Help for Relationship Issues, Anxiety and Depression

Online counselling sessions for individuals and couples available Monday to Thursday between 10.00am and 5.30pm UKT.

New Direction Solutions

Providing online therapy to individuals and couples throughout the UK and overseas to expats and English speaking clients.

Specialising in Couples Counselling, Anxiety and Depression over Zoom.

Online practice based in Southampton, Hampshire, UK

 



Mike Clark Relationship Counsellor for Individuals and Couples

Mike Clark

Counsellor, Coach and Therapist (MBACP, BA Hons)

Online Counselling and Coaching

These are both ways of working through obstacles and issues that prevent us from leading a more content and happy life.

Online Counselling enables you to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours that impact on you so as to improve relationships, self worth and wellbeing.

Online Therapy Coaching gives you the tools and strategies to recognise and achieve your goals, potential and fulfilment.

Client Work Undertaken

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

Online Counselling

My online therapy practice is based in Southampton, Hampshire and I work successfully with clients throughout the UK and overseas.  Providing online therapy services allows me to reach out and connect to clients who otherwise have no local access to or have restricted choice of appropriately trained and experienced therapists. The focus of my therapeutic approach if to help individuals and couples 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, work issues, bereavement, stress, anxiety or depression Exploring your unmet wants, needs, identity and purpose can help with re-establishing a greater sense of self resilience. Online counselling from your own home can help being in familiar surroundings. For couples online conselling 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 , an observable model of personality, relationship and communication. Providing a powerful insight and explanation into your inner workings and interactions with self and others. This forms that basis of my online counselling, coaching and psychotherapy. Integrated with CBT (Cognitive Based Therapy) thoughts, emotions, actions and physical feelings can be made sense of and changed. Relationships change over times as do our needs and wants. As a graduate of Dr Ellyn Bader’s Developmental Training Model for relationship and couples therapy this approach helps explain how our relationships grow and develop. Importantly this helps with understanding how we as individuals and our relationship change over time. This helps to explain how events can lead to conflict, distance and reduced intimacy. Additionally I use approaches from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman couples therapy in my online relationship approach. Helping couples learn about their relationship cycles by attending to their reactions and feelings. Learning how to communicate more calmly and effectively so as to be heard and understood so as to de-escalate conflict and anxiety. 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 a Better Life

From 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 leads to developing strategies for leading a more 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.

I am able to provide an effective and professional online counselling service for individual and couples clients. Based in Southampton in Hampshire I help people across the UK not only to cope but also to thrive

Support and Change

My role as provider of online therapy is not to judge, criticise, take sides or tell an individual or a couple what to do or not to do. Importantly my role is to work as a facilitator alongside you through your difficulties. Supporting you as find new ways of being that empower and enhance your life.

You are the expert on yourself and I have the expertise in online 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 for you

I am an experienced and qualified online counsellor and therapist holding membership of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Invest in yourself with online counselling 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 is on online therapy that promotes growth and development. This is to enable increased wellbeing, ability to make changes and to cope with the uncertainty of life.

New Direction Solutions counselling and coaching practice is listed in the UK Counselling Directory