Male Counselling in Brecon, WLS

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Dr Philip Murphy
Clinical Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Dr Philip Murphy (B.Sc., Ph.D., Dip.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol., A.F.B.Ps.S) - Consultant Clinical Psychologist. During my 34 year career I have developed experience in many therapeutic approaches. Using this experience, we can work together to help you understand and overcome the social and emotional difficulties in your life. Embarking on personal therapy can sometimes seem daunting, But generally my clients settle comfortably into our pleasant relaxed setting, and usually find it surprisingly easy to share their thoughts.
Dr Philip Murphy (B.Sc., Ph.D., Dip.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol., A.F.B.Ps.S) - Consultant Clinical Psychologist. During my 34 year career I have developed experience in many therapeutic approaches. Using this experience, we can work together to help you understand and overcome the social and emotional difficulties in your life. Embarking on personal therapy can sometimes seem daunting, But generally my clients settle comfortably into our pleasant relaxed setting, and usually find it surprisingly easy to share their thoughts.
01874 640087 View 01874 640087
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Lee Buttitta
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brecon LD3
Hello and a heartfelt welcome to you! I’m Lee, an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist dedicated to empowering people like you on a journey towards self-awareness, healing and personal growth. As a veteran, I bring with me a strong moral compass, honesty and integrity, which have profoundly shaped my counselling practice. My own life experiences have inspired me to walk alongside others as they navigate the complexities of their emotions and challenges. In a safe and compassionate space, you’ll find a confidant who listens to not just your words but also the unspoken. My approach is centred around your unique needs.
Hello and a heartfelt welcome to you! I’m Lee, an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist dedicated to empowering people like you on a journey towards self-awareness, healing and personal growth. As a veteran, I bring with me a strong moral compass, honesty and integrity, which have profoundly shaped my counselling practice. My own life experiences have inspired me to walk alongside others as they navigate the complexities of their emotions and challenges. In a safe and compassionate space, you’ll find a confidant who listens to not just your words but also the unspoken. My approach is centred around your unique needs.
01982 510082 View 01982 510082

Online Therapists

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Joel Fowler
Counsellor, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bromsgrove B61
You may have hit a rough patch in life and could use some support. You may be feeling a bit down, struggling with relationships. You may realise it is finally time to deal with stuff you've been avoiding, or you're lost and don't know which way to go. I offer private therapy and counselling to individuals looking to heal and grow.
You may have hit a rough patch in life and could use some support. You may be feeling a bit down, struggling with relationships. You may realise it is finally time to deal with stuff you've been avoiding, or you're lost and don't know which way to go. I offer private therapy and counselling to individuals looking to heal and grow.
0121 667 4795 View 0121 667 4795
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John Priestley
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Carmarthen SA32  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My initial training was as a Jungian analyst with the British Association of Psychotherapy, now the British Psychotherapy Foundation. I have subsequently trained as a Schema Therapist with Jeff Young in New York. I am registered with the UKCP, the BCP, the ISST and I am a fellow of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My initial training was as a Jungian analyst with the British Association of Psychotherapy, now the British Psychotherapy Foundation. I have subsequently trained as a Schema Therapist with Jeff Young in New York. I am registered with the UKCP, the BCP, the ISST and I am a fellow of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
020 3828 7650 View 020 3828 7650
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Avon CBT & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
My counselling practice is guided by over 20 years of supporting people in difficult and often stressful situations, gained by working operationally in the NHS, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and the RNLI, as well as teaching in schools and a university. This experience informs my practice, enabling me to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment to work through the concern, challenge or problem being faced. I offer CBT, Relationship (Couples) Counselling and ADHD Support to individuals and couples, delivered with a warm, calm and compassionate focus. I can provide counselling face-to-face, online or whilst walking outdoors.
My counselling practice is guided by over 20 years of supporting people in difficult and often stressful situations, gained by working operationally in the NHS, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and the RNLI, as well as teaching in schools and a university. This experience informs my practice, enabling me to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment to work through the concern, challenge or problem being faced. I offer CBT, Relationship (Couples) Counselling and ADHD Support to individuals and couples, delivered with a warm, calm and compassionate focus. I can provide counselling face-to-face, online or whilst walking outdoors.
0117 463 0084 View 0117 463 0084
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The Eden Practice
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burton-on-Trent DE14
Expressing your thoughts and feelings in confidence, and with someone who can ensure a caring and empathetic space is empowering.  Making changes is not easy, and that is precisely why I engage a very human approach to a number of models of talking therapies.
