Working with men
I work inclusively with all people, all genders but I think the nature of counselling and talking about our feelings is, at times, not seen as a very masculine pursuit. Therefore, men who are experiencing emotional difficulties are often seen as weak in society. Because of this, I am passionate about breaking the stigmas that surround men's mental health.
We've all heard that ‘boys don’t cry’ and may therefore implicitly believe that men should not share their emotions. Because of these narratives, men tend to bottle things up and don't always know which emotions to be feeling and when they are supposed to be feeling them. It can become a confusing game and difficult to untangle the many 'shoulds'.
I work with men to help navigate this somewhat uncharted territory. To explore the unsaid and what has been held for too long. Through the work, we may discover some unknown depths of emotional strength. More than ever, I think therapy is an essential resource and important tool, for men, in the world we live in today.