As well as trying things to help yourself, some men find getting support is useful. You might get all the support you need from a friend or relative, or you may find it helpful to talk to your doctor or our Specialist Nurses about how you're feeling.
Some men find talking to a counsellor helpful. They can help you understand your feelings and find ways to deal with them. In particular, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help men find ways to deal with prostatitis. CBT focuses on your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes and how can these affect what you do and how you feel. It involves talking with a therapist who will help you come up with practical ways to tackle any patterns of behaviour or ways of thinking about your prostatitis that are causing you problems.
Your hospital doctor or nurse or your GP might be able to refer you to a counsellor, or you can get information about finding counsellors in your area from The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. You can also get more information and support from the charity Mind.