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Lynda Norton Psychotherapy and Jungian Analysis in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Hertford

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Are You Contemplating Psychotherapy or Jungian Analysis?

"Who in the world am I?
Ah, that's the great puzzle."

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


Many people seek psychotherapeutic help - the so called "talking cure" - at some point in their lives; they want a professional relationship which can provide the necessary support to explore and make sense of perplexing feelings and experiences within a safe context, such as:-

  • Feeling stuck or at a crossroads in life
    e.g. mid-life crisis; untapped or blocked creativity.
  • Struggling with internal conflicts
    e.g. critical inner commentaries about oneself or others; inwardly torn between opposing positions.
  • Recognising repeating patterns
    e.g. troubling relationships; self-defeating ways of living; bouts of depression; anxiety attacks.
  • Struggling with significant life change or stress
    e.g. parenthood; bereavement; promotion; divorce; elderly parents; chronic ill-health.
  • A lack of meaning or purpose in life
    e.g. depression; despair; disorientation.
  • A symptom, problem or experience that can no longer be ignored
    e.g. troublesome dreams; social anxiety; stress related illness; low self esteem; trauma; abuse.
  • Curiosity, wanting to undertake a journey of self discovery.


You are not alone.....

“Psychotherapy involves conversations with a listener who is trained to help you make sense of, and try to change, things that are troubling you. It is something you take an active working part in .....”
Making sense of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis;
BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council).


My name is Lynda Norton and I am a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist working in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire...


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.... With more than twenty years clinical experience in the voluntary sector, NHS and private practice, I have been a fully qualified Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist in private practice since 2001. I am a Senior member of the BPC (British Psychotherapy Foundation) and registered with both UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and BPF (British Psychoanalytic Council)

My psychotherapy and analysis practice is based in Welwyn Garden City, close to Welwyn, Hertford & Hatfield, and within easy reach of Brookmans Park, Potters Bar, St. Albans, Wheathampstead, Knebworth, Stevenage and Hitchin.

My clinical practice reflects the rich diversity of the communities within Hertfordshire and North London and I work with individuals from all walks of life and a wide range of cultural, ethnic and family backgrounds as well as personal circumstances. People come to see me for psychotherapy and Jungian analysis for a variety of reasons.


I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment...

... In which to discuss whatever is preoccupying you whether that be depression, anxiety, long-standing emotional difficulties; interest in your dream life and creativity; or a desire for a new direction or a greater sense of authenticity in life. My aim is to enable you to get to know and understand yourself better, to explore the issues which grip you and to enable you to live your life more fully.

I am an approved training psychotherapist and Jungian analyst for several counselling and psychotherapy training programmes including locally based courses in St Albans, Hatfield and Stevenage as well as in London.

I am also an experienced, qualified, supervisor and offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and Jungian analysts.


Areas of interest and expertise

Anxiety; depression, loss and bereavement; relationship difficulties; identity issues; stress and trauma; emotional, physical and sexual abuse; eating disorders; blocked or untapped creativity; low self-esteem; anger; mid-life crises, sexuality and psychosomatic illnesses.


Options for psychotherapy and or Jungian analysis . ...

  • I offer open-ended psychotherapy on a once per week or more frequent basis.
  • More intensive Jungian analysis may be helpful and appropriate where in-depth work and deep change is desired and when an especially secure context is needed to work upon disturbing issues.
  • I also offer time-limited work with a specific focus (often called counselling) on a once per week basis where appropriate and desired.

  • Psychotherapy and Jungian analysis offer the opportunity to explore and seek to resolve in-depth complex problems which have a repetitive or wide spread effect upon your life within the safe setting provided by a professional relationship.


    Working as a Jungian Analyst....

    I find that the experience and insights gained from my rigorous and intensive Jungian analytic training is beneficial to all aspects of clinical work whether it is time-limited focussed, open-ended psychotherapy or a full Jungian analysis.

    In addition to a thorough grounding in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I have a particular interest in Jungian understandings such as:-

    • the important and valuable influence of the unconscious upon all aspects of the personality and conscious life;
    • the creativity and potential meaning expressed by the imagination, symptoms and dreams:
    • the psychological development that occurs through relationships.

    These factors all draw our attention to disturbing but potentially creative conflicts within us; these need to be understood as part of a healthy drive towards growth and transformation.

    The process of Jungian analysis can bring about deep change together with a shift towards greater wholeness and health. Jung called this journey of self discovery, 'Individuation'.


    Whether you are seeking...

    ...open-ended psychotherapy, Jungian analysis, or time-limited work


    Daffodils Stanborough Welwyn Garden City

    I bring the same commitment and expertise to the work as a Jungian analyst. This has been honed by many years clinical experience, a rigorous analytic clinical training and ongoing professional development.



    Please call 01707 695353 or email to arrange an initial appointment so we can meet to discuss your concerns and explore the possibility of psychotherapy or Jungian analysis.


    Location

    I work as a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst in the Panshanger area of Welwyn Garden City which is on the eastern side of WGC. This area has a good road network with a mix of quieter routes and main roads and is close to both the A414 (between Hatfield and Hertford) and the A1/M (Junction 4 at Hatfield & Junction 6 at Welwyn).

    There are no parking restrictions in the road outside.



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    Image 1: Looking over Derwent Water towards Catbells, Keswick, Cumbria. © J.A. Norton 2015
    Image 2: Lynda Norton: Psychotherapy & Jungian Analysis in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Hertford © Lynda Norton 2015
    Image 3: Daffodils: Stanborough Lakes, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. © J.A.Norton 2015


    Lynda Norton: Psychotherapy & Jungian Analysis in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield & Hertford.
    Serving: Hatfield, Essendon, Cuffley, Brookmans Park, Potters Bar, Goffs Oak, South Mimms, St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Codicote, Knebworth, Stevenage, Hitchin, Ware, Hoddesdon, Broxboune and Hertford.
    From further afield in Hertfordshire, North London and Bedfordshire: Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross, Enfield, Barnet, Boreham Wood, Watford, Luton, Letchworth Garden City, Baldock, Buntingford, Bishops Stortford and Harlow.


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