Male Counselling in York, ENG

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Dr Richard Jenkinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO10
Are you tired of putting on a brave face when inside you wish the world would just swallow you up at times? Perhaps you struggle to feel good about yourself, your body or your life and carry the burden of shame, regret or frustration about this. Maybe you dwell on the past, worry about the future or over-analyse everything you do harshly and critically. Do things all seem a bit grey sometimes? You might be in your head a lot & perhaps you've learnt ways to protect yourself or cope (that may be having unintended consequences). You may understandably long for life to feel pleasurable, hopeful and meaningful again.
Are you tired of putting on a brave face when inside you wish the world would just swallow you up at times? Perhaps you struggle to feel good about yourself, your body or your life and carry the burden of shame, regret or frustration about this. Maybe you dwell on the past, worry about the future or over-analyse everything you do harshly and critically. Do things all seem a bit grey sometimes? You might be in your head a lot & perhaps you've learnt ways to protect yourself or cope (that may be having unintended consequences). You may understandably long for life to feel pleasurable, hopeful and meaningful again.
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Yorkshire Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO24
I appreciate that it can feel difficult in asking for help and to put trust in someone you have never met, especially with often upsetting and difficult issues. It can feel like we may have somehow failed or its a last resort in trying to resolve difficulties. I have helped many people like yourself, who also felt unsure initially on what to expect and feelings of trepidation or embarrassment in asking for help. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is all important to be effective in addressing the issues and helping you to make the changes that you want and to get things back on track.
I appreciate that it can feel difficult in asking for help and to put trust in someone you have never met, especially with often upsetting and difficult issues. It can feel like we may have somehow failed or its a last resort in trying to resolve difficulties. I have helped many people like yourself, who also felt unsure initially on what to expect and feelings of trepidation or embarrassment in asking for help. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is all important to be effective in addressing the issues and helping you to make the changes that you want and to get things back on track.
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Alex Hannay
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Waitlist for new clients
We each have our own particular blend of resources and limitations, specific to us and unique as a fingerprint. That's why my therapeutic counselling doesn't provide 6-step plans, workbooks or programmes. It's open, free-flowing and exploratory. It takes the time to clear a regular safe space in which to unpack the events, relationships and emotions that you bring with you to this moment. To think about your feeling and feel your thinking. To talk, to laugh, to be tired, angry, uplifted or simply just to take the time to be. With compassion, empathy and without judgment.
We each have our own particular blend of resources and limitations, specific to us and unique as a fingerprint. That's why my therapeutic counselling doesn't provide 6-step plans, workbooks or programmes. It's open, free-flowing and exploratory. It takes the time to clear a regular safe space in which to unpack the events, relationships and emotions that you bring with you to this moment. To think about your feeling and feel your thinking. To talk, to laugh, to be tired, angry, uplifted or simply just to take the time to be. With compassion, empathy and without judgment.
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Flexible Mind Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO31
If you are experiencing anxiety, having difficulty adapting to the ever-changing demands of the world, or finding it hard to express yourself, you don't have to cope alone. I'm Ian Wootton, and I set up Flexible Mind Psychology to provide specialist therapy for those who feel disconnected, even when they are around lots of people, or who feel stuck in their rigid ways of thinking or behaving. If you are someone who is often assumed to be coping perfectly well, who doesn’t like to make a fuss, and who appears to be okay on the outside but is actually struggling on the inside, get in touch - I can help you to adapt and reconnect.
If you are experiencing anxiety, having difficulty adapting to the ever-changing demands of the world, or finding it hard to express yourself, you don't have to cope alone. I'm Ian Wootton, and I set up Flexible Mind Psychology to provide specialist therapy for those who feel disconnected, even when they are around lots of people, or who feel stuck in their rigid ways of thinking or behaving. If you are someone who is often assumed to be coping perfectly well, who doesn’t like to make a fuss, and who appears to be okay on the outside but is actually struggling on the inside, get in touch - I can help you to adapt and reconnect.
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Michael John Gorwood
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO24
Hi, my name is Michael and I am a fully trained, registered counsellor (MBACP) (MNCPS). I have many years of experience working with caring roles and addiction. If you are struggling with issues of anxiety, feeling low and unmotivated for life, trapped in addiction or finding a caring role especially difficult, then I am here to help. I offer face to face, telephone or online sessions, which provides a range of options for those with busy lives. First and foremost, I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore any issue which is causing you difficulty in life, which in turn can help you live life with more freedom.