Expressing your thoughts and feelings in confidence, and with someone who can ensure a caring and empathetic space is empowering.  Making changes is not easy, and that is precisely why I engage a very human approach to a number of models of talking therapies.
07723 466082 View 07723 466082
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Stuart Forbes
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a highly experienced Psychologist and have worked in many areas, schools and homes across Wales and the UK during my career. During this time I have trained in and used a wide range of therapuetic techniques to help make a real difference in the lives of children, families and teachers I have worked with. I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and specialise in helping people with PTSD, fear, anxiety, anger or panic to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
I am a highly experienced Psychologist and have worked in many areas, schools and homes across Wales and the UK during my career. During this time I have trained in and used a wide range of therapuetic techniques to help make a real difference in the lives of children, families and teachers I have worked with. I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and specialise in helping people with PTSD, fear, anxiety, anger or panic to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
01792 986173 View 01792 986173
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Jordan Gooch
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Solihull B90
I work with clients across a broad range of common life issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma-related issues, life transitions, loss and grief.  I also have a keen interest in self-esteem and identity development (including life purpose), stress management, career issues and relationship dynamics. Through a tailored approach, I empower clients to cultivate resilience and create lasting positive change in their lives. I work with male and female clients aged 18+.
I work with clients across a broad range of common life issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma-related issues, life transitions, loss and grief.  I also have a keen interest in self-esteem and identity development (including life purpose), stress management, career issues and relationship dynamics. Through a tailored approach, I empower clients to cultivate resilience and create lasting positive change in their lives. I work with male and female clients aged 18+.
0121 726 3572 View 0121 726 3572
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Dom Savy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnstaple EX32
Professional and experienced counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Barnstaple and North Devon. I offer therapy from my clinic located in Barnstaple town center and also via online video or telephone. Finding the way forward when life becomes difficult can be a challenging prospect and choosing a therapist can be daunting. As your counsellor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and private space where you can begin to understand your thoughts, express your feelings and begin to make sense of your situation.
Professional and experienced counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Barnstaple and North Devon. I offer therapy from my clinic located in Barnstaple town center and also via online video or telephone. Finding the way forward when life becomes difficult can be a challenging prospect and choosing a therapist can be daunting. As your counsellor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and private space where you can begin to understand your thoughts, express your feelings and begin to make sense of your situation.
07446 026730 View 07446 026730
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James Donaldson Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Llandudno LL30
Thanks for checking out my profile. Having delivered therapy to the Armed Forces community and NHS over the past 20 years I have had the privilege of supporting a broad range of people and their difficulties. Whether struggling with the impacts of earlier trauma, with the stuck feeling of unhappiness, or the fears of facing an uncertain future, I believe that finding acceptance of who you are is how we open the door to healing. I also look to enable you to find the goodness that lies within and to use this to live a more meaningful and rewarding life. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or to arrange a consultation.
Thanks for checking out my profile. Having delivered therapy to the Armed Forces community and NHS over the past 20 years I have had the privilege of supporting a broad range of people and their difficulties. Whether struggling with the impacts of earlier trauma, with the stuck feeling of unhappiness, or the fears of facing an uncertain future, I believe that finding acceptance of who you are is how we open the door to healing. I also look to enable you to find the goodness that lies within and to use this to live a more meaningful and rewarding life. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or to arrange a consultation.
01492 554991 View 01492 554991
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LG Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pwllheli LL53
As a North Wales counsellor, I offer empathetic, tailored support, specialising in men's mental health, runner's mental well-being, industry burnouts, family/couples therapy, children and young person therapy. My practice focuses on helping clients combat challenges, advocating for work-life balance, strengthening relationships. I utilise various evidence-based therapies, continually expanding my skills to provide optimal care. Ultimately, my mission is to empower individuals to thrive despite their mental health challenges.
As a North Wales counsellor, I offer empathetic, tailored support, specialising in men's mental health, runner's mental well-being, industry burnouts, family/couples therapy, children and young person therapy. My practice focuses on helping clients combat challenges, advocating for work-life balance, strengthening relationships. I utilise various evidence-based therapies, continually expanding my skills to provide optimal care. Ultimately, my mission is to empower individuals to thrive despite their mental health challenges.
