counsellor isn't easy. I know. There's still a lot of stigma attached to the decision. But, counselling can be a wonderful tool. It can help you make sense of difficult and puzzling circumstances. Anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, anger, low self-esteem and trauma seemingly appear from nowhere. They might be recent or may have been around a while. And then there's family issues and couples counselling. I can help you get to the cause and get some relief. I'm person-centred and I’m authentic. I'm non-judgemental. I’m BACP registered and believe in your inherent potential. I'll help you be your personal best.
Choosing to see a counsellor isn't easy. I know. There's still a lot of stigma attached to the decision. But, counselling can be a wonderful tool. It can help you make sense of difficult and puzzling circumstances. Anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, anger, low self-esteem and trauma seemingly appear from nowhere. They might be recent or may have been around a while. And then there's family issues and couples counselling. I can help you get to the cause and get some relief. I'm person-centred and I’m authentic. I'm non-judgemental. I’m BACP registered and believe in your inherent potential. I'll help you be your personal best.
023 8202 6095 View 023 8202 6095
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The Empathy Project CIC
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO14
We're The Empathy Project, a non-profit community mental health service based in Southampton. We provide open-ended, high-quality counselling and psychotherapy to anyone who needs it. We do not have a waiting list and you can have as many sessions as you like. You only discharge when you feel ready, and are always welcome back at any time. You can view our website at www.empathyproject.org.uk
We're The Empathy Project, a non-profit community mental health service based in Southampton. We provide open-ended, high-quality counselling and psychotherapy to anyone who needs it. We do not have a waiting list and you can have as many sessions as you like. You only discharge when you feel ready, and are always welcome back at any time. You can view our website at www.empathyproject.org.uk
023 8254 6675 View 023 8254 6675
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Samuel Christopher Godwin Clarke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
If you have arrived at this page it is most likely that there is something in your life that does not feel right. Let me acknowledge your courage to reach out for help as this shows that you have awareness of your need for change. My belief is that we must get our true needs met before we can effectively help others with their needs. It is perfectly normal for people to struggle at different stages of their lives – most of us do – but these struggles may make us feel very lonely and isolated. My interest is to treat you as a valuable individual and to help you manage your unique issues.
If you have arrived at this page it is most likely that there is something in your life that does not feel right. Let me acknowledge your courage to reach out for help as this shows that you have awareness of your need for change. My belief is that we must get our true needs met before we can effectively help others with their needs. It is perfectly normal for people to struggle at different stages of their lives – most of us do – but these struggles may make us feel very lonely and isolated. My interest is to treat you as a valuable individual and to help you manage your unique issues.
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Simon James Carpenter - Emdr Consultant ddp Psych Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
I am BACP and EMDR Europe accredited Consultant for both adults and children and young people. I work within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I have 19 years experience providing therapeutic intervention for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma from a wide range of difficulties, such as bereavement, abuse, relationship issues, depression, anxiety . This enables me to be creative and flexible in relation to the way my clients wish to work. I recognise the importance of working within the BACP ethical framework, which informs me of best practice and professional integrity.
I am BACP and EMDR Europe accredited Consultant for both adults and children and young people. I work within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I have 19 years experience providing therapeutic intervention for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma from a wide range of difficulties, such as bereavement, abuse, relationship issues, depression, anxiety . This enables me to be creative and flexible in relation to the way my clients wish to work. I recognise the importance of working within the BACP ethical framework, which informs me of best practice and professional integrity.
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Dr Hubert Fanka
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
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David Araci
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14  (Online Only)
Therapy is an active process where we work together. I work with you to firstly make sense of your difficulties and then agree a plan to use therapy to work towards your goals. I am trained in a number of therapies and we can see which feels the best fit for you and your goals. I have experience working with depression, anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, phobias, GAD and OCD. I also have long term experience of teaching coping skills to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, developing acceptance and working on self esteem. I focus mainly on the here and now and always consider how therapy will get you closer to your goals.
Therapy is an active process where we work together. I work with you to firstly make sense of your difficulties and then agree a plan to use therapy to work towards your goals. I am trained in a number of therapies and we can see which feels the best fit for you and your goals. I have experience working with depression, anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, phobias, GAD and OCD. I also have long term experience of teaching coping skills to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, developing acceptance and working on self esteem. I focus mainly on the here and now and always consider how therapy will get you closer to your goals.
