Support for Dads

Is the stress or strain of fatherhood wearing you down and turning you into something you’re not? Talk to us today and rediscover the magic of being a parent.

Men’s Counselling

If you’re feeling lost and not yourself, don’t despair. We all lose our way at some stage, and opening up is the first step to finding the light again. Let’s talk.

Counselling for Couples

Relationships can be both a complex and testing dynamic, but U Matter Dad can help you get yours back on track. Send us a message and let’s see what we can do.

Family Therapy

A sudden loss or family crisis can be tragic, but it’s how you deal with the aftermath that counts. Why not message us and tell us your story? We’re here for you.


U Matter Dad works with families, and couples. Focusing on strengths, and drawing on my years as a counsellor specialising in family and bereavement counselling.

In my years working with families I combine accountability and empowerment using techniques from several areas. My approach builds on families strengths and is solution focused. nI combine accountability and empowerment, using several techniques in my work.

- Ella Alessi


Welcome to U Matter Dad; a growing resource for men’s mental health services that offer support to Dad’s who have lost a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth.

We have created a 12-step program to regain your purpose in life, feel whole again, and rebuild your relationships with those closest to you after such a heartbreaking experience, while striving to strengthen your emotional foundation moving forward. Along with this particular type of hardship, U Matter Dad offers other forms of mental health services for men, including individual and couple therapy, men’s counselling, support for dads, as well as family and bereavement services.

Unfortunately, life can be challenging at times and things can turn swiftly, and as such, we can often find ourselves questioning our place in the world while attempting to navigate its murky waters. Stress, anxiety, and depression, although words that are often thrown around, can literally affect anyone in any situation, while dragging us down to the proverbial depths of despair. That’s why U Matter Dad has positioned itself as a valuable online and in person resource, to help men deal with the day-to-day struggles of existence, as well as focusing on particular trauma or a specific adversity. We help rehabilitate the effects and root causes of emotional suffering, and deal with the subsequent behavioural patterns that surface as a result. While turning to your friends and family should be your first point of call when opening up about your mental health, seeking the services of a mental health professional is a key step in implementing an effective recovery program. With a long and certified background as mental health professionals, our priority here is to help you find peace again, no matter the situation

It can be a long and winding road, but together, we can find the light. Let’s talk today.


Symptoms To Look Out For

Often grieving dads don’t even know that they need support because they have blocked out the emotion and are focussing on work, looking after the family and being strong. In the short term this might be necessary, but longer term these unprocessed emotions can turn into physical or mental symptoms that can cause significant impacts to your health, work and wellbeing.

If you are experiencing the following it would be wise to get in touch and resolve the emotions before they escalate:

Mental Health Issues
  • Feeling stuck
  • Feeling angry
  • Feeling out of balance
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling isolated
Physical Health Issues
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Chronic stress
  • Loss of energy and enthusiasm


We have packages suitable for your needs, requirements and circumstances



Free Initial Session

A free confidential chat to assess your particular situation and see how we can help you return to your normal self.

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Free Initial Session

90 minute phone or Zoom call to address emotional blockages and create a plan for returning you to purpose

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Couples Sessions

90 minute phone or Zoom call to address emotional blockages and create a plan for returning you to purpose

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Family Sessions

90 minute phone or Zoom call to address emotional blockages and create a plan for returning you to purpose

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Bearing the emotions – part 1

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Permission to Move on

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