I am a Jungian Analyst & Depth Psychologist trained at The C G Jung Institute Zürich, where I am an accredited Training Analyst and instructor member. My thesis explores the dream, active imagination and self-remembering. I have a particular interest in the nature and use of attention in daily life and in the analytic encounter.
My journey to training in psychology and Jungian analysis has taken a long and winding path. An early interest in spirituality led me to study Philosophy & Theology at Jesus College Oxford, and later, Art History at Kent Canterbury. A career in art and interiors followed, before returning to focus on psyche. I have worked in a local NHS acute psychiatric unit, and now have a private practice at my home in the centre of Tonbridge.
I believe that the work done in Jungian analysis comes out of a mutual process which is open-ended. It is a joint work. Analysis is about becoming conscious of who you are. This is the most unique adventure of discovery a person can embark upon.
The drive of the unconscious part of our nature is towards wholeness. In analysis we listen to the compensatory, complementary and sometimes prospective communication from the unconscious….hearing the voices of the soul balancing the relationship of conscious and unconscious. This process of coming into psychic balance Jung termed ‘individuation’.
In analysis you can learn to listen to and understand your inner voice, gain a deeper sense of self, meaning and purpose in life, to become the person you are meant to be.
Exploring issues with an analyst can lead to greater integration of aspects which have perhaps been difficult to acknowledge, and a release from long-held negative patterns and suffering. This exploration can find ways of moving forward in life.
A crisis is often a call to personal growth and development, to find a new path through life. The drive of the unconscious part of our nature is towards wholeness. In analysis we listen to the compensatory, complementary and sometimes prospective communication from the unconscious....hearing the voices of the soul balancing the relationship of conscious and unconscious. Individuation is the process of coming into psychic balance. In analysis you can learn to listen and understand your inner voice, gain a deeper sense of self, meaning and purpose in life, to become the person you are meant to be.
Jungian analysis can help with depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, ‘stuckness’, and can alleviate symptoms of neurotic conditions. Neurotic symptoms indicate that the psyche is striving for wholeness.
The symptom is often a calling. Suffering which hasn’t found its meaning. What is the meaning of the symptom ? What is the necessary task to be accomplished ? In analysis we focus on this positive, purposive aspect of holding the tension of the opposites, to bring forth, deo concedente, a new position and a widening of consciousness.