Men and Psychotherapy


Deciding to commit to psychotherapy or counselling, can be a  daunting thought for men. Stereotypically men are not comfortable sharing how they feel. Unlike women, they often refrain from expressing their true feelings. This can cause problems in relationships - at home, and possibly at work. Psychotherapy/counselling can facilitate a more open understanding of oneself, and one's way of being in the world, which can offer more possibilities, and choices to the individual. Difficulties can arise in sexual relationships as poor sexual drive, or impotence - which can sometimes be a symptom of some underlying anxieties or fears in a man.

Galway Community Counselling provides a confidential setting, and an empathic listening for clients. The therapist can facilitate an exploration into deeper feelings, and with the client discover more possibilities and choices, for a healthier, more hopeful, happier way of living.

" The thirst for happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man "


Psychotherapy can be a very liberating experience for men, especially those, who find disclosure difficult.  This can have a positive affect on how they communicate, and maintain relationships. In the current economic climate, men find it extremely difficult to live with the threat to their careers, which often causes them to retreat and isolate themselves.  Men will often experience the loss of their job as a loss of their very identity.  Psychotherapy can provide a space to express these fears. It can also help to support and foster a sense of self.

"The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances."





People seek out psychotherapy for a any number of reasons, from life changes, grief, anxieties, fear, phobias, difficulties in relationships. Whatever the cause to consider psychotherapy, there is a deep stirring that causes a person to look outward for help with whatever inner turmoil they may be experiencing.


"Drum sounds rise on the air, and with them, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, i know you are tired, but come, this is the way."


Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to work with a professional to explore what may be causing difficulties for the individual.  This can often be a journey inwards to discover the true Self, and to discover hidden gifts and qualities.

"Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open."


Psychotherapy provides a safe, confidential environment, to talk and explore any difficulties a person may be experiencing.  The process of therapy is very individual.

"And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom."





In the best interests of protecting the confidentiality of our clients, we do not write legal reports.  We can however offer a statement of attendance on request.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 December 2014 22:04

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