Male Counselling in Westhoughton, ENG

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David DuBois
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Westhoughton BL5
Welcome. You’ve taken the first step on your journey to wellness. There are many reasons why you’ve arrived here. Whatever your reason, and whatever you want to change, you’re in the right place to succeed. I am here to help. I’m David. I an expert anxiety therapist who works using Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling and Walk & Talk Therapy in Bolton, Wigan and online. I specialise in working with anxiety and sleep issues, including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and panic attacks. I also work with many other issues including self-esteem, phobias, addictions, negative habits and more.
Welcome. You’ve taken the first step on your journey to wellness. There are many reasons why you’ve arrived here. Whatever your reason, and whatever you want to change, you’re in the right place to succeed. I am here to help. I’m David. I an expert anxiety therapist who works using Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling and Walk & Talk Therapy in Bolton, Wigan and online. I specialise in working with anxiety and sleep issues, including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and panic attacks. I also work with many other issues including self-esteem, phobias, addictions, negative habits and more.
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Stuart Pemberton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Westhoughton BL5
My aim is to provide you with a trusting, caring and non - judgemental environment in which you can share your thoughts and experiences. By walking alongside you through your struggles and working with your feelings I will provide support to help you to help yourself in moving forward with your life. I can also support individuals who need strategies to cope with confrontation and problem solving issues, including positivity issues. I also support couples with communication strategies, helping you to gain clarity on your situation and needs.
My aim is to provide you with a trusting, caring and non - judgemental environment in which you can share your thoughts and experiences. By walking alongside you through your struggles and working with your feelings I will provide support to help you to help yourself in moving forward with your life. I can also support individuals who need strategies to cope with confrontation and problem solving issues, including positivity issues. I also support couples with communication strategies, helping you to gain clarity on your situation and needs.
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Lee Rowland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3
I am a trusted Psychodynamic/CBT Therapist. I have helped many break through the obstacles holding them back; Life’s too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. I am proficient in issues including, Early Life Experiences, ADHD, Addiction, Alcohol/Drug issues, OCD/Phobias, Anxiety/Depression, Work Related Stress, PTSD, Autistic Spectrum, Bereavement, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Panic Disorder.
I am a trusted Psychodynamic/CBT Therapist. I have helped many break through the obstacles holding them back; Life’s too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. I am proficient in issues including, Early Life Experiences, ADHD, Addiction, Alcohol/Drug issues, OCD/Phobias, Anxiety/Depression, Work Related Stress, PTSD, Autistic Spectrum, Bereavement, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Panic Disorder.
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Dr Omar A. Kowlessar
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA3
I have over 20 years experience of working in the area of Adult Mental Health, working with males and females across the entire life span cycle (teenagers to older adults) treating a variety of mental health difficulties, ranging from common mental health problems (depression, anxiety disorders) to severe and enduring mental health difficulties (psychosis, personality disorders). I currently work as a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and run a private therapy practice out of my office in Warrington (Cheshire) where I provide a range of services to the public. Please have a look at my clinic pictures.
I have over 20 years experience of working in the area of Adult Mental Health, working with males and females across the entire life span cycle (teenagers to older adults) treating a variety of mental health difficulties, ranging from common mental health problems (depression, anxiety disorders) to severe and enduring mental health difficulties (psychosis, personality disorders). I currently work as a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and run a private therapy practice out of my office in Warrington (Cheshire) where I provide a range of services to the public. Please have a look at my clinic pictures.
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Joseph Sheridan-Ruddy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Radcliffe M26
Are you looking to gain some clarity in life? Are you struggling in relationships or trying to make sense of your past? Perhaps you feel isolated, angry and are missing out on connections with friends and family. This can suffocate the parts of your life which should bring you joy; this unhappiness can lead to further disconnect with those around you.
Are you looking to gain some clarity in life? Are you struggling in relationships or trying to make sense of your past? Perhaps you feel isolated, angry and are missing out on connections with friends and family. This can suffocate the parts of your life which should bring you joy; this unhappiness can lead to further disconnect with those around you.
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Matthew Hopkins
Counsellor, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Leigh WN7
Are you seeking peace of mind and relief from your current emotional challenges? Whatever it may be that you are struggling with, I can help you. If you are struggling with stress and uncomfortable emotions, anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties or any problems that come with challenging life situations, please get in touch. As a specialist in stress management I can help you start to get your life into the right balance. Together, we can find the right solutions for you. I can assure you that it is my aim to provide you with the best experience possible and give you the help you need in the fewest number of sessions possible.
