“Only what is really oneself has the power to heal” ~ C.G.Jung [CW 7, para. 258]
I specialize in Jungian Psychotherapy, an approach based on the work of Carl Jung and many Post Jungian’s since. This is an in-depth form of psychotherapy that recognises and works with both conscious and unconscious material. Overtime the goal of therapy is to integrate conscious and unconscious (or deeper) parts of our being, allowing us to feel more connected to ourselves and others. This is a process Jung called ‘individuation’.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s because of an experience or relationship in the past that has caused pain. Other times, it is due to current life difficulties or transitions. For some, therapy is a way of answering that deep or confusing call within themselves. I work a wide variety of psychological issues with a special interest in: relational/relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, trauma (childhood or adult trauma), grief and loss, life transitions and those wanting to attend to a deeper call within themselves.
After an initial meeting, where we can both decide whether we feel we would be a good fit for one another, we will find a regular appointment time: this might be one, two or more sessions per week, depending upon what we agree on. The set time and the frequency is an important part of us creating a safe container for change to occur. Although not always the case, I tend to work longer term with individuals. This allows enough space for these less know or emerging parts of the self to develop.
Within therapy we may use your dreams, sandplay or active imagination. Equally, we may focus on what is happening within your life, your experiences in the past or what happens between us (i.e. the therapeutic relationship or transference/countertransference), to help deepen your understanding of yourself, strengthen your ways of managing and make sense of the challenges within life’s rich tapestry.
For further information on Jung and Jungian Psychotherapy / Analysis, please see these websites: