Therapeutic Approach: A contemporary Jungian
A contemporary Jungian
My therapeutic approach as a contemporary Jungian analyst and psychotherapist respects the individual’s needs and seeks to encourage curiosity about and respect for oneself. It acknowledges the significance of the past upon current life but does not assume that this inevitably determines the future.
It values the untapped creative capacities and unique potentialities within. It also places importance and values the unconscious, which influences all aspects of human life and personality; including relationships, self-esteem, emotional responses, mind-set, creativity and spontaneity.
I believe that for a person to be able to make sense of life or to start to understand and tackle troublesome issues they need a safe, non-judgemental place. I offer the opportunity for a professional relationship in which feelings, thoughts, hopes and fears can be contained and explored together; a secure place where an inner-world of beliefs and assumptions can be re-examined as well as hidden potentialities discovered. Psychotherapy and analysis can provide a context in which habitual ways of relating can become actively apparent in the therapeutic relationship itself. This provides an opportunity for them to be thought about and disentangled in the 'here and now' (sometimes called working in the transference). This analytic process strengthens the capacity to think and fosters creativity, emotional growth and maturity.
As a contemporary Jungian analyst my approach draws substantially upon the clinical and theoretical traditions of both psychoanalytic and analytical psychology. It is also informed by more recent post-Freudian and post-Jungian developmental understandings as well as current research within the fields of neurobiology, attachment, relationships and trauma.
Nature of psychotherapy:
I am a registered member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and work within the terms of reference and the code of ethics of this nationwide umbrella organisation. (See more about these registering bodies)
The type of psychotherapy I offer is informed by contemporary psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic clinical and theoretical perspectives.