Howard is the director and owner of Men and Relationships Counselling. He passionately believes that given the right space and environment, men open up and talk about their lives in a way that empowers them to take steps to change.
He has a strong connection to the growth of men, with over 15 years experience in designing individual and group programs for men and fathers as well as facilitating human relations groups. At the core of his professional career is the enabling of men to tell their stories plus witnessing them relish the opportunity to be heard and take responsibility to change their lives.
Howard acknowledges that many men don’t feel emotionally savvy enough in their relationships. He offers his clients the opportunity to build more confidence in their communication and expression. He observes a variety of limiting coping strategies that some men adopt including the need to be in control, the tendency to avoid or distract from difficult feelings or thoughts and, in particular, the need to protect their loved ones by staying silent.
He supports clients to clear away limited, negative and destructive ways of responding to difficult feelings. Howard often teaches Mindfulness and experiential, in- session focusing skills to enable men, women and couples to become more psychologically observant, resilient and flexible in resolving their problems.
His aim is to encourage clients to define and act on their core values in order to create a rich, fulfilling and meaningful life. He is a fully qualified member of the Australian Counselling Association. Howard is currently writing a men and relationships blog and is becoming a regular presenter at community forums and events.
Howard consults in the Melbourne CBD and Bayside