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About me and my therapy practice
I am a Jungian Analyst & Depth Psychologist trained at The C G Jung Institute Zürich, where I am an accredited analyst and instructor member. I have recently presented my thesis on the dream, active imagination and self-remembering.
My journey to training in psychology and Jungian analysis has taken a long and winding path. My 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, and I continue to enjoy occasionally dipping a toe into this world. 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.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Jungian, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work