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Maximillian Mustafa-Holzapfel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO17  (Online Only)
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
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Get There Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Thanks for visiting – making important changes in your life can feel daunting. I move at your pace and we focus on the parts that you want to change, accept the things you cannot and devise a plan for the things you can. I have experience with men's issues, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, stress, and grief. I have worked with young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and neglect. I produce and co-host a podcast resource called "It's Not You, It's Them" and am co-author of "Strength to Talk", which is dedicated to men's mental health.
Thanks for visiting – making important changes in your life can feel daunting. I move at your pace and we focus on the parts that you want to change, accept the things you cannot and devise a plan for the things you can. I have experience with men's issues, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, stress, and grief. I have worked with young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and neglect. I produce and co-host a podcast resource called "It's Not You, It's Them" and am co-author of "Strength to Talk", which is dedicated to men's mental health.
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Dr Nicky Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Are worries keeping you up at night? stressed about bills, going to work or school? feeling low and not wanting to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you find yourself getting caught up in your thoughts, ruminating on past experiences, trying to create new ways to feel happy and less anxious, sad, angry; but it never works. Not leaving your home? Our mental health is key to us all living a fulfilled and enjoyable life, yet it is often spoken about less frequently than other areas of our lives. I offer you a safe space to talk about the difficulties you experience, work on improving your mental health and overall quality of life.
Are worries keeping you up at night? stressed about bills, going to work or school? feeling low and not wanting to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you find yourself getting caught up in your thoughts, ruminating on past experiences, trying to create new ways to feel happy and less anxious, sad, angry; but it never works. Not leaving your home? Our mental health is key to us all living a fulfilled and enjoyable life, yet it is often spoken about less frequently than other areas of our lives. I offer you a safe space to talk about the difficulties you experience, work on improving your mental health and overall quality of life.
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Nathan Bryce
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
When we are experiencing difficulties and our usual means of coping aren’t enough, it can be difficult to know where or who to turn to. Therapy can provide a non-judgemental and expectation free space to reflect on what is going on for us, what changes we might want to make and how we might go about this.
When we are experiencing difficulties and our usual means of coping aren’t enough, it can be difficult to know where or who to turn to. Therapy can provide a non-judgemental and expectation free space to reflect on what is going on for us, what changes we might want to make and how we might go about this.
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Photo of Tom Bulpit, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Tom Bulpit
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Hi, I’m Tom! If you’re reading my profile, then chances are either you or someone you love is having a really hard time at the moment. Thinking about getting support can feel really scary and difficult – and making that decision to pick up the phone or go to your first counselling session can feel terrifying. I know this because a long time ago it was me making that first phone call too. I work with a very wide range of issues - nothing is ever off limits with me. Whatever it is that's affecting you, I'm here to help. I work with teenagers, adults and families.
Hi, I’m Tom! If you’re reading my profile, then chances are either you or someone you love is having a really hard time at the moment. Thinking about getting support can feel really scary and difficult – and making that decision to pick up the phone or go to your first counselling session can feel terrifying. I know this because a long time ago it was me making that first phone call too. I work with a very wide range of issues - nothing is ever off limits with me. Whatever it is that's affecting you, I'm here to help. I work with teenagers, adults and families.
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Photo of Graham Shavick, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Graham Shavick
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
Do you need help with relationship issues? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with stress in in your work or career? I provide a warm, caring, safe space for you to explore whatever you need. I also offer couples and family counselling, and coaching. Depending on what you need, we can work short term on specific issues, longer term in-depth psychotherapy, or coaching where I can help you achieve success and fulfilment in your personal or professional life. I find supporting people, helping them develop and grow particularly engaging and meaningful.
Do you need help with relationship issues? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with stress in in your work or career? I provide a warm, caring, safe space for you to explore whatever you need. I also offer couples and family counselling, and coaching. Depending on what you need, we can work short term on specific issues, longer term in-depth psychotherapy, or coaching where I can help you achieve success and fulfilment in your personal or professional life. I find supporting people, helping them develop and grow particularly engaging and meaningful.
