Michal Ullmann-Harwood MBACP (Reg)
I am a qualified counsellor / Psychotherapist with Counselling Psychology training. I have 17 years experience of clinical work. I specialise in working with Alcohol & Drugs Misuse and have extensive counselling experience in this area.
I worked for 6 years in a Local Mental Health Charity (Mind in Kingston) and have a good knowledge of mental health issues and a vast experience of working with people struggling with these issues.
My approach to counselling is, in the main, integrative. This means that I incorporate various counselling approaches in my work.
The main counselling approaches I use are: Psychodynamic, Humanistic (Person-Centred, Existential, TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also work with Therapeutic Cards as part of a treatment model SEe FaR CBT for PTSD and various other issues.
My work focuses on the therapeutic relationship between my clients and myself. This helps to enhance understanding and trust which are vital to the therapeutic process.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration (UKAPI).
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) in
Psychology & Counselling
(University of Surrey)
Postgraduate Diploma in
(University of Surrey)
Certificate of Higher
Education in Combined Studies
& Social Studies
Specialised training in:
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
£60 per 50 mins session for individuals
£85 per 75 mins session for couples
Some concessions available
Between 2001 and 2008 I worked as a Substance Misuse counsellor and as Counselling Manager at a local Addiction Counselling Service (ASCA).
During my work at ASCA I also worked at various G.P surgeries in the Kingston & Richmond areas as an Alcohol/Drugs Misuse counsellor.
I worked for two years as a bereavement counsellor at
Kingston Bereavement Service (KBS).
Between 2010 and 2016 I worked at Mind in Kingston in the role of Deputy Chief Executive.
Mind in Kingston is a charity which supports people who experience mental health difficulties as well as promoted awareness of mental health issues in the community. My responsibilities were varied and involved the management of various projects such as Floating Support and developing and managing a counselling service for people in the Kingston Borough.
In addition, I worked as an Experiential Group Facilitator on a counselling training course at NESCOT college between 2010 and 2014.
I have been in private practice since 2004, working with varied issues at my private clinic.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Sessions are available on week days and evenings and on Saturdays until 3pm.
Types of client