Ms Michal Ullmann-Harwood
Type of Therapy:
Individuals and couples, aged 18 and over
Fees (per session) and Concessions:
Some concessions available
English and Hebrew
BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling (University of Surrey 1998-2001)
Pg. Diploma in Counselling Psychology (University of Surrey 2001-2004)
Accreditation / Registration:
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg.)
I am a qualified counsellor / Psychotherapist with Counselling Psychology training. I have 15 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 an extensive knowledge of mental health issues and 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 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.
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.
The practice is a few minutes’ walk from Worcester Park BR station. Easy access to roadside parking.
07971 559 107