JUNGIAN ANALYSIS

WHAT IS JUNGIAN ANALYSIS?

Jungian analysis is both a form of personal exploration and a form of therapy for people who are in distress or have emotional problems, as well as for those who feel a lack of fulfillment or want to explore the direction or meaning of their lives.

Jungian theory understands that the psyche contains a drive towards balance and wholeness. Jung called this the process of individuation. Jungian analysis recognises the potential in each person and within a trusting and secure analytic relationship works towards allowing a person to develop into a more authentic sense of self.

Jungian analysis is about removing the obstacles to you ‘being who you most truly are’. The analyst works together with you to pay attention to the relationship between what is happening in your unconscious and what is taking place in your day-to-day life. In analysis, the ‘unbalancing’ content of the unconscious gradually manifests symbolically in dreams, in fantasies, in thoughts and feelings and in the transference relationship between the analyst and analysand. The goal of analysis is to set in motion a process of deep personal transformation.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM JUNGIAN ANALYSIS?

Jungian analysis can assist adults, children, couples and families with a whole range of life difficulties, including:

  • Difficulties in forming relationships or issues in interpersonal relationships whether romantic, family, friendship, neighbours or workplace.
  • Depression and/or anxiety and mood disorders.
  • Phobias, fears and stress related problems.
  • Post-partum depression and parenting issues.
  • Bereavement and loss, including death of a loved one, divorce, redundancy, or any big life change in the present or in the past.
  • Emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
  • Post –traumatic stress including issues arising from recent or past incidents, accidents or events.
  • Loss of meaning in life, suicidal thoughts or yearning for life change.
  • Gender identity and/or sexual orientation issues.
  • Life crisis and transition including changing schools, changing jobs, changing career, retirement, ‘mid-life crisis’, ageing.
  • Blocked creativity and difficulty with self-expression.
  • Eating disorders and health crises including illness and life threatening disease.
  • Desire for self-knowledge to enhance professional work in counselling and caring for others.
  • Spiritual ‘dark night of the soul’ experiences.