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Counselling for Men


Men are known for bottling things up
Problems with mental health are common, and not a sign of weakness. Bottling things up can contribute to depression and anxiety going untreated, and this can explain greater levels of suicide by men in Australia.  
 

It can take courage to admit there's a problem and to reach out for help. While Brydan works with people of diverse genders, he has an interest working with men and has worked with men across community mental health, private practice and forensic settings, including with groups. He tends to adopt a pragmatic and practical approach to treatment, seeking to equip guys with the tools they need to navigate challenges at each stage of their lives.

 

Some common difficulties that Brydan works with men on include:

  • Addictions (e.g. alcohol, drugs, gambling, porn, gaming, etc)

  • Anger

  • Anxiety and panic

  • Depressed mood

  • Eating and body image issues

  • Personality disorders (particularly borderline personality)

  • Relationship issues

  • Risky behaviour

  • Sexual health and intimacy

  • Sleep difficulties 

  • Stress management

  • Trauma 

  • Work / life balance

 

Eating and Body Image Concerns

 

Given the limited services available in the community dedicated to men's experiences of disordered eating and body image issues, Brydan has a particular interest working with men who may experience concerns with their eating and bofy image. Men diagnosed with eating disorders may be eligible for up to 40 Medicare rebated sessions each year. 

Family Violence

 

While Brydan does not currently work with couples or families, he does support men and masculine gender-diverse people who may have experienced family violence either as those who have used violence, or those who have experienced violence within intimate relationships. 

Brydan provides individual support for men enrolled in men's behavioural change programs, helping men to understand program content and explore issues that may come up for them while engaged in these group programs. 

Brydan also works with men who may be victim / survivors of family violence, whether this may be from childhood or as an adult within intimate relationships. Men who have lived experience of intimate partner violence, or childhood sexual abuse may be eligible for Victims of Crime funding for their counselling. 

Forensic Clients

Brydan is a psychologist and experienced criminologist. Given Brydan's experience working with groups and in forensic environments, Brydan also has an interest working with guys with lived experience of incarceration or who may be subject to community corrections and intervention orders.

 

Men who have been in prison may have pre-existing mental health difficulties, can develop mental health problems within prison, and may also have challenges getting used to life in the community once released. 

 

While Brydan has experience working in forensic psychology settings, he is not endorsed as a forensic psychologist.
 

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Book Online

If you’re a private paying or Medicare client, or your employer has a Service Agreement with Brydan for EAP, please book online

Phone call

If you’d like to start with a confidential and friendly chat to explore your options, please call Brydan on 0404 607 479.

Email

If you’d like to contact Brydan, ask a question or get help to book an appointment, please fill the online contact form or email.

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