Offering Jungian Analysis, Integrative Psychotherapy and Supervision in South West/South London
"There is no energy unless there is a tension of opposites; hence it is necessary to discover the opposite to the attitude of the conscious mind." In CW 7 Jung is talking about a phenomenon waiting in shadow to be known as part of the unconscious mind, and to explain this further he often draws on myth to discuss archetypes.
Archetypal patterns, as seen through "[Myth] is not fiction: it consists of facts that are continually repeated and can be observed over and over again. It is something that happens to man [and woman], and [both] have mythical fates just as much as the Greek heroes do." Answer to Job, (1952), CW 11, para 648. Jung's perspective leads us back to considering how his notion of opposites effects ordinary human dynamics.
My Jungian Analyst's palette draws from Archetypal, Developmental, Psychoanalytical, Phenomenological, Transpersonal, Gestalt and System approaches to bring new meaning and purpose to emotional and mental suffering. As a fully qualified and accredited Jungian Analyst in South West London (IAAP), Integrative Psychotherapist (Re.vision), and Professional Member of the (Association of Jungian Analysts London Central West & Southwest), I work with the symbolic, psyche's imagination and her discontents in life, love, work, body and soul.
Included here is work with issues to do with one-sided ego development, gendered and non-gender performance, as part of the psyche, across a range of emotional and psychological impasses. Often these critical junctures arrive as loss, identity transitions, relationship changes, health crisis and past trauma seemingly forgotten. One of the keys to unlocking what is stuck is finding feelings in the body that have displaced the mind. Jungian Analysis is known for building a relationship with the unconscious through dream work, active imagination, discovery of self through relational dynamics and working with your own typology as you currently understand it. As the work progresses, this may change, as you discover more about your true self.
There are many ways in which to work with soul loss, bereavement, relationship issues and personal cross-roads. I work with an open mind and heart knowing full well the key to many of life's upsets involves the search for integrity. Another way of thinking about this, might be, what really matters to you in this life? At this time of a pandemic all work is conducted through a secure portal on line. A reduced rate is available to front line NHS workers.
The following is a modest short list of some observed outcomes in a process of finding your self:
Dreaming, remembering your dreams and finding meaning in them.
Reconnecting with lost feelings, thoughts and desires.
Allowing yourself to paint, draw, write and play.
Remembering forgotten events, often in a new context.
Discovering new purpose.
Learning to speak the unspeakable and bear the unbearable.
Finding new paths.
Emergence of new perspectives and values.
A capacity for meaning making.
My Jungian Analysis and Psychotherapy Practice in South West London also includes Psychodynamic Supervision. I have supervised, tutored and mentored trainees in charity settings, at Westminster Pastoral Foundation and in private practice. Additionally I've taught at the Association of Jungian Analysts and the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, and been in clinical practice over 20 years, working with Jungian Psychoanalytic psychology for almost 30 years.
We might meet once, twice, three or four times a week depending on the nature and complexity of your symptoms. All sessions are 50 minutes. The first session, an assessment, takes a bit longer. A way forward commences through an initial email which starts a process of discovery. You know you're ready to begin Jungian Analysis or Psychotherapy when you are no longer satisfied with the way life happens to you and seek a more creative relationship with your self and the world.
I offer a competitive range of fees intended to support people at many levels of income. All fees are means tested.
Qualifications over 17 years:
Certificate in Counseling from Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Dip Psych from Re.vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (Post Jungian emphasis)
MSc from the Jungian Section of the BAP (now the BJAA at The British Psychotherapy Foundation) and Birkbeck College, University of London
Qualified Jungian Analyst with the Association of Jungian Analysts, rising to Professional Member in 2014
Award of Ph.D (2017) for research on Jung's Complex Theory through a psychosocial perspective
Certificate in Psychodynamic Supervision (2017) from the Society of Analytical Psychology
Links to these organisations and more about my clinical qualifications may be found in Professional Credentials. If you'd like to know more about Jungian Analysis and Psychotherapy click Jungian Approach.
Work undertaken in my South West London Jungian Analysis and Psychotherapy Practice may include working at depth at a higher frequency, an open ended contract, or doing brief work over a shorter length of time. My therapeutic position is that there are many routes to creating a healing situation, and these are conducted to the ethical standards of UKCP College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis), and AJA. I regularly undertake continuing professional development. You will see me listed on both these web sites.
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You'll find my practice for Jungian Analysis and Psychotherapy in South West London within easy reach of many south London points, including Chelsea, Battersea, Fulham, Putney, Southfields, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Kingston, North Surrey, Richmond, Barnes, Crystal Palace, Beckenham, Herne Hill, Dulwich, Clapham, Balham, Battersea and Wandsworth. Convenient for Bus, Rail, and Underground connections. Free parking is available. Thank you for your interest.
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