Male Counselling in Banff, SCT

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Ian Innes Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
01542 285232 View 01542 285232
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Dr Tony Wood
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
I specialise in working with clients who experience anger, anxiety, stress, depression, apathy and bereavement. In addition to talking therapies, I use creative approaches such as writing to help you express, understand and come to terms with your feelings. I also offer walking and talking in a rural environment.
I specialise in working with clients who experience anger, anxiety, stress, depression, apathy and bereavement. In addition to talking therapies, I use creative approaches such as writing to help you express, understand and come to terms with your feelings. I also offer walking and talking in a rural environment.
01466 402261 View 01466 402261
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dfscounselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
01542 285310 View 01542 285310

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David Spivey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Turriff AB53
Are you seeking therapy because you want to make your life better? It feels like life has always been and uphill battle for you and never felt easy. Anxiety and fear seem to be constant companions that you live with. Maybe you work offshore, a traditionally male environment where feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness and could harm your career. Perhaps your relationships have always been difficult, you struggle to express your feelings and have your voice heard. Perhaps the trauma that you experienced growing up has left you unable to trust people and what they say. You feel stuck and overwhelmed. You would like answers?
Are you seeking therapy because you want to make your life better? It feels like life has always been and uphill battle for you and never felt easy. Anxiety and fear seem to be constant companions that you live with. Maybe you work offshore, a traditionally male environment where feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness and could harm your career. Perhaps your relationships have always been difficult, you struggle to express your feelings and have your voice heard. Perhaps the trauma that you experienced growing up has left you unable to trust people and what they say. You feel stuck and overwhelmed. You would like answers?
01358 286425 View 01358 286425

Online Therapists

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Dr Alexander Fox
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1
I help adults from all walks of life (online or in person). There are four groups that I especially work with: a) students and academics (due to my own extensive academic background), who want to tackle problems that often beleaguer them in their personal (e.g. relationship issues) and professional lives (e.g. perfectionism); b) professionals who are either tackling personal/career problems and/or wishing to engage in self-development; 3) Couples; 4) Clients from an LGBTQ+ background who want a safe space to talk about what is troubling them and to find possible solutions. With all clients I work in an eclectic (pluralistic) way.
I help adults from all walks of life (online or in person). There are four groups that I especially work with: a) students and academics (due to my own extensive academic background), who want to tackle problems that often beleaguer them in their personal (e.g. relationship issues) and professional lives (e.g. perfectionism); b) professionals who are either tackling personal/career problems and/or wishing to engage in self-development; 3) Couples; 4) Clients from an LGBTQ+ background who want a safe space to talk about what is troubling them and to find possible solutions. With all clients I work in an eclectic (pluralistic) way.
07734 900796 View 07734 900796
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Alexander Leon Nite
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dundee DD1
The weight of loss, betrayal, and rejection can be immense, often leaving us feeling overwhelmed and adrift. Yet, it's remarkable how swiftly we can reclaim control and redirect our lives towards a positive trajectory. Allow me to be your guide on this transformative journey. By cultivating self-acceptance, nurturing relationships, and fostering love and presence within ourselves, we can unlock the boundless potential for change and rebuild a fulfilling life.
The weight of loss, betrayal, and rejection can be immense, often leaving us feeling overwhelmed and adrift. Yet, it's remarkable how swiftly we can reclaim control and redirect our lives towards a positive trajectory. Allow me to be your guide on this transformative journey. By cultivating self-acceptance, nurturing relationships, and fostering love and presence within ourselves, we can unlock the boundless potential for change and rebuild a fulfilling life.
01382 933258 View 01382 933258
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Paul Matthew
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dundee DD5
Hi I'm Paul and I'm a Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am experienced and flexible to work with any presenting issue. I can offer short or longer term therapy and work with you to find the best route for you. I have experience in Anxiety, Cancer and Long term illness, Depression, low mood, Feeling Sad, Uni Students, Relational issues, Bereavement, older Teenagers, Work related stress and redundancy, I can also work with anger, trauma and any other presenting issue.
