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Managing relationships for couples and individuals

Counselling in the time of Covid

Counselling in the time of Covid

“I’ve been consulting virtually for awhile now, even prior to lockdown, and use an online platform called Vectera.It has proved invaluable, with the onscreen clarity being superb” says couples’counsellor Dr Michael Kallenbach.S Write down issues or pressure points...

Couples refuse to listen until it’s too late

Couples refuse to listen until it’s too late

I was most interested to read Howard Feldman’s insightful thoughts after the passing of his father in last week’s SA Jewish Report (23 October 2020), titled “That damn kittel”. As a couples therapist, I’m often left wondering why those in a relationship so often...

Why the Covid-19 pandemic has made people look and feel older

Why the Covid-19 pandemic has made people look and feel older

“The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone – young or old, wherever they live in the world,” Parktown North therapist Michael Kallenbach says. “Any time there is additional or unexpected stress put on someone’s life, this can have an impact on the ageing process....

Unprecedented spike in divorce applications during lockdown

Unprecedented spike in divorce applications during lockdown

“The lockdown had an unusual impact – for good and bad – on people’s relationships and they were faced with problems and situations they never faced before,” Parktown North couples and relationship counsellor Michael Kallenbach explained. “Suddenly you notice that the...

EOH Workshop: Managing relationships during lockdown

EOH Workshop: Managing relationships during lockdown

In July, Michael was asked to conduct a workshop for a staff group – numbering almost 1,000 – at EOH, Africa’s largest technology service provider.  The workshop, conducted via Zoom, was on managing relationships during the lockdown period and beyond.  EOH provides...

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

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 exclusively on line and others who are mixing things a little – seeing clients face-to-face as well as via video conferencing. From the outset of the lockdown at the end...

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