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Men’s Issues in Psychotherapy & Counselling (All genders welcome)

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Are there different stories to tell about men and therapy, a man as a therapist and a man as a client? Why do men become therapists and why do they become clients? Are their patterns, aims and goals different from those of women and, if so, have we really recognised this in how we think about and organise our clinical work?
Or, just as so many aspects of culture take the male as the norm, could it be that for contemporary therapy it is the female model that prevails?
Perceptions of men are deeply split in Western-style cultures. There are the idealised, sanitised and non-threatening versions used in advertising, in which the man is cuddly and boyish.
But there are also a whole series of moral panics in which all men (not just some) get seen as rapists, abusers and emotionally inexpressive. These cultural and public themes find their way into the intimate therapy space.

Three pervasive topics will be explored which are also of general interest because of the heat they generate:


  • The role of the father;
  • The issue of promiscuity;
  • Sexual misconduct on the part of male psychotherapists and counsellors.
Location Stroud
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 04 Jul 2020
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address GCS, Alma House, 52/53 High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AP
Amount £110
Organiser Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Speaker Professor Andrew Samuels
Contact No. 01453 766310
Keywords Counselling, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Suicidial, Therapy
Regions South, South West


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