Typical stereotypes portray men as having difficulty sharing vulnerable feelings with partners, friends and family and avoiding seeking help in times of need. This has been attributed, among other things, to masculine ideologies, norms and gender roles that discourage men from seeking help.

Many psychology practices have created gender-neutral services. While this may seem fair and equal, it can fail to take into account the rich differences between men and women. At Bolton Brothers, we recognise this difference and provide a gendered approach to mental health services, with a particular focus on male mental health. We seek to design services not just for men, but with men, to ensure they are effective and meet their individual needs. 

So if you find yourself struggling with life’s challenges, like ones stated below, and need some psychological support, then pick up the phone and give us a call:

  • Low moods
  • Relationship or family conflict
  • Financial struggles
  • Bereavement
  • Recent or pending unemployment
  • Pending legal matters
  • Trauma
  • Struggles with alcohol or substance use

“No man is too big a man to ask for help” (Nathan Bolton).


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Clark Sim

Clinical Psychologist

Clark is a Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in improving men’s mental health. He uses a solution-focused, practical and motivational working style to encourage individual strengths and improve well-being. He has extensive experience collaborating with men to confront and overcome issues such as depression, anxiety, addictive behaviours, traumatic stress, anger and relationship difficulties. Clark has worked in various settings including community mental health, correctional services, private practice, clinical management and corporate training.

Louis Khorasanee

Clinical Psychologist

Lou Khorasanee holds a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) with the University of South Australia. He also holds a diploma of clinical hypnosis with the Australian Society of Hypnosis. He has over 20 years’ experience as a Clinical Psychologist, treating a wide range of mental health issues and has worked within the disability sector, The South Australia Police (SAPOL) and in private practice. As an ex-soldier himself, Lou has a strong interest in supporting serving and ex-serving military personnel and other men to better manage their mental health needs.


Our rooms have been fitted out with the needs of men in mind. We have dropped the clinical feel and enhanced the space, offering a more relaxed and personalised environment. 

Psychologists study the way people think, feel and behave. They use a range of strategies and therapies to reduce distress and promote emotional wellbeing.
People usually decide to talk to a therapist when the pain of what they are experiencing becomes too much for them to handle on their own and they recognise they need help. The goal of psychological treatment is to help you develop the skills to better cope with life’s challenges and overcome any problems you may have.
No, you do not need a referral. However, if you decide to do this you will need to pay the full amount for your sessions out of your own pocket.
To access a Mental Health Treatment Plan, you must go to your GP and if eligible, the GP will prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before referring you to a psychologist. You should book a longer appointment with your GP to enable time for this. Under this scheme, you can access up to 10 individual and 10 group treatment sessions per calendar year.
These are difficult questions to answer. Each individual and situation is different. Standard consultations typically run for 50 minutes, but can vary depending on the client’s goals and needs. Some people see improvements in one session while most need more. Generally, if you’re motivated and committed to making changes, you can expect improvements in approximately six sessions. For more serious mental health issues, more sessions may be required.
Our cancellation policy is based on the same reasoning as the airline industry, where you pay for your seat whether you arrive at the airport or not. Given that the time has been set aside for you, if you do not use it, then it is unlikely at short notice it can be used by anyone else. For that reason, if you need to cancel or postpone an appointment, please give us a minimum of 3 business days otherwise you will be charged a cancellation fee. We trust you will agree that this is a fair and reasonable policy and we thank you for your understanding.
The fees psychologists charge varies depending on the type of service required and the specific needs of the client. Please contact us for more information.
If you are in a crisis and require urgent support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. Trained counsellors will be available to talk to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All sessions are one-on-one and confidential, and you can let them know if you’d like to remain anonymous. Alternatively, if you feel that your life is in danger, please call 000 (emergency services) for immediate assistance.