Jonathan came in to me as a referral from a lady who had been to see me for Anxiety relief . He also told me as he took the chair i offered that I was a last resort.
I told him that were quite a few like like himself that had already sat in that seat before and it turned out they were mostly glad that they had come in.
He looked at me a bit sheepishly and said “yeh, but this stuff is for women, isn’t it?. Like men are supposed to be tough and not bothered by things like anxiety & stress…. I mean my father would have killed me if he saw me crying like a baby when I was a young chap.
Jonathan was brought up in a time when it was shameful for boys or men to show too much feeling. He still carried some of that inside of him. Jonathan had one big thing in his favour… he was fed up to his back teeth feeling anxious from the time he woke up till he went to sleep again and he was willing to give anything a try once. He came back for 3 more sessions, we still keep in contact and he’s carrying a lot less stress and anxiety around now.