Psychotherapy, the practice of tending the soul, fosters growth and healing, insight, transformation and a deepened relationship with self, and other, all within a safe and nurturing therapeutic relationship. Together we make conscious what has been driving problematic patterns and what it is that symptoms are telling us. Ultimately, the work reveals a more authentic path; a path that is directed toward wholeness and a truer relationship to your deep self.
The work of Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist from the early and mid 20th century guides a lot of my work with clients. Jung’s ideas have been developed and widely utilized under the terms Jungian and Analytical psychology. You might already know about some of Jung’s basic concepts such as Archetypes, the collective unconscious, or the popular typology system called the Myers-Briggs.
It is the goal of Jungian therapy to help support an engagement with the unconscious. Jungian psychology hinges on the concept of the psyche. The psyche creates symptoms so that we know something is amiss. Understanding the message behind one’s symptoms is a way of knowing oneself more deeply and fully.
Jungian Psychotherapy is a method that transforms consciousness and fosters what Jung calls “individuation,” the process of self-discovery by which we have an opportunity to become who we are meant to be in life. Each client’s healing process is unique — the client’s unconscious guides his or her psychotherapy. The therapist’s role is to facilitate inner healing without having a specific agenda. The client and therapist work together to increase consciousness in order to move toward psychological balance and wholeness, and bring relief and meaning to psychological suffering.