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

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About Lynda

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I am an experienced, registered Jungian analyst: analytical psychologist, and a Senior Member of the BJAA (British Jungian Analytic Association) of the BPF (British Psychotherapy Foundation). I am an active member within the BJAA. I am involved in the organisation and delivery of seminars, workshops and conferences on a range of topics. in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, I work in full time private practice, chiefly offering open-ended in-depth work (psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis) at a frequency of one, two, three or more sessions per week as appropriate. I also offer some opportunities for more focused time-limited work on specific issues where appropriate and I am a BUPA registered practitioner for such time-limited work. I am an approved training therapist/supervisor for several counselling, psychotherapy and Jungian training organisations.


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I am an experienced, qualified supervisor and a member of BAPPS (British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision). I co-edited the BAPPS publication “Supervision Review” for a number of years. I supervise clinicians at various stages of their careers including trainees, those seeking accreditation and those seeking senior membership.

I also teach and act as a tutor for counselling and psychotherapy trainees and MSc students undertaking dissertations.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard


Background:

Alongside a rewarding career in education, I trained initially as a psychodynamic counsellor with the Herts & Beds Pastoral Foundation. I gained diverse and wide-ranging clinical experience for many years within the voluntary sector at Stevenage Counselling Centre. I then proceeded to advanced study and intensive training as a Jungian analyst with the Association of Jungian Analysts AJA qualifying in 2001. During this period I also worked within the NHS as an honorary psychoanalytical psychotherapist at the Lister Hospital Stevenage and within the voluntary sector as part of the intake assessment team at Stevenage Counselling Centre.

Once qualified, I began to work full-time in the psychotherapeutic and Jungian analytic world. In addition to my clinical work in private practice I held the role of head of training within the Counselling Foundation in St. Albans and subsequently worked as a supervisor at Bedford Counselling Centre. I became a Jungian member of the British Association of Psychotherapists in 2009 (now British Psychotherapy Foundation: BPF) and following further clinical experience and study became a Senior Member of the British Jungian Analytic Association BJAA within the British Psychotherapy Foundation BPF in 2012.

My wide ranging experience in education, community outreach, and the psychotherapeutic field within the voluntary sector, NHS and private practice has given me the opportunity to work with diversity in terms of a wide range of backgrounds, outlooks, experiences and areas of emotional and mental distress, disorientation and uncertainty (including class, ethnicity, culture, disability, identity, sexuality, intergenerational trauma, deprivation, alienation, dissociation.). This has profoundly influenced my practice and deepened my understandings.

"Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason." Keats


Registering bodies:

I am a registered practitioner with the major national and international organisations registering bodies for psychotherapists, analytical psychologists and supervisors. Each of these organisations has rigorous training standards for initial qualification and stringent ongoing requirements for membership including continuing professional development and has strong ethical codes:-

  • British Psychoanalytic Council BPCwithin the Analytical Psychology: Jungian Analysis section
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy UKCP within the specialist college entitled:-
  • Council of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis CPJA
  • International Association for Analytical Psychology of CG Jung IAAP
  • British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervisors BAPPS

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in supervision: WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation) 2003
  • Jungian Analyst: Analytical Psychologist: AJA 2001
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling: WPF 1996
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling: WPF 1994

    Also:- MA; BSc; PGCE.

    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.


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    Lynda Norton: Psychotherapy and Jungian Analysis in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Hertford.
    Serving: Broxboune, Hoddesdon, Ware, Stevenage, Knebworth, Wheathampstead, Harpenden, St Albans, South Mimms, Brookmans Park and Potters Bar.
    Also from further afield in Hertfordshire, North London and bedfordshire: Waltham Cross, Enfield, Boreham Wood, Luton, Hitchin, Letchworth Garden City, Baldock, Buntingford, Bishops Stortford and Harlow.


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