Individual and Couples Relationship Counselling

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Tel: 07982 640254

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Mike Clark

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Southampton Counselling and Therapy

At New Direction Solutions I specialise in providing relationship counselling and therapy for adult individuals, couples and family members.

Therapy is available for individuals who are struggling with stress; anxiety and depression due to life events.  For clients with workplace issues I also offer counselling and coaching.

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 others.

I am a graduate of Dr Ellyn Bader’s Developmental Training Model. I use this approach for the purpose of working with couples. Importantly this helps with understanding how individuals develop and the relationship changes and grows at different rates.

Thoughts, feelings and actions that are experienced are explored so as to make sense of them. Furthermore greater awareness and knowledge leads to making positive and effective change.

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Cultivating Wellbeing

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 positive conflict. 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.

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. Conveniently located in central Southampton at Royal Mail House, Terminus Terrace there is parking located nearby.

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).

Sessions Fees

Individual initial assessment £30

Individual session £45

Couples / Relationship initial assessment £40

Couples / Relationship session £60

Fees payable if session cancelled with less than 24hrs notice

Current Session Availability

Monday – Waiting List

Tuesday –  Waiting List

Wednesday – Waiting List

Thursday – Afternoon availability

Saturday – Day time availability

See a copy of my client counselling agreement here

Client Work Undertaken

Individual Counselling

Couples Counselling

For individuals who are facing a life crises or trauma

For couples and family members who are experiencing relationship difficulties

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 changes for the better. By spending time and attention on yourself rather than others enables new possibilities to develop so improving relationships with self and others.  This can be a personal and or a professional perspective that brings change and new directions of experiences and ways of being.

Southampton Counselling and Therapy Practice, ‘New Directions Solutions’ is listed in the UK Counselling Directory