Men’s mental health problems are increasing. At Possibilities, we’re dedicated to providing the best help you require
Our men’s mental health counselling and ‘enhanced’ CBT therapy services for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire can help you better deal with anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and relationship problems. With greater awareness, more men are seeking help and directly challenging social pressures to appear outwardly ‘strong’ and ‘coping’. Men are discovering that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We’re all human, we all suffer from time to time and we all sometimes need a helping hand.
Will therapy and counselling help?
The research suggests that many men find a solution-focused approach that addresses personal goals more helpful than general counselling. We’ll help you understand the problems and show you the steps you need to take to make improvements.
“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius.
Depression and suicide
It’s a sobering fact, but three in four suicides are carried out by men. What’s clear is that men are very vulnerable to pressure, emotional distress and more troubled by issues of status, competence, power and aggression.
“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” – James Carse, Professor of History.
Hiding your emotions and pretending to be ‘strong’ and competitive greatly contribute to significant health issues in the long-term and discourage many men from seeking help when they most need it for fear of appearing weak, vulnerable losers. Fortunately, more and more men are seeking help and seriously questioning these unhelpful gender expectations and the distorted unhelpful caricatures of masculinity syringed into our lives via social media and mainstream culture.
You can feel secure about seeking support at Possibilities because we’ll listen carefully to what you need and help you resolve your emotional issues. Therapy is much, much more than ‘just talking’.
What kind of issues?
We deal with a variety of different problems such as anger, trauma, communication, managing emotions and relationship issues plus coping with difficult life events, such as bereavement and abuse. Since every person has their own unique strengths and weaknesses, we prefer to approach each person and problem individually, adjusting the therapy to what works best for you.
Allow us to reassure you that professional help is at hand. We offer services that aim to reduce the fear and uncertainty about getting help. Arrange an initial consultation ‘taster’ session to discuss your needs, in privacy and comfort, to obtain a sense of how we help and for if this is the right direction for you.
And the day came when the risk (it took) to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
What our previous clients have said
I experienced severe trauma and developed a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which meant I wasn’t coping well with day to day life. With CBT Therapy at Possibilities, I’ve made a number of positive changes. It was a struggle at times but my psychotherapist helped me feel safe and capable as we worked through things. I’m now back at work and my confidence is growing. I have a life again. I’m so glad I took that scary first step and called. If you’re feeling unsure, I highly recommend you call them too.
– JT, Aberdeenshire: Trauma Counselling Aberdeen.
I thought my life wasn’t worth living. My depression convinced me I was worthless and useless and my situation was hopeless. If you’re feeling something similar, go to Possibilities. They made an enormous difference to my life and they can do the same for you.
– AD, Aberdeen: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Depression.
My relationship with my partner has vastly improved. We’re more able to communicate and we’re spending more time together and having fun! I can’t believe we were on the verge of separating when we contacted Possibilities as a last resort. I can’t thank them enough.
– SMcM, Aberdeenshire: Couples Counselling Aberdeen.
Possibilities was outstanding. I’ve overcome my anxiety and have the tools to keep it at bay should I need them in the future.
– MK, Aberdeen: CBT Therapy for Anxiety.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.