Please note that strict COVID-19 protocols and strategies are being adhered to in my consulting rooms in Parkhurst, Johannesburg

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.

Niemand ist ohne Probleme, solange er sich zwischen den chaotischen Strömungen des Lebens bewegt.

– Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist

Michael Kallenbach is an accomplished couples counsellor who can help restore broken marriages and mend shattered families

Do you find it difficult to communicate with each other?
Do you struggle in your relationship?
Do you need help resolving issues in your relationship?

Consulting rooms in Parkhurst, Johannesburg

Michael is an intelligent and thoughtful observer with a clear thinking approach – he is an astute listener and a natural admirer of the mind. He is curious to understand why people act as they do and his interventions in the consulting room are vibrant and creative. Michael offers brief and long-term work to couples and individuals, helping them work through a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.

“Therapy can really work for men. Blokes are very bad at talking about their problems”

– Alex James, musician and bass player for Blur

During counselling he will bring clarity and sensitivity to the room. This will allow you to hear your story and come to your own conclusions.

This creates a safe space for authentic and open discussion, encouraging self-reflection and facilitating change.

You helped us with such forthrightness and compassion. I immediately felt at ease with you; our work has brought clarity and progress. Thank you for your commitment to us and especially to our relationship.

– A former couple client

Michael works across the heterosexual and LGBT spectrum, however emotionally rich or challenging the material might be. He is passionate about helping couples and individuals, and does so in an affirmative, therapeutic way; he believes that when people are listened to with respect, problems and conflicts can be explored in a non-judgmental environment.

Michael qualified at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships in London (now Tavistock Relationships), the world’s leading organisation for training in couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Prior to returning to Johannesburg, he had consulting rooms in Harley Street, London and Marlborough, Wiltshire.

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Playing at dating – What’s appropriate for kids and what isn’t?

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Mental health in relationships: How you and your partner can cope with a crisis

What can you do if you suspect your partner may be suffering from a mental health issue? “One has...

EOH Workshop: Managing relationships during lockdown

In July, Michael was asked to conduct a workshop for a staff group – numbering almost 1,000 – at...

ADAPTING TO ONLINE THERAPY, AS A THERAPIST, DURING COVID-19

The colleagues I have talked to in the past few weeks appear divided between those who are working...

Long-distance relationships: How to make them work and keep the flame alive

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