Hi, my name is Michael and I am a fully trained, registered counsellor (MBACP) (MNCPS). I have many years of experience working with caring roles and addiction. If you are struggling with issues of anxiety, feeling low and unmotivated for life, trapped in addiction or finding a caring role especially difficult, then I am here to help. I offer face to face, telephone or online sessions, which provides a range of options for those with busy lives. First and foremost, I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore any issue which is causing you difficulty in life, which in turn can help you live life with more freedom.
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Dominic French
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO30
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who offers a safe, non-judgemental and professional space where you can be supported in exploring your past, present and/or future within a therapeutic relationship that you will feel really seen and heard in. There are many reasons why people might seek therapy as everyone is unique with their own lived experiences - sometimes the issue can be described but other times, there might just be a feeling of wanting life or things to be different. I have a depth of understanding to help support you, gained from extensive training and through both personal and professional experience.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who offers a safe, non-judgemental and professional space where you can be supported in exploring your past, present and/or future within a therapeutic relationship that you will feel really seen and heard in. There are many reasons why people might seek therapy as everyone is unique with their own lived experiences - sometimes the issue can be described but other times, there might just be a feeling of wanting life or things to be different. I have a depth of understanding to help support you, gained from extensive training and through both personal and professional experience.
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Simon Baverstock
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO24
I'm an integrative relational psychotherapist and I use my experience of talking and relating to you in sessions to understand your way of being in the world, how you make sense of it and how you relate to others. Your journey is unique. Every time I've been listened to and understood I've come away feeling cared for and valued with a new sense of worth. I've learned that change is inevitable and that how I care for myself in the present affects my future.
I'm an integrative relational psychotherapist and I use my experience of talking and relating to you in sessions to understand your way of being in the world, how you make sense of it and how you relate to others. Your journey is unique. Every time I've been listened to and understood I've come away feeling cared for and valued with a new sense of worth. I've learned that change is inevitable and that how I care for myself in the present affects my future.
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Peter Phillips
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO23
Whatever reason you're looking for a counsellor - an overwhelming stressful situation, or you may be suffering from anxiety or a general feeling that something is not right in your life - finding someone who takes care to listen and understand can make a huge difference. I can offer you a relationship based on trust and acceptance. I believe the quality of my presence with you will matter a great deal - my openness and attention to what you bring. And this enables me to create a space where you can really be heard without judgment, and held safely.
Whatever reason you're looking for a counsellor - an overwhelming stressful situation, or you may be suffering from anxiety or a general feeling that something is not right in your life - finding someone who takes care to listen and understand can make a huge difference. I can offer you a relationship based on trust and acceptance. I believe the quality of my presence with you will matter a great deal - my openness and attention to what you bring. And this enables me to create a space where you can really be heard without judgment, and held safely.
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Andy Dunn
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO10
Hello, and welcome to my page in this directory. I am a highly qualified and experienced clinical psychologist located near the centre of York. Prior to working full time in private practice I worked as a clinical psychologist in NHS mental health services for 14years. I offer individual therapy to adults (across the age range) with a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, depression, low mood, trauma, emotional neglect, stress, grief, self-esteem and relationship problems. Please see my website for more details of how I work.
Hello, and welcome to my page in this directory. I am a highly qualified and experienced clinical psychologist located near the centre of York. Prior to working full time in private practice I worked as a clinical psychologist in NHS mental health services for 14years. I offer individual therapy to adults (across the age range) with a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, depression, low mood, trauma, emotional neglect, stress, grief, self-esteem and relationship problems. Please see my website for more details of how I work.
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David-John Cooke
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO10
Welcome to my page! I am a person-centred therapist, meaning that I do not offer direct advice or instruction, but that I will help you to explore your needs from your perspective. I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative space where together we can explore the issues affecting you in your life, at your own pace. The purpose of my work is not to "fix", but to increase your understanding and awareness, and to help you to accept yourself and your needs on your own terms.
Welcome to my page! I am a person-centred therapist, meaning that I do not offer direct advice or instruction, but that I will help you to explore your needs from your perspective. I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative space where together we can explore the issues affecting you in your life, at your own pace. The purpose of my work is not to "fix", but to increase your understanding and awareness, and to help you to accept yourself and your needs on your own terms.
