Identity

Identity

Who are you? Do you feel free to be yourself as a man? Which steps are you not taking, knowing that you would take them if you had the courage or knew how to? These are typical questions that accompany the forming of your identity. 

Taking a deliberate look at your identity can be the necessary step when your relationship comes to a halt, when you have trouble at work, in family conflicts, or when you strongly desire something different than you have (to enter in a relationship, to take the next steps at work).

What questions does manhood raise

What questions does manhood raise

Being a man can be a very spontaneous process. It just so happens that you are male and you take that for granted.

But not every man has that same experience. Your environment can have expectations regarding your manhood. As a man in such varying situations, there can be discord between what you think or feel and who you are. If that applies to you, then it’s time for an examination. Who are you (truly), and in what way are you ‘plagued’ by the convictions of yourself or others? How do you handle that (differently)?

What is it like to be a man

What is it like to be a man

Manhood is not something that most men consider very often. And that’s all right, but without awareness, you can have thoughts, feelings, or even emotions that aren’t beneficial to you, but do influence you.

They may, for instance, affect how satisfied you are with your personality, your body, or your performance in life.

Being a man can be very enjoyable. Things get complicated when you’re not sure what you expect of your own role, or when your environment has expectations that don’t match with what you think is right.

Are you a man, and would you like to work with another man?

Are you a man, and would you like to work with another man?

Sometimes your intuition tells you who you would like to work with most.

Although we like to examine all constructs around gender at sinteze, you as a man, might just feel the preference to work with someone of your own gender. Giel Luichjes at sinteze offers the possibility of performing your examination with another man, reflecting, outlining qualities, and reaching an alternative behavioural repertoire. You outline your choices together, allowing you to truly choose differently.

What we offer

Therapy is, above all, guidance in a process of self-examination. It is insight into what has brought you to where you are now.

It is the broadening of perspective, directed towards the future. What is possible but are you not seeing (yet)? It is asking the right questions at the right time.

But it is also cleaning up the ‘mess’ of past experiences. Learning to feel what you would rather tuck away. Learning about how feelings can be helpful, rather than cumbersome hindrances.

What can you expect?

At sinteze, we always start with an initial meeting (’do we match?’). Upon reaching a mutual agreement, there will be a thorough intake assessment (’what is the full picture?’) before we compose the questions for counselling and decide on an approach.

Nothing is definitive, but we do choose goals and directions as guidelines.

We start with a couple of sessions and determine how well we are doing, as well as whether our goal has been accomplished or whether additional sessions are desirable. You indicate what works best and what stimulates your development the most. Sinteze offers professional guidance, support and clarity.