Mike Clark | Online Relationship Therapist
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Online Relationship Counselling
I specialise in online relationship counselling using Zoom for couples facing difficulty in their relationship including where one or both may be experiencing anger, anxiety or depression. Areas I work with include loss of emotional connection, affairs, growing apart, communication issues, intimacy, anxious and avoidant attachments, loss of purpose.
As relationships progress so do the needs, hopes and fears of the people in them. Individuals change over time, different pressures, demands and responsibilities from external sources appear and sometimes it's about the lack of time, money, attention or purpose.
My work with couples is to help make sense of what is happening to them individually and to the relationship. There is frequently a destructive cycle of disapointment or hurt that keeps occurring. Indentifying that cycle and interrupting it provides the potential to replace it with something that is constructive.
I do not take sides, blame or shame. Rather I question and query seeking to widen perspectives and possibilities for change.
Please note I do not work with couples where domestic abuse is still active. In this instance the instigator must first have engaged in individual counselling and stopped the abusive behaviour. Where a personality disorder is impacting on the relationship I would recommend that individual therapy is undertaken first.
My role is not to force an old relationship to work, rather it is to determine if two people can create a new more fulfilling relationship for both. This requires both partners to commit to the process and examine their influence in the relationship
I work with couples throughout the UK as well as expats and English speaking couples overseas. My services are provided subject to UK law and ethical governance as per the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy.
Working over Zoom which enables couples to either be together or in different physical locations including countries.
Prior to working with a couple I hold an initial review conducted over Zoom for up to 30 mins that is free of charge.
This enables me to understand better what the couple face and the difficulty within the relationship. I am then able to determine if I have the relevant experience and if I am a suitable fit for the couple.
If we all agree to work with each other I then send my counselling agreement, couples questionnaire and client intake form to each person via email.
I recommend that each partner has an individual session of 50 minutes with me prior to the first couples session. This is so I can understand their position more fully and gain insight into their experiences and perspective.
Sessions are typically held weekly and at the same time. Each client defines what outcome they are seeking from the work. Rapport is quickly established enabling the process to explore and address the rupture in the relationship.
I am an active therapist and coach so that our work together is collaborative. I will ask questions, challenge and share my insights. Where I want to provide information I will share my screen so that you can see diagrams, charts, cycles that I prepare in between sessions.
As individual and relationship outcomes are realised or revised then sessions often go to fortnightly and then possibly monthly before ending.
Qualifications and registrations
- Transactional Analysis Counselling BA (Hons)
- Humanistic Counselling Fda
- Graduate of Couples Institute, couples developmental model
- Couples Certificate (Basingstoke Counselling Service)
- Gamcare Gambling training (Options Counselling Service)
- Anger, Rage and Relationship (Sue Parker Hall)
- Gottman Couples Training
- ✓ Couples counselling
- ✓ Couples therapy
- ✓ Marriage counselling
- ✓ Online relationship counselling
- ✓ Relationship Counselling
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Adultery, affair, infidelity
- ✓ Autonomy in relationship
- ✓ Cheating
- ✓ Closed or open relationship
- ✓ Commitment phobia
- ✓ Communication problems
- ✓ Divorce
- ✓ Emotional infidelity
- ✓ Family problems
- ✓ Fear of abandonment
- ✓ Insecure in relationship
- ✓ Intimacy issues
All sessions are 50 minutes in duration
Couples session - £70
Individuals session - £50
Availability (Opening hours)
- ✓ United Kingdom
- ✓ (Online) Couples counselling
- ✓ Relationship counselling
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