What You Can Expect
In our first meeting we would discuss your concerns, relevant history, and discover how best to work together in terms of practical arrangements such as times and fees, set to include people of varying circumstances. The path toward becoming yourself may be imagined as sacred space where light and dark places learn to collaborate (see print to the left).
All work in the Jungian Analysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy practice in South West London is conducted in confidence. We might meet once, twice, three or four times a week depending on the nature of symptoms. All sessions are 50 minutes. The first session is 75 minutes.
You can expect to be seen and heard in an environment where respect for you and the phenomenological between us co-exist. The therapeutic process may stir up difficult feelings before you start to feel re-connected to your self. What is difficult tends to become more easily digested and understood in time. The length of time it takes varies from person to person.
If we agree to work together you would have a regular time(s) and day(s) for your session(s), based on a careful assessment of how you use time around your other obligations.
Evidence for the Effectiveness of Jungian Psychotherapy (Roesler,C.; Behavioral Sciences 2013)Behavioral Sciences
"Since the 1990s several research projects and empirical studies (process and outcome) on Jungian Psychotherapy have been conducted mainly in Germany and Switzerland. Prospective, naturalistic outcome studies and retrospective studies using standardized instruments and health insurance data as well as several qualitative studies of aspects of the psychotherapeutic process was summarized. The studies are diligently designed and the results are well applicable to the conditions of outpatient practice.
All the studies show significant improvements not only on the level of symptoms and interpersonal problems, but also on the level of personality structure and in every day life conduct. These improvements remain stable after completion of therapy over a period of up to six years. Several studies show further improvements after the end of therapy, an effect which psychoanalysis has always claimed.
Health insurance data show that, after Jungian therapy, patients reduce health care utilization to a level even below the average of the total population. Results of several studies show that Jungian treatment moves patients from a level of severe symptoms to a level where one can speak of psychological health. These significant changes are reached by Jungian therapy with an average of 90 sessions, which makes Jungian psychotherapy an effective and cost-effective method. Process studies support Jungian theories on psychodynamics and elements of change in the therapeutic process. So finally, Jungian psychotherapy has reached the point where it can be called an empirically proven, effective method."
FOR FURTHER STUDIES ON EFFECTIVENESS SEE:
"On the effectiveness and efficacy of outpatient (Jungian) psychoanalysis and psychotherapy - a catamnestic study"
W. Keller, G. Westhoff, R. Dilg, R. Rohner, H.H. Studt and the study group on empirical psychotherapy research in analytical psychology
Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Benjamin Franklin, Free University of Berlin
From the American Psychological Association
Print ~"The Sacred Grove" by Kit Boyd