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David Havelock
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO62
Coming to therapy can be a difficult decision to make. When we are having difficulty in our lives our thinking can become unclear or unhelpful and we do things that we think might help in the short term, but can perhaps have a negative effect in the long term. This can result in becoming trapped in unhealthy cycles where you may also be experiencing unpleasant emotions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help to unravel the complex human thoughts and emotions that sometimes contribute to being less than at our best, and find new ways of thinking and being to move forward.
Coming to therapy can be a difficult decision to make. When we are having difficulty in our lives our thinking can become unclear or unhelpful and we do things that we think might help in the short term, but can perhaps have a negative effect in the long term. This can result in becoming trapped in unhealthy cycles where you may also be experiencing unpleasant emotions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help to unravel the complex human thoughts and emotions that sometimes contribute to being less than at our best, and find new ways of thinking and being to move forward.
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Ben Groves
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO31
Hello, I’m Ben, a psychotherapist based in York, and I support people to resolve life and relationship difficulties. If you’ve ever felt trapped, possibly disliking who you have become and feeling others blaming you too; we can work together to make sense of how you came to be the person that you are today, and how to make positive changes in your life- to make you more you. Often we feel life’s pressures, or that there is some is just ‘wrong’ but we are unsure of what ‘it’ is, we can resolve the it - to make you more you. I support clients with childhood trauma, complex diagnosis, as well as seemly day to day issues.
Hello, I’m Ben, a psychotherapist based in York, and I support people to resolve life and relationship difficulties. If you’ve ever felt trapped, possibly disliking who you have become and feeling others blaming you too; we can work together to make sense of how you came to be the person that you are today, and how to make positive changes in your life- to make you more you. Often we feel life’s pressures, or that there is some is just ‘wrong’ but we are unsure of what ‘it’ is, we can resolve the it - to make you more you. I support clients with childhood trauma, complex diagnosis, as well as seemly day to day issues.
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Geoff Norton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO60
I am a UK-qualified (PGdip/MA) integrative humanistic counsellor. I have 3 years experience working mainly with people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and issues around self-esteem. My practice draws on a number of different counselling theories but is primarily person-centred, based on the exploration of thoughts and feelings heard without judgement. I think my clinical training is supported by a rich life-experience. Aside from the UK, I have lived in Spain, the USA, and Colombia. I spent years doing many different jobs before focussing on a career in counselling.
I am a UK-qualified (PGdip/MA) integrative humanistic counsellor. I have 3 years experience working mainly with people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and issues around self-esteem. My practice draws on a number of different counselling theories but is primarily person-centred, based on the exploration of thoughts and feelings heard without judgement. I think my clinical training is supported by a rich life-experience. Aside from the UK, I have lived in Spain, the USA, and Colombia. I spent years doing many different jobs before focussing on a career in counselling.
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Peter Braham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
York YO26
We can't change the past but we can re-examine the influence it has had on us. We can't change other people, but we can grow and change ourselves. Counselling is an opportunity to think about the life we want and to work on making it happen. Sometimes this means identifying and disrupting old patterns that no longer work for us. Sometimes it means becoming more assertive, "emotionally literate", confident or empathic. Sometimes it means being able to tell which people are good for us right now. Sometimes it just means crying out the hurt.
We can't change the past but we can re-examine the influence it has had on us. We can't change other people, but we can grow and change ourselves. Counselling is an opportunity to think about the life we want and to work on making it happen. Sometimes this means identifying and disrupting old patterns that no longer work for us. Sometimes it means becoming more assertive, "emotionally literate", confident or empathic. Sometimes it means being able to tell which people are good for us right now. Sometimes it just means crying out the hurt.
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Dan Seamark
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO10
Do you find that there's too much going on in your head to think straight? losing sleep and not feeling like yourself? Perhaps you're struggling with something current, perhaps the past is holding on? Maybe you're not even sure what the problem is? I aim to offer you a safe and independent space with a trusting relationship where we can explore what you're going through without judegement or expectation. My philosophy is to support others in supporting themselves and I find what helps people is a warm, empathic and neutral space with a person you feel confident sharing the parts of your life that feel vulnerable, safely.
Do you find that there's too much going on in your head to think straight? losing sleep and not feeling like yourself? Perhaps you're struggling with something current, perhaps the past is holding on? Maybe you're not even sure what the problem is? I aim to offer you a safe and independent space with a trusting relationship where we can explore what you're going through without judegement or expectation. My philosophy is to support others in supporting themselves and I find what helps people is a warm, empathic and neutral space with a person you feel confident sharing the parts of your life that feel vulnerable, safely.
