Why would I want to talk to a male counselling psychotherapist about my issues as a woman?
Why would you not want to talk to a man about your felt experience as a woman? I believe that it should be everyone’s choice as to whether they want to work with a male or female counselling psychotherapist. Only you will ever know what is right for you.
However, if you find yourself having strong adverse feelings towards the thought of working with a male psychotherapist – perhaps this is indicating some issue which centres around your relationship with men or indeed a particular man. (I believe the converse to be true for men who may have an issue working with a female psychotherapist).
Over the years, I have worked with many women, some who specifically looked for a male psychotherapist. Other women, who despite some earlier personal reservations found themselves responding effectively and positively to the strong, yet gentle male energy present in the counselling psychotherapeutic space.