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Peter Drew
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Therapy is a shared endeavor where we navigate your unique path together. I'm here to assist you in comprehending the challenges you're facing and to craft a therapy plan that harmonizes with your aspirations. With my training in various therapeutic methods, we can explore which one aligns best with your comfort and goals. My background includes helping individuals cope with issues like depression, social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, porn addiction and OCD. I've also dedicated time to teaching coping strategies for handling difficult thoughts and emotions, nurturing self-acceptance, and boosting self-esteem.
Therapy is a shared endeavor where we navigate your unique path together. I'm here to assist you in comprehending the challenges you're facing and to craft a therapy plan that harmonizes with your aspirations. With my training in various therapeutic methods, we can explore which one aligns best with your comfort and goals. My background includes helping individuals cope with issues like depression, social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, porn addiction and OCD. I've also dedicated time to teaching coping strategies for handling difficult thoughts and emotions, nurturing self-acceptance, and boosting self-esteem.
023 8214 6960 View 023 8214 6960
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Philip Bird
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO18
My name is Philip, I am counsellor and psychotherapist who specialises in young people (11+) as well as adults. My practice is based on Transactional Analysis (TA). TA gives us the tools to understand how you came to be as you are. This knowledge gives you the power to change the parts of you that are challenging while also enhancing your positives. Many of my clients find this allows them to accept who they are giving them a sense of peace that is transformative. I treat a wide range of issues especially PTSD and trauma which is often the root cause of anger and anxiety. I also have some great methods to stop overthinking.
My name is Philip, I am counsellor and psychotherapist who specialises in young people (11+) as well as adults. My practice is based on Transactional Analysis (TA). TA gives us the tools to understand how you came to be as you are. This knowledge gives you the power to change the parts of you that are challenging while also enhancing your positives. Many of my clients find this allows them to accept who they are giving them a sense of peace that is transformative. I treat a wide range of issues especially PTSD and trauma which is often the root cause of anger and anxiety. I also have some great methods to stop overthinking.
023 8214 6448 View 023 8214 6448
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David Whistance
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO19
I aim to offer a calm and creative space where we can meet and gently untangle whatever thoughts and feelings you're struggling with to support positive change in your life and relationships. I believe you're doing the best you can with the psychological and social resources that you have. Whether you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed or just feel stuck at some level, maybe we can do some good work together to build your resources and support valuable moments of healing.
I aim to offer a calm and creative space where we can meet and gently untangle whatever thoughts and feelings you're struggling with to support positive change in your life and relationships. I believe you're doing the best you can with the psychological and social resources that you have. Whether you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed or just feel stuck at some level, maybe we can do some good work together to build your resources and support valuable moments of healing.
07949 913737 View 07949 913737
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Mark Bourne
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO30
I can help with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, managing anger and relationships. I provide a warm, safe and supportive environment which helps you to find the answers you are looking for. I listen to what you say to find out how things are from your perspective. I will always be confidential, respectful and work in your best interests. I counsel face to face, online and by telephone, to fit in with your lifestyle.
I can help with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, managing anger and relationships. I provide a warm, safe and supportive environment which helps you to find the answers you are looking for. I listen to what you say to find out how things are from your perspective. I will always be confidential, respectful and work in your best interests. I counsel face to face, online and by telephone, to fit in with your lifestyle.
01489 357132 View 01489 357132
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Bill Lee
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and chartered psychologist with years of experience working with individuals and groups. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling online and in Edinburgh and Southampton. Apart from counselling, I have over 27 years' experience of university teaching and research in psychology, which has enriched my practice. I can help with relationships, personality issues, cultural adjustment, identity, anxiety, bereavement, stress, gender, sexuality, self-esteem, life transitions and existential crisis.
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and chartered psychologist with years of experience working with individuals and groups. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling online and in Edinburgh and Southampton. Apart from counselling, I have over 27 years' experience of university teaching and research in psychology, which has enriched my practice. I can help with relationships, personality issues, cultural adjustment, identity, anxiety, bereavement, stress, gender, sexuality, self-esteem, life transitions and existential crisis.
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Davey Murphy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO15
I don't believe I have an ideal client. I just think anyone that has the courage to come to therapy and face up to the challenges they are facing is the kind of client I want to work with.
I don't believe I have an ideal client. I just think anyone that has the courage to come to therapy and face up to the challenges they are facing is the kind of client I want to work with.
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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.