In 22 years as a therapist, about half of the people I have seen as clients have been men. Nearly all of them have said how hard it is to express feelings in our society, as a man, and how glad they were to be able to speak openly, despite it being extremely hard at first to do so.
If you are a man reading this, and feel you would like to talk things over, please be in touch, even if it is just to discuss what types of therapy are available, or to get details of male therapists in our area.
With male suicide rates at an all-time high, depression soaring and stress levels increasing, maybe it is time we had a Men’s Liberation Movement – liberating men to feel ok, normal and accepted, when they express their feelings. I sincerely think so!