Are you seeking peace of mind and relief from your current emotional challenges? Whatever it may be that you are struggling with, I can help you. If you are struggling with stress and uncomfortable emotions, anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties or any problems that come with challenging life situations, please get in touch. As a specialist in stress management I can help you start to get your life into the right balance. Together, we can find the right solutions for you. I can assure you that it is my aim to provide you with the best experience possible and give you the help you need in the fewest number of sessions possible.
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Neil Hewson - Sports & Performance Therapist
Verified Verified
Bolton BL5
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
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CBT Therapy Manchester (Individuals & Couples)
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
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Jonathan Barratt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working within both person centered and CBT therapeutic approaches. I worked within the NHS for 14 years working on various mental health units. Whatever your challenge is whether it be depression, anxiety, work related stress, self esteem or any other challenge, I will work in collaboration with you to help identify and navigate a path forward. I offer a kind and calm approach to therapy. I am currently offering sessions face to face, online or by telephone. I can offer goal oriented and solution focused therapy using CBT tools, practical techniques and coping strategies.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working within both person centered and CBT therapeutic approaches. I worked within the NHS for 14 years working on various mental health units. Whatever your challenge is whether it be depression, anxiety, work related stress, self esteem or any other challenge, I will work in collaboration with you to help identify and navigate a path forward. I offer a kind and calm approach to therapy. I am currently offering sessions face to face, online or by telephone. I can offer goal oriented and solution focused therapy using CBT tools, practical techniques and coping strategies.
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Guy Turnbull
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chorley PR6
I understand that it can be hard to seek counselling support and talk about the difficuIt parts of life but I know that empathic listening and support can make a massive difference from my work with clients and also my own development when I have had counselling. Get in touch and start to change your life for the better. I believe strongly that access to private counselling shouldn't be limited to those with good incomes. I have some sessions available at reduced rates for clients on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss your circumstances if you are unable to afford the usual session fee.
I understand that it can be hard to seek counselling support and talk about the difficuIt parts of life but I know that empathic listening and support can make a massive difference from my work with clients and also my own development when I have had counselling. Get in touch and start to change your life for the better. I believe strongly that access to private counselling shouldn't be limited to those with good incomes. I have some sessions available at reduced rates for clients on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss your circumstances if you are unable to afford the usual session fee.
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Philipp C. Berkovits
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Hello! Thanks for checking in! I specialize in childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety, including OCD and panic, as well as autism. As an integrative therapist, I draw on theories and techniques from humanistic, cognitive, and experiential therapies - particularly IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy), EMDR, CBT and Mindfulness. My focus is on trauma processing and healing, increasing self-awareness, sense of present-moment experience, calmness and self-compassion.
Hello! Thanks for checking in! I specialize in childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety, including OCD and panic, as well as autism. As an integrative therapist, I draw on theories and techniques from humanistic, cognitive, and experiential therapies - particularly IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy), EMDR, CBT and Mindfulness. My focus is on trauma processing and healing, increasing self-awareness, sense of present-moment experience, calmness and self-compassion.
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Connor Wallace
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bolton BL6  (Online Only)
Reaching out when you need support isn’t easy, but talking things through can help. Counselling can be a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, an opportunity to discuss things you haven’t felt able to discuss with someone before, or to gain a new perspective.
Reaching out when you need support isn’t easy, but talking things through can help. Counselling can be a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, an opportunity to discuss things you haven’t felt able to discuss with someone before, or to gain a new perspective.
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Ross Charnock
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a strong track record helping patients within the NHS. I offer a safe, consistent setting in private practice to help patients make changes that are not always as easily achieved in time-limited therapy. I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which sees conscious difficulties in our lives as solutions to unconscious problems. It helps with common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression, including trauma, but allows for a deeper appreciation of our internal world that alleviates our everyday disquiet in profound and subtle ways, almost like a volume control being turned down.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a strong track record helping patients within the NHS. I offer a safe, consistent setting in private practice to help patients make changes that are not always as easily achieved in time-limited therapy. I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which sees conscious difficulties in our lives as solutions to unconscious problems. It helps with common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression, including trauma, but allows for a deeper appreciation of our internal world that alleviates our everyday disquiet in profound and subtle ways, almost like a volume control being turned down.