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Dr Esmond Chow
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Have you noticed that certain patterns seem to repeat in your life? Perhaps in how you feel internally across different situations, or in your interactions with others, or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t quite know what’s going on, or how you might move forward? You may have thought to yourself “try harder”, or “others can do it, why can’t I?”, or even believe something is “wrong” with you that’s keeping you from the life you wish to live. Whilst these thoughts are shared by many, they aren’t entirely accurate, and therapy with me might help make sense of things, talk through your struggles, and find different ways to move forward.
Have you noticed that certain patterns seem to repeat in your life? Perhaps in how you feel internally across different situations, or in your interactions with others, or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t quite know what’s going on, or how you might move forward? You may have thought to yourself “try harder”, or “others can do it, why can’t I?”, or even believe something is “wrong” with you that’s keeping you from the life you wish to live. Whilst these thoughts are shared by many, they aren’t entirely accurate, and therapy with me might help make sense of things, talk through your struggles, and find different ways to move forward.
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Richard Cooling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO30
I am a professional counsellor based in Wetherby and York, who works with adults on a one-to-one basis. If you are looking for counselling, I am here to help you with whatever difficulties you may be going through. I do this by offering a private space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, working with you to make sense of what is happening and change things for the better. This may include specific problems like anxiety and depression, or could be something more general that is harder to put into words. Whatever the issue, we would work together and at your own pace, to improve things in your life.
I am a professional counsellor based in Wetherby and York, who works with adults on a one-to-one basis. If you are looking for counselling, I am here to help you with whatever difficulties you may be going through. I do this by offering a private space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, working with you to make sense of what is happening and change things for the better. This may include specific problems like anxiety and depression, or could be something more general that is harder to put into words. Whatever the issue, we would work together and at your own pace, to improve things in your life.
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Will Sessions
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO31  (Online Only)
I work with children and young people, specialising in anxiety and OCD. I help them learn new skills and attitudes to improve their ability to handle difficult thoughts and feelings and do more of what matters to them and make more room for connection. Mental health challenges encroach on their lives, make them avoid and make their world smaller. They disconnect from themselves, the things they care about and the people that matter to them. They underestimate their strengths and resources, overestimate life’s challenges and get stuck.
I work with children and young people, specialising in anxiety and OCD. I help them learn new skills and attitudes to improve their ability to handle difficult thoughts and feelings and do more of what matters to them and make more room for connection. Mental health challenges encroach on their lives, make them avoid and make their world smaller. They disconnect from themselves, the things they care about and the people that matter to them. They underestimate their strengths and resources, overestimate life’s challenges and get stuck.
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Andrew Casselton
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO42
Hello, I'm Andrew a warm, compassionate Relational Integrative Psychotherapist based in North Yorkshire. Are you feeling listless, or perhaps live with anxiety or worry? Do you struggle to focus or have a feeling of being ‘elsewhere’? Do you suspect you might be addicted to work, food, social media, alcohol, legal or illegal drugs? I have lived experience of overcoming large life challenges and I can relate to what you bring to our sessions. I'll be right by your side as we move forward towards your greater sense of all you can be.
Hello, I'm Andrew a warm, compassionate Relational Integrative Psychotherapist based in North Yorkshire. Are you feeling listless, or perhaps live with anxiety or worry? Do you struggle to focus or have a feeling of being ‘elsewhere’? Do you suspect you might be addicted to work, food, social media, alcohol, legal or illegal drugs? I have lived experience of overcoming large life challenges and I can relate to what you bring to our sessions. I'll be right by your side as we move forward towards your greater sense of all you can be.
0113 519 9973 View 0113 519 9973
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Dr Keith Abbott
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO1
I’m passionate about helping you make more of your life, whether you want to work on personal, psychological, relationship, mental health or spiritual issues or to find more meaning, fulfilment, purpose and happiness in life. I have a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, and counselling supervision. I help men, women and couples of many professions, occupations and nationalities, from 18 upwards in UK and (online) overseas. I provide individual sessions, couples sessions and am a qualified counselling supervisor.
I’m passionate about helping you make more of your life, whether you want to work on personal, psychological, relationship, mental health or spiritual issues or to find more meaning, fulfilment, purpose and happiness in life. I have a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, and counselling supervision. I help men, women and couples of many professions, occupations and nationalities, from 18 upwards in UK and (online) overseas. I provide individual sessions, couples sessions and am a qualified counselling supervisor.
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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.