Men of all ages and backgrounds use counselling services for a variety of reasons.
Some men come with a specific issue, problem or concern that they would like to address, understand and resolve. Often, it is more helpful to work through issues, problems and concerns with a professional who follows a strict code of confidentiality and who is outside a man’s daily personal and professional circle.
Other men come to conselling for personal development.
At Counselling and Wellbeing Scotland, counsellors are qualified professionals who can assist men as they develop a sense of wellbeing in the face of the many pressures and expectations placed on them by family, friends, the workplace and society in general.
There are no fixed reasons for men to use the counselling service and, as mentioned above, no specific “problem” is required to access the service.
Nonetheless, some examples of concerns frequently brought to counselling sessions by men include stress, anger and anxiety management, dealing with pressure, depression, isolation/loneliness, insomnia, confidence and public speaking, addictions and relationship/sexuality concerns.
Some men use counselling as a means to better understand themselves, their role and purpose in life. Other men come to counselling to improve their communication and relationship skills or to work through past trauma and events that hinder their present wellbeing.