01758 658990 View 01758 658990
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Simon Gaddes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wells BA5
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
01749 608476 View 01749 608476
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Harry Toogood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX1
I offer therapeutic counselling to adult individuals. I work with issues affecting Mental Health and Wellbeing including • Anxiety • Depression • Stress • Low Mood • Bereavement • Trauma • Relationship Issues • Shame • Identity • Existential Concerns • Boarding School Syndrome. I run a private counselling practice from my own therapy room in Southernhay in central Exeter, Devon as well as offering counselling on the telephone and online via video.
I offer therapeutic counselling to adult individuals. I work with issues affecting Mental Health and Wellbeing including • Anxiety • Depression • Stress • Low Mood • Bereavement • Trauma • Relationship Issues • Shame • Identity • Existential Concerns • Boarding School Syndrome. I run a private counselling practice from my own therapy room in Southernhay in central Exeter, Devon as well as offering counselling on the telephone and online via video.
01392 321104 View 01392 321104
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Sean Charlesworth Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Rugby CV22
I'm a qualified and professional counsellor who see's individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience. Talking to me, a trained professional counsellor can help us make sense of challenging times and find a way through, moving us towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
I'm a qualified and professional counsellor who see's individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience. Talking to me, a trained professional counsellor can help us make sense of challenging times and find a way through, moving us towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
0121 817 7107 View 0121 817 7107
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John Halkett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
I have a working knowledge of 12 step addiction programmes and very beneficial in aid there if required. I will help you to help yourself, you're worth it.
I have a working knowledge of 12 step addiction programmes and very beneficial in aid there if required. I will help you to help yourself, you're worth it.
0117 463 2217 View 0117 463 2217
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Michael Leslie Stephenson-Huxford
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV5  (Online Only)
Hello! - My name is Dr Michael Stephenson-Huxford, and I am a CBT, EMDR and Counselling practitioner. A question for you: have you noticed that we are born without an 'instruction manual' - telling us how to manage everything that gets thrown at us in life? The people, situations and challenges we have to endure can feel overwhelming at times; even unfair. The good news is there are solutions and answers if we just look in the right places. My job is to help you get to those places sooner; fixing matters - in a permanent way - so that you can become familiar with a richer, calmer and more fulfilled way of living.
Hello! - My name is Dr Michael Stephenson-Huxford, and I am a CBT, EMDR and Counselling practitioner. A question for you: have you noticed that we are born without an 'instruction manual' - telling us how to manage everything that gets thrown at us in life? The people, situations and challenges we have to endure can feel overwhelming at times; even unfair. The good news is there are solutions and answers if we just look in the right places. My job is to help you get to those places sooner; fixing matters - in a permanent way - so that you can become familiar with a richer, calmer and more fulfilled way of living.
01676 937794 View 01676 937794
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Murad Bukhari
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I am a transpersonal/integrative and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist that creates a space where you are invited to experience yourself; fully, freely, safely, confidentially and without judgement. Together we will explore your dreams, what brings you joy, aspirations, struggles and your deepest fears. You will come to a deeper understanding of how past experiences have shaped your feelings about life today. Psychotherapy helps us welcome in and integrate all aspects of ourselves, with conscious awareness. With work, you will experience an authentic acceptance of your whole Self, and the myriad possibilities that this brings.
I am a transpersonal/integrative and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist that creates a space where you are invited to experience yourself; fully, freely, safely, confidentially and without judgement. Together we will explore your dreams, what brings you joy, aspirations, struggles and your deepest fears. You will come to a deeper understanding of how past experiences have shaped your feelings about life today. Psychotherapy helps us welcome in and integrate all aspects of ourselves, with conscious awareness. With work, you will experience an authentic acceptance of your whole Self, and the myriad possibilities that this brings.
020 4538 2987 View 020 4538 2987
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Max Knowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
01242 903640 View 01242 903640
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Robert McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS8
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
01934 235285 View 01934 235285
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Michael Cousin
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
My experience is broad, I am happy to work with clients at any stage of life. An art psychotherapists’ training is extensive and intensive over a three-year period, and it provides us with a framework that can be used to support a client with any mental health struggle up to the most complex issues. I have significant experience with clients who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I also have wide ranging experience of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
My experience is broad, I am happy to work with clients at any stage of life. An art psychotherapists’ training is extensive and intensive over a three-year period, and it provides us with a framework that can be used to support a client with any mental health struggle up to the most complex issues. I have significant experience with clients who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I also have wide ranging experience of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
029 2271 2637 View 029 2271 2637

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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.