There’s been a lot in the news recently about mental health. From Princes William and Harry talking about the long-term effects of bereavement and fears that “social media like Instagram may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people … to government announcements for better funding for mental health.
I’ve always had a passion for helping people heal and flourish. I work with both women and men. But I know that men sometimes find it harder to seek help. Did you know, suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK and in 2015 three quarters of all UK suicides were male?
In my counselling practice I help with issues such as: grief, bereavement and loss; anger; stress, anxiety and depression; shame and low self-esteem; and relationships and family issues. I also specialise in working with clients who:
• are in recovery from addiction, eating disorders and “co-dependency”
• were abused or neglected as children or who grew up in “dysfunctional” families
• are struggling with issues of sexuality, identity and intimacy.
As a contribution towards promoting men’s mental health, I will pledge to donate £5 for every counselling session I run at Devon Clinic during June. This will go to the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), the award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.