As men we often grow up believing certain things about what 'being a man' is. Put simply, we get the message from childhood that 'big boys don't cry'. As life moves on, we internalise the idea that 'being a man' means sorting out your problems without discussing them or involving others.
Many men struggle with finding the language to express how they feel. They feel uncomfortable talking about what they perceive as failure, and find it hard to know where to turn to when it becomes impossible to ignore disturbing feelings, behaviours and physical symptoms.
Counselling is designed to be a safe environment where you can be as frank as you want to be about what you are facing. Working with a professional counsellor gives you the opportunity to talk, listen and express yourself without being judged.
For more information on how counselling works and how counselling can help.
This article was published on Oct 18, 2012