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Engaging and counselling the angry man

Tim Harvey

A man is convicted of tax evasion, claiming that he had to do it because his wife spent too much. The sentencing judge gives him a choice: "Do you want to go to prison or marriage counselling?"  The guy asks, "Could I have a private cell?"
Some explanations for male resistance to therapy include:
  • conditioning discourages men from seeking help (I can look after myself...)
  • men feel at a disadvantage talking about emotions (I'll lose the argument...)
  • men show their love by doing rather than talking
  • men dread failure, particularly as providers, protectors, and lovers.

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Financial Support:  None Disclosed
Recorded at Lifeline in Sydney, Australia, in July 2009

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Tim Harvey

Tim Harvey has been a T/C, Face-to-Face and Couple counsellor, Trainer and Group Facilitator at Lifeline Northern Beaches for 20 years. He is a Clinical Member of CAPA and is registered by PACFA. He is an ACDC trained mediator. Tim has a private practice in Chatswood specialising in men's issues and relationships.

He runs men's and women's anger management groups, trains businesses and schools in EQ (emotional intelligence) and coaches business leaders in effective communication.
He has lived on three continents, had two marriages, and is a father, stepfather and grandfather.  His own experience makes him well aware that these issues disrupt lives and cause needless unhappiness.
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