At Southampton counselling and therapy practice ‘New Direction Solutions’, I specialise in providing relationship counselling and therapy for individuals, couples and adult family members.
I also provide therapy to individuals who are struggling with stress and depression due to life events and workplace issues.
I use Transactional Analysis Counselling, an observable model of personality, relationship and communication. This provides insight and explanation into our own inner workings and also interactions between people.
This also takes into consideration thoughts, feelings and actions that are experienced with the purpose of bringing about positive and effective change.
Therefore with greater awareness of self and others comes understanding of the situation. This often requires you to identify your needs that have been neglected, develop strategies for positive conflict so your voice is heard and to recognise your own self worth.
This enables you to recognise your abilities, to see the possibilities and to make the decision that brings about beneficial change.
In those situations over which you have no control such as bereavement and loss of a relationship this means coming to accept, being better able to cope day to day and living more fully.
The work takes place in the privacy of my private counselling practice which is a safe, confidential and discreet environment. It is located in central Southampton at Royal Mail House, Terminus Terrace with parking conveniently located nearby.
My role is not to judge, criticise, take sides or tell an individual or couples what to do or not to do. I am here to work with you through your difficulties to help in finding solutions so you can take a new direction in your life.
You are the expert on yourself and I have expertise in counselling, in this way we come together as equal participants. This is a collaborative and active process. Working together to bring about positive change and realise the best outcomes.
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor holding membership of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).