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Further information:

The following websites may be of interest if you wish to find out more about psychotherapy and Jungian analysis:-

  • The BPC (British Psychoanalytical Council) :
    The BPC is the UK umbrella organisation for psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists, including psychoanalysts, Jungian analysts, and child psychotherapists. It maintains a register of qualified members and operates a complaints procedure to safeguard the public.
    The BPC website provides information about finding a therapist; gives further information about psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis; explores The evidence for psychotherapy; and provides a free pdf booklet about psychotherapy and analysis entitled Making sense of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

  • The UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) :
    The UKCP is an umbrella organisation for all the different modalities (types) of psychotherapy in UK. It maintains a register of qualified members and operates a complaints procedure to safeguard the public.

    The UKCP website is wide-ranging given all the different modalities, however the specialist college for the psychoanalytic psychotherapists and Jungian analysts within the UKCP is the CPJA (see below)

  • The CPJA (Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis) : The CPJA consists of organisations and individual members within the UKCP that specialise in the provision of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis.
    On the CJPA website see especially the section entitled 'What kind of psychotherapy do CPJA members offer?' and 'find a therapist';

  • The BPF (British Psychotherapy Foundation):
    The BPF is a leading organisation in the psychotherapy and mental health sector, providing access to treatment for the public, education, training and professional support for psychotherapists.
    The BPF website gives details of the clinical services it offers to the public as well as information of its four Associations specialising respectively in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (IPCAPA); Jungian Analysis (BJAA) see below ; Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (PPA); and Psychoanalysis (BPA).

  • The BJAA (British Jungian Analytic Association):
    The BJAA is the Jungian association within the BPF (British Psychotherapy Foundation).The BJAA website provides helpful information about Jung and his ideas; contemporary approaches to Jungian analysis; and BJAA Jungian Analysts

  • The SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology):
    The SAP website provides helpful information about psychotherapy and Jungian analysis including a number of short articles on themes including an overview of analytical psychology; dreams; individuation; typology; spirituality and religion.

Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love and power. We try to understand fear, loss and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Personal therapy:

These contacts and websites may be helpful in finding a therapist:-

Working with Lynda Norton in Welwyn Garden City:
Please click here to check my current availability.

Working with other registered Jungian analysts & psychotherapists:
Most psychotherapy organisations offer a 'find a therapist' search facility on their websites; this lists members who are fully qualified and registered psychotherapists and Jungian analysts e.g.:- BPC; CJPA; BJAA; BPF; SAP; AJA.

Low cost options:
A recent UKCP and BPC report (Feb 2015) highlights the deterioration in the provision of psychotherapy within the NHS in recent years; it is entitled "Addressing the Deterioration in Public Service Provision of Psychotherapy.". Although provision is patchy there are a few possibilities that you may wish to explore for low cost time-limited work and also low/lower cost psychotherapy and Jungian analysis:-

NHS Counselling referral:
Consult your GP, he/she can refer you for short-term counselling with a qualified counsellor - typically six - eight sessions.

Low or lower cost psychotherapy/ Jungian analysis:
Most psychotherapy and analytic organisations organise a 'reduced fee scheme' or 'Clinic' for those on a low income who wish to have the opportunity to experience intensive psychotherapy and are prepared to make a commitment to attend for a minimum period of time (often two years).

The psychotherapists and analysts working within these schemes may be fully qualified or trainee psychotherapists (most if not all will have considerable clinical experience in the mental health field and will be undertaking additional training). There tend to be a limited number of places on these schemes and you would typically need to attend an initial assessment session to determine suitability. The precise arrangements vary between organisations so it is worth checking out what is available, where and when. Look in the 'find a therapist' section of an organisation's website for references to 'reduced fee scheme' or 'Clinic' patients.

These links may be of assistance:- BPF ; SAP ; AJA ; IGAP ; GAPS ; WPF

In addition, some fully qualified psychotherapists and Jungian analysts - including me - choose to reserve a small number of places within their private practice for long-term intensive psychotherapy and analysis for those with limited means. These places are in high demand. However vacancies arise from time to time and it is worth enquiring about availability and eligibility at the initial enquiry and/or initial consultation.

Low(er) cost counselling:
Some counselling organisations operate a sliding scale according to means. The counsellors may be qualified counsellors or trainee counsellors; the centre will let you know whether you are working with a trainee or a qualified counsellor e.g. The Counselling Foundation Counselling Foundation has five centres within Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire:-

Bedford 01234 346 077
Broxbourne 01992 637 285
Luton 01582 732 450
St Albans 01727 856 693
Stevenage 01438 357 775

Resources. Van Gogh: Starry Night Rhone

"No one who does not know himself can know others. And in each of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from the way we see ourselves. When, therefore, we find ourselves in a difficult situation to which there is no solution, he can sometimes kindle a light that radically alters our attitudes—the very attitudes that led us into the difficult situation."
Carl Jung

Clinical training

There are numerous organisations that offer a clinical training to become a psychotherapist of Jungian analyst. The following websites may be of help. These organisations also offer ongoing CPD opportunities for counsellors, psychotherapists and Jungian analysts:

Jungian Training:- Five organisations within the UK offer a Jungian analytic training which is also recognised by the international organisation for Jungians - the IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology).

  • Association of Jungian Analysts AJA
  • British Jungian Analytic Association BJAA
  • The Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists IGAP
  • Guild of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality GAPS
  • Society of Analytical Psychology SAP

    Other psychotherapy training include:
  • WPF Therapy WPF
  • British Psychotherapy Foundation BPF
    The BPF consists of four different associations: each association offers a specialist training:-
      Child & adolescent, IPCAPA;
      Jungian, BJAA;
      Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, PPA; and
      Psychoanalytic BPA

    Local counselling training in Hertfordshire include:-
  • The Counselling Foundation
  • The University of Hertfordshire

    Extract from 'Letter to a young poet'.
    “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves,
    like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.
    Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.
    And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now.
    Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

    Rainer Rilke

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    Image 1: Stone and ripples: Near Loch Ness, Scotland. L.E.Norton 2012
    Image 2: Starry Night over the Rhone: Van Gogh 1888: Painted at Arles: Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Wikicommons Image in the public domain:

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