Hi I'm Paul and I'm a Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am experienced and flexible to work with any presenting issue. I can offer short or longer term therapy and work with you to find the best route for you. I have experience in Anxiety, Cancer and Long term illness, Depression, low mood, Feeling Sad, Uni Students, Relational issues, Bereavement, older Teenagers, Work related stress and redundancy, I can also work with anger, trauma and any other presenting issue.
01382 919373 View 01382 919373
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Adam Digby
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pitlochry PH16  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Counsellor & Specialist Consultant in Mental Health with over a decade and a half of experience helping adults & young people overcome difficulties impacting emotional well-being and mental health. I specialise in working with Individuals, Men and Young People (16y.o.a+). I deliberately keep the number of people I work with low and have found through experience, this allows me much greater flexibility when working with my clients. My fee structure as indicated is £80 per session (50 minutes) and £100 for our first session which runs longer at 90 minutes, giving us adequate time together on our first meeting.
I am a Registered Counsellor & Specialist Consultant in Mental Health with over a decade and a half of experience helping adults & young people overcome difficulties impacting emotional well-being and mental health. I specialise in working with Individuals, Men and Young People (16y.o.a+). I deliberately keep the number of people I work with low and have found through experience, this allows me much greater flexibility when working with my clients. My fee structure as indicated is £80 per session (50 minutes) and £100 for our first session which runs longer at 90 minutes, giving us adequate time together on our first meeting.
01621 730608 View 01621 730608
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Parkar Psychological Therapy (CBT and EMDR)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cupar KY15  (Online Only)
Are you feeling depressed, or anxious, or even symptoms of PTSD or OCD? I offer therapy for low self esteem, perfectionism, stress management, return to work, worry and sleeping difficulties. I will work with you to help you understand why you are feeling like this, and what is keeping it going. so you can make meaningful life changes. If you are wanting to improve your quality of life, or your motivation, or manage negative thoughts or worries, then get in touch. I will help improve your confidence, manage intrusive or traumatic experiences, face your fears, or manage panic attacks so that you can focus on what is important in life
Are you feeling depressed, or anxious, or even symptoms of PTSD or OCD? I offer therapy for low self esteem, perfectionism, stress management, return to work, worry and sleeping difficulties. I will work with you to help you understand why you are feeling like this, and what is keeping it going. so you can make meaningful life changes. If you are wanting to improve your quality of life, or your motivation, or manage negative thoughts or worries, then get in touch. I will help improve your confidence, manage intrusive or traumatic experiences, face your fears, or manage panic attacks so that you can focus on what is important in life
01334 809186 View 01334 809186
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Mind Room Consultants
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Cupar KY15
Your point of view will be our starting point. Your insights will be our steppingstones. I will listen to understand; build a relationship with you and discover how to best serve you. I will invest my passion, energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to ensure your success. I will encourage you to connect with your authentic self. I want to work with you to engineer your emotional health and wellbeing state, so it aligns with your core purpose. I am then able to hold you accountable to your own expectations.
Your point of view will be our starting point. Your insights will be our steppingstones. I will listen to understand; build a relationship with you and discover how to best serve you. I will invest my passion, energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to ensure your success. I will encourage you to connect with your authentic self. I want to work with you to engineer your emotional health and wellbeing state, so it aligns with your core purpose. I am then able to hold you accountable to your own expectations.
07403 935628 View 07403 935628
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Dr David Herd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Inverness IV2
If you're struggling with emotional distress, psychotherapy can help. Understanding your symptoms is often the first step towards recovery. If you can see a rational explanation for your problems, you are likely to engage in a hopeful way with therapy to restore your mental health. I would listen carefully to your account of what you face on a daily basis and to what it was like to be a child, an adolescent and an adult in your particular family setting. I would also be interested in what helps you cope. Reclaiming your normal life will involve building on your own strengths and on relationships with those you trust.