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Be Better Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
As a fully-qualified and experienced counsellor, I take a holistic approach to person centred therapy. I believe firmly in the importance of building up a strong relationship with my clients in order to improve their self-esteem and empower them to make the necessary changes in their lives. Offering a non-judgemental and approachable listening ear, it’s my mission to help those who need it most, especially those who have already had a negative experience of counselling, I practice in a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment.
As a fully-qualified and experienced counsellor, I take a holistic approach to person centred therapy. I believe firmly in the importance of building up a strong relationship with my clients in order to improve their self-esteem and empower them to make the necessary changes in their lives. Offering a non-judgemental and approachable listening ear, it’s my mission to help those who need it most, especially those who have already had a negative experience of counselling, I practice in a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment.
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Dr . F. Abdoola
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bolton BL1
“MBBCHB - M.D, D.Psychotherapy, MRCPsych, RCGP -C.Alcohol &Substance”. Dr. F. Abdoola is a highly respected Consultant Psychiatrist, with over 20 years of experience working in mental health. He currently provides a non judgemental and confidential psychotherapy service, with the aim of individuals discovering , understanding and exploring their most inner, deepest and traumatic feelings and emotions. He helps Identify and managing the root/stressor's which are causing/contributing to their mental health difficulties. Dr. Abdoola takes a holistic, bespoke and individualised approach with children, adults, and older adults.
“MBBCHB - M.D, D.Psychotherapy, MRCPsych, RCGP -C.Alcohol &Substance”. Dr. F. Abdoola is a highly respected Consultant Psychiatrist, with over 20 years of experience working in mental health. He currently provides a non judgemental and confidential psychotherapy service, with the aim of individuals discovering , understanding and exploring their most inner, deepest and traumatic feelings and emotions. He helps Identify and managing the root/stressor's which are causing/contributing to their mental health difficulties. Dr. Abdoola takes a holistic, bespoke and individualised approach with children, adults, and older adults.
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Kevin Tm Dennison
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M30
I am an established Integrative Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with adults. I use an eclectic mix of therapy to enable client to move forward with confidence. I am trained in EMDR, NLP Psychotherapy and have the use of many psychometrics to help clients understand themselves and work towards effective change. I have worked with many clients over the past 25 years and have established a style of therapy that is inclusive and successful in helping people unravel from issues and life's traumas. I am also an Executive Coach and work with many organisations in the North West.
I am an established Integrative Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with adults. I use an eclectic mix of therapy to enable client to move forward with confidence. I am trained in EMDR, NLP Psychotherapy and have the use of many psychometrics to help clients understand themselves and work towards effective change. I have worked with many clients over the past 25 years and have established a style of therapy that is inclusive and successful in helping people unravel from issues and life's traumas. I am also an Executive Coach and work with many organisations in the North West.
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Neal Trotman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M31
Hi and thank you for visiting my profile. Opening up can be hard, I feel it is better to share a problem than to deal with it yourself. I enjoy helping people make sense of their experiences and finding different ways of living. I value hearing each person's story and helping you to find inner calm, clarity and understanding.
Hi and thank you for visiting my profile. Opening up can be hard, I feel it is better to share a problem than to deal with it yourself. I enjoy helping people make sense of their experiences and finding different ways of living. I value hearing each person's story and helping you to find inner calm, clarity and understanding.
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Daniel Nissen
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
People come for therapy for many different issues. A common theme is that people want to get a greater sense of themselves and understanding of what may have caused their issues and how they might grow past these challenges. Therapy can help you feel better about yourself and improve your mental health.
People come for therapy for many different issues. A common theme is that people want to get a greater sense of themselves and understanding of what may have caused their issues and how they might grow past these challenges. Therapy can help you feel better about yourself and improve your mental health.
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Dr Kostas Kouriatis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Not accepting new clients
Life often presents us with challenges and each one of us develops their own ways of dealing with adversities. Sometimes, however, we might feel ‘lost’, incongruent with how we would like to be, how we would like to relate with others and engage with life. Our difficulties may present themselves in different forms and we often use words such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, panic, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexuality concerns, grief and loss to describe our experience.
Life often presents us with challenges and each one of us develops their own ways of dealing with adversities. Sometimes, however, we might feel ‘lost’, incongruent with how we would like to be, how we would like to relate with others and engage with life. Our difficulties may present themselves in different forms and we often use words such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, panic, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexuality concerns, grief and loss to describe our experience.
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Karl Borthwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M17  (Online Only)
I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
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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.