About Me

I am a qualified counsellor and therapist, working with individuals, couples and family members to find the best outcomes available.

My training was in Transactional Analysis Counselling an observable model of  personality that explores and bring awareness of interactions between people and within the individual.

This enables choice, decisions and positive change to be made. Its an exciting tool that I use in my own life every day.

I chose the practice name New Direction Solutions as it typifies how it is sometimes it necessary to learn to do, think or feel in a different way so as to resolve those issues that we encounter in life.

For many years I have professionally worked in fast paced demanding companies in the area of IT Service Management directly working with teams in different countries and from different cultures.

This gives me the first hand experience of working in an organisational capacity with the challenges this entails.

I have studied the martial art of Goju Karate directly from my teacher in Japan for over twenty five years. As the UK representative of the school I now teach other teachers.

This gives me the experience of coaching others to realise their potential.

This combination of counselling, work place experience and the discipline of martial arts provides me with my base to work with others.

Change isn’t always easy and healing takes time. I will always do my best for you so as to bring about positive change and find solutions that improve your well being.


Ba (Hons) Humanistic Transactional Analysis Counselling

Research into use of metaphors in counselling and psychotherapy

Certificate of Couples Counselling

Ongoing post graduate training into Relationship Counselling

Training in: Anger, Rage and Relationship

Gambling and Alcohol addiction

Member of British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member of BACP Coaching Division

Counselling Organisations Worked For

Options Counselling Service

Hampshire Carers Trust

Mike Clark Therapist

What I can do for you

I work with clients to work through difficult and painful issues that cause emotional distress.

Through exploration during the sessions into patterns of behaviour, thoughts, feelings including beliefs and values then a greater awareness emerges. This is done at a gentle pace in a safe and supportive environment.

As inner conflicts arise and are recognised, better sense can be made of them and how being pulled in two directions at the same time keeps us held in place unable to move backwards or forwards repeating the same cycle.

Through the examination of self; the human condition then unmet needs may be revealed and in turn what might do to meet them.

This brings choice, options and the possibility to make decisions to take new directions toward to a more self accepting and content life.


I also work as a coach for those clients who want to take action yet find themselves stuck through lack of direction, motivation,  or uncertainty.

Through examination of what a client wants to move away from and what they want to move toward then solutions can be put in place to encourage and support advantageous change.