If you're struggling with emotional distress, psychotherapy can help. Understanding your symptoms is often the first step towards recovery. If you can see a rational explanation for your problems, you are likely to engage in a hopeful way with therapy to restore your mental health. I would listen carefully to your account of what you face on a daily basis and to what it was like to be a child, an adolescent and an adult in your particular family setting. I would also be interested in what helps you cope. Reclaiming your normal life will involve building on your own strengths and on relationships with those you trust.
01456 494637 View 01456 494637
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Jonathan Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montrose DD10
Welcome and hello. I work in person and online at Baldovie House Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our premises are just outside Montrose. We offer a safe tranquil and confidential environment. I view my job as helping you to say what it is that is troubling you and then working out what it is that you might want to change in your life and then helping you put that into practice. I work with an initial session where we explore these things and get to know one another. All my work is insured; I am registered with Information Commissioner for the keeping of personal information. Call, text or email and I'll respond within a day usually.
Welcome and hello. I work in person and online at Baldovie House Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our premises are just outside Montrose. We offer a safe tranquil and confidential environment. I view my job as helping you to say what it is that is troubling you and then working out what it is that you might want to change in your life and then helping you put that into practice. I work with an initial session where we explore these things and get to know one another. All my work is insured; I am registered with Information Commissioner for the keeping of personal information. Call, text or email and I'll respond within a day usually.
01561 400166 View 01561 400166
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James McComas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Inverness IV2
I am an experienced practitioner who offers counselling / psychotherapy from a person-centred perspective. I aim to support clients as they explore their unique situation and beliefs, enabling them to trust and understand themselves better. I help clients to Identify things that aren’t working in their lives and look at how these can be improved, so that life becomes more worth while and relationships with self and others more enriching. I provide a safe space where a person can be listened to without judgement. This creates a powerful experience which can lead to lasting positive change.
I am an experienced practitioner who offers counselling / psychotherapy from a person-centred perspective. I aim to support clients as they explore their unique situation and beliefs, enabling them to trust and understand themselves better. I help clients to Identify things that aren’t working in their lives and look at how these can be improved, so that life becomes more worth while and relationships with self and others more enriching. I provide a safe space where a person can be listened to without judgement. This creates a powerful experience which can lead to lasting positive change.
01456 498688 View 01456 498688
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Oskars Grins
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Only with knowing yourself as you are and the root of your distress can you make positive changes. Person or client-centred therapy is a talking therapy based on the view that everyone has the capacity and underlying desire for personal growth, given the right conditions. As a therapist, I embody and offer such conditions of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence in order to help you come to terms with any negative or overwhelming feelings and to change, develop, and grow in accordance with the best interests of yourself.
Only with knowing yourself as you are and the root of your distress can you make positive changes. Person or client-centred therapy is a talking therapy based on the view that everyone has the capacity and underlying desire for personal growth, given the right conditions. As a therapist, I embody and offer such conditions of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence in order to help you come to terms with any negative or overwhelming feelings and to change, develop, and grow in accordance with the best interests of yourself.
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Marc Johnson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cupar KY14
My background in supporting people from all walks of life with varying concerns, and my experience working with trauma has given me a strong foundation to support individuals who come to therapy with a range of issues and concerns to include depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues and difficult life changes. I specialise in supporting individuals who have been affected by trauma; particularly those who have experienced sexual abuse and/or rape. I support individuals in understanding their traumatic experiences and the impact of trauma on various aspects of their lives.
My background in supporting people from all walks of life with varying concerns, and my experience working with trauma has given me a strong foundation to support individuals who come to therapy with a range of issues and concerns to include depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues and difficult life changes. I specialise in supporting individuals who have been affected by trauma; particularly those who have experienced sexual abuse and/or rape. I support individuals in understanding their traumatic experiences and the impact of trauma on various aspects of their lives.
01337 327005 View 01337 327005
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Andy Sanwell
Counsellor, MSc, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dundee DD1
I assume you have something you would like to talk privately to somebody about. I wonder what it is like to be you. Do you often feel alien, struggling to understand and be understood by others? Is finding friends and keeping them hard? Would you rather avoid groups whilst wanting to belong? Does change hit you hard? Do you feel distant from others and even yourself? And maybe answering seemingly simple questions, such as “how are you?” or “what do you need?” feels difficult. I have some idea of what that is like. I offer you acceptance within a non-judgemental, empathic therapeutic relationship.
