Counselling in Southampton for Individuals and Couples

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Mike Clark Relationship Counsellor for Individuals and Couples

Mike Clark

Southampton Relationship Counsellor and Therapist

Counselling in Southampton for Couples

Graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy.

Current Appointment Availability

Tuesday –  Waiting list

Wednesday – Waiting list

Thursday – Waiting list

Saturday – Waiting list

Counselling Session Fees

Individual counselling assessment £30

Individual counselling session £45

Couples counselling initial assessment £40

Couples counselling session £60

Fees may be payable if session cancelled with less than 24hrs notice

Client Work Undertaken

Individual Counselling

For individuals who experiencing relationship difficulties, life issues or loss of purpose

For couples who are experiencing communication, connection and intimacy difficulties in their relationship

Relationship Counselling Southampton for Couples and Individuals

At my counselling practice near to Ocean Village, Southampton I specialise in providing relationship counselling for individuals, couples and adult family members.

Relationship counselling southampton is about how you think, feel and relate to yourself, partners, friends, family, work colleagues and life in general.

Therapy helps individuals to restore a sense of well being, balance and an ability to cope in an uncertain world. This might be struggling with a loss of direction, relationship difficulties, bereavement, stress, anxiety or depression.  Exploring your wants, identity and purpose can help with re-establishing a greater sense of self resilience

For couples this can help the relationship grow by exploring and healing past hurts. Events that have occurred can’t be undone. However they can be learnt from and a new way of being together leading to a healthier and more satisfying relationship.

Specialist Therapy Tools

I use Transactional Analysis Counselling, an observable model of personality, relationship and communication. This provides a powerful insight and explanation into your inner workings and interactions with self and others.

Relationships change over times as do our needs and wants. As a graduate of Dr Ellyn Bader’s Developmental Training Model for couples therapy this approach helps explain how relationships grow and develop.

Importantly this helps with understanding how individuals and relationship change over time. This can lead to conflict and distance or closeness and intimacy.

Additionally I use Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples learn about their relationship from their reactions and feelings. This help couples with de-escalating conflict and to be able to communicate more calmly and effectively.

Thoughts, feelings and actions that are experienced are explored so as to make sense of them. Greater awareness and knowledge leads to making positive and effective change to improve relationships with self and others.

Cultivating Better Relationships

As a result of increased awareness of self and others comes a greater understanding of the situation and of yourself.

Then you are able to identify your own wants and needs that historically have likely been neglected.  Consequently learning to value yourself more in turn leads to developing strategies for leading a positive life. In this way your voice is heard and your self worth recognised by self and others.

By recognising your abilities, you can then see the possibilities and have the insight to make decisions that bring about beneficial change.

Learning to Cope

Family, friends, colleagues, lovers, acquaintances reflect who we are. When those connections are threatened or lost then we lose a part of ourself.

In those situations over which you have no control such as bereavement and loss of a relationship this means coming to accept what cannot be changed. Therefore being better able to cope day to day and living more fully.

This work takes place in the privacy of my private counselling practice which is a safe, confidential and discreet environment for both individual and couples counselling. Conveniently located in central Southampton at Royal Mail House, Terminus Terrace there is parking located nearby.

Support and Change

My role is not to judge, criticise, take sides or tell an individual or couples what to do or not to do. Importantly my role is to work alongside you through your difficulties so as to support you finding those solutions and ways of being that empower and enhance 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 to realise the best outcomes.

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor holding membership of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). working from my professional counselling and psychotherapy practice near to Ocean Village in Southampton

Invest in yourself today for a better future

This is attending to the quality of your life and determining that now is the time to make change for the better. Spending time and attention on yourself rather than others enables new possibilities to develop so improving relationships with yourself and others.

The focus for Individual and couple clients at my counselling practice is on therapy that promotes growth and development. This is to enable increased wellbeing, ability to make changes and to cope with uncertainty.

Find relationship counselling southampton practice, ‘New Directions Solutions’ is listed in the UK Counselling Directory