Michael Kallenbach, MBACP (Registered)
10 Devonshire Place
Off Harley Street
56 George Lane
Opposite The Marlborough Medical Practice
07770 381 447
Michael Kallenbach : As a skilled, experienced couples counsellor or marriage therapist, Michael can help you get to grips with any problems or difficulties you might be having in your relationship. Michael is a clear, sharp, intelligent thinker and an astute listener. During couples counselling, he is able to listen carefully to your story, helps you hear it and then allows you to come to your own conclusions. In doing so, he creates a safe space for authentic and open discussion.
Relationship or marriage counselling is done is a confidential, supportive and safe manner. Michael is experienced in working with a wide range of people irrespective of their difficulties or problems. Besides seeing couples for counselling, individuals often seek to explore why previous relationships might have failed and how to move onto to new one.
As Jeanette Winterson, prize winning author writes in her book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit: "Once you can talk about what troubles you, you are some way towards handling it."
When looking for a therapist, it is important to find someone whom you trust and feel safe with in the room. "Our initial session is to determine whether we feel comfortable and would like to work together," says Michael.
Occasionally he will conduct consultations via Skype of FaceTime for clients who live outside the areas he works in.
In London he has rooms at 10 Devonshire Place, off Harley Street. On Mondays and Fridays he is in Marlborough, opposite the Medical Practice off George Lane. This is behind Skurray's the Vauxhall dealership where there is free parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
Michael is a qualified couples counsellor who specialises in relationships and marital therapy. He also sees individuals.
He trained at the respected Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships in central London, which is an operational unit of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. He obtained his PG Dip in psychodynamic marital and relationship therapy from the Tavistock, in association with the University of East London.
As a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), he abides by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Michael undertakes regular clinical supervision and a programme of CPD – continuing professional development. He has participated in a year-long infant observation course, observing the development between an infant and its mother. In addition, he has also taken an interest in menopause and and how it can affect a relationship. He has completed a part-time "attachment" course at the Bowlby Centre in London.
Prior to training as a psychotherapist, Michael was a foreign correspondent based in New York and Berlin.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
To be discussed with the clients at the initial consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays and Fridays in Marlborough; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in London