Psychology & Well-being/Specialist male procedures

Counselling options for specialist male procedures

Over the last five years there has been a significant increase in men seeking cosmetic procedures and treatments. Like women, men are also affected by negative body image and self-esteem but research shows that they are far less likely to reach out for help.

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Areas of specialised male surgery you might want to talk about include:

Our Resident Counsellor says:

‘’Men often seek cosmetic plastic surgery to appear more attractive to romantic partners or for job-related reasons. Going through a divorce, breakup, or death of a partner can also motivate men to enhance their physical appearance. The combination of societal messages about the value of looking one’s best, society’s increasing acceptance of having cosmetic surgery, and the fact that there are so many more minimally-invasive treatments and procedures available today compared to just a decade ago mean that the trend is set to continue.

I can offer you a confidential space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and any worries you might have about your body and appearance, as well as other issues in your life, such as relationships, work and anxiety.  

I have worked with men considering cosmetic and plastic surgery for 15 years and will listen to you with interest and care and without judgment or assumptions. You don’t need to suffer in silence. Talking therapy can really help you cope and find balance with whatever is holding you back”.

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"The idea of having my nose corrected made me really conflicted. I thought my friends would take the mickey out of me, and I’d never hear the end of it, and that everybody at work would know what I’d done. That felt really embarrassing. Having said that, I felt embarrassed anyway in some situations, due to my nose. My surgeon suggested I have a session with Amber to help me make a decision about what to do. It was brilliant. I’ve never had therapy before, but it was so helpful to talk about not just my feelings about my nose and my worries about the actual procedure but also my confidence issues, which has had a huge impact on my life. Probably as much as my smaller nose."

"There are some things that as a man you just can’t discuss. Being able to let go and let everything out that I had been bottling up was such a relief"


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