I assume you have something you would like to talk privately to somebody about. I wonder what it is like to be you. Do you often feel alien, struggling to understand and be understood by others? Is finding friends and keeping them hard? Would you rather avoid groups whilst wanting to belong? Does change hit you hard? Do you feel distant from others and even yourself? And maybe answering seemingly simple questions, such as “how are you?” or “what do you need?” feels difficult. I have some idea of what that is like. I offer you acceptance within a non-judgemental, empathic therapeutic relationship.
01382 919065 View 01382 919065
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Simon Stedman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Inverness IV2
If you are reading this it's likely that you are struggling emotionally, perhaps with anxiety, finding life tough, longing to find answers or for things to change. Maybe there is a sense that something profound is missing, but you don't know what. Perhaps there are aspects of your behaviour that you don't understand or even don't like. I know how hard it can be. The good news is that by even noticing your feelings and making these first steps to reach out YOU are already on the path to change. So whatever has drawn you here, I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and can help you find the answers and change you long for.
If you are reading this it's likely that you are struggling emotionally, perhaps with anxiety, finding life tough, longing to find answers or for things to change. Maybe there is a sense that something profound is missing, but you don't know what. Perhaps there are aspects of your behaviour that you don't understand or even don't like. I know how hard it can be. The good news is that by even noticing your feelings and making these first steps to reach out YOU are already on the path to change. So whatever has drawn you here, I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and can help you find the answers and change you long for.
01309 250492 View 01309 250492
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Dr Ernest Wagner - Online - Authentic Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
I'm interested to hear what's going on for you on the inside. What is getting in the way of you living life fully? What would it look like to become more of your authentic self? Let’s work together to help you overcome challenges, difficulties, hurts, and unhelpful patterns in your life. I am a Clinical Psychologist, providing caring, evidence-based assessment and therapy with a down-to-earth and values-focused approach. I have over 10 years experience in mental health and rehabilitation. (www.AuthenticPsychology.co.uk for more info)
I'm interested to hear what's going on for you on the inside. What is getting in the way of you living life fully? What would it look like to become more of your authentic self? Let’s work together to help you overcome challenges, difficulties, hurts, and unhelpful patterns in your life. I am a Clinical Psychologist, providing caring, evidence-based assessment and therapy with a down-to-earth and values-focused approach. I have over 10 years experience in mental health and rehabilitation. (www.AuthenticPsychology.co.uk for more info)
01224 007400 View 01224 007400
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Allan Turner
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Forfar DD8  (Online Only)
I love working with couples and also people affected by Autism (formerly called Aspergers' syndrome) and increasingly referred to as Neurodiversity. You may be the "affected person", or they could be your partner, child, a relative, or a work colleague. My “approach" is entirely Person-centred. I find this well suited for both couples and Autism. It strives to understand the client and their inner world and doesn’t tell what to do!
I love working with couples and also people affected by Autism (formerly called Aspergers' syndrome) and increasingly referred to as Neurodiversity. You may be the "affected person", or they could be your partner, child, a relative, or a work colleague. My “approach" is entirely Person-centred. I find this well suited for both couples and Autism. It strives to understand the client and their inner world and doesn’t tell what to do!
01307 498244 View 01307 498244
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Richard Warden (Frameshift Counselling)
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1
I offer a select set of therapeutic approaches, along with elements of Cinema Therapy, online and in person. During times of transition, stress, depression or anxiety, I calmly help individuals navigate change and make meaningful transformations in their lives. Free 30-minute initial consultation to explore moving forward together.
I offer a select set of therapeutic approaches, along with elements of Cinema Therapy, online and in person. During times of transition, stress, depression or anxiety, I calmly help individuals navigate change and make meaningful transformations in their lives. Free 30-minute initial consultation to explore moving forward together.
01382 919379 View 01382 919379

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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.