In situations where men are facing a major life challenge, counselling can address conflict and relationship issues, or assist men to take a “deeper dive” into the problem. Counselling will be focused on your needs, however it’s an also an opportunity to reflect on your role, and what’s working or not working, particularly in relationships at home, at work and with friends.
Counselling will be focused on your needs so be sure to explain what you want. The benefits of counselling include:
- better understanding of yourself
- your recurring emotions and reactions
- your personal resources
- the development of skills
- better relationships with partners, colleagues, friends and family
Whilst most men start with 1:1 counselling, MISA also provides couples and family counselling.
Couples counselling can be helpful for:
- overcoming blocks in relationships
- negotiating a separation
Note: Sometimes MISA provides Zoom (online video calling) or phone counselling depending on your needs.
To book a counsellor consider:
- if you prefer a male or female counsellor
- the issue you want to talk about, and any skills you think you should develop to address that issue, but don’t worry if you are not sure what that is
- times you are available to see a counsellor.