Mike Clark - Individual, Couples and Relationship Counselling MBACP BA (Hons)
New Direction Solutions
Room 35, Royal Mail House
Counselling and therapy in central Southampton for individuals and couples struggling with personal issues and relationship difficulties.
I can work with you open ended, short or long term depending on your needs.Typically I work weekly with clients in blocks of six sessions, reviewing progress against your initial goals.
An experienced therapist specialising in Couples Counselling and relationship differences, and for Individual Counselling working with stress, anxiety, depression.Working with me will give you the time and space needed to explore and express those thoughts and feelings that lie behind what you are experiencing and to make better sense of them.
Often it is important to identify what are your individual needs and which ones are not being met. Learning how to use 'Positive Conflict' through listening, acknowledgment and empathy coupled with 'Finding your voice' are important tools to getting those needs met without criticism or feeling diminished.
It also enables recognition of those things that have past, changed or been lost to you, so you can reflect on and come to acceptance with the situation.
With greater awareness comes understanding which leads to choices and options. When decisions are then made this creates change that brings about more positive feelings, optimism and energy.
Walking through the door takes courage and is the first step in moving toward a better place. I will treat you with respect and dignity whether an individual or a couple. Counselling is not about judging, criticising or telling you what to do. It is about supporting you through difficult times, bringing insight and hope, whilst encouraging positive change that empowers you.
I use Transactional Analysis to bring into awareness how you relate with your internal self and to others. This shows patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. When you recognise those ways of being that no longer meet your needs they can be revised so they do meet your needs.
I have a Person Centred approach which recognises that each individual knows at a fundamental level what is right for them and what they need so as to realise their potential.
The private practice provides a confidential, discreet and safe environment to work through whatever you need to. It is conveniently located in Royal Mail House with on and off road parking nearby. Please note it is located on the 2nd floor and does not have disabled access so is unsuitable with those with restricted mobility.
Please visit my website www.newdirection.solutions for more information and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A. (Hons) Humanistic Transactional Analysis Counselling
Certificate of Couples Counselling.
Training in: Anger, Rage and Relationship
Gambling and Alcohol addiction
Member of British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy
Organisations worked for
Options Counselling Service
Hampshire Carers Trust
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
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Initial Assessment: Individuals £25,
Initial Assessment Couples £30
Individual Session: £40
Couples session: £50
Coaching session: £60
Payment by online BACS, cash or cheque made payable to Michael Clark.
Please note I do not take card payment.
Cancellations received within 48 hours of your scheduled session will be charged for at full fee.
For more information on my practice, about me and how I work please visit my website; www.newdirection.solutions
I also provide coaching for those individuals that want to make progress, achieve goals and realise their potential. For Counselling and therapy in Southampton please consider my services.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Sessions currently available: Thursdays 12.30pm & 1.30pm
Types of client