Sometimes known as Depth Psychology or Analysis, Jungian Psychotherapy is a talking therapy in which the client and the therapist pay close attention to the dreams, images, thoughts and feelings that emerge. This observation is non judgmental and takes the form of deep reflection, which gradually helps us to understand and change the dynamics which are affecting our waking life but of which we have been unaware. It is especially useful in situations where symptoms are bewildering or overwhelming, such as in cases of trauma or burnout.
Sometimes there may be no apparent physical reason for something, such as a failure to conceive. A Jungian approach can often release the energy needed to change the situation.
Part of the therapist’s role is to attune to deeply unconscious aspects of the client’s experience – often right brain, pre-verbal experiences – and to help to bring these into relationship with the more rational aspects of the brain’s function. This is particularly important for people who have suffered trauma very early in life. Indeed, it is often relevant for the children and grandchildren of trauma victims. Though invariably painful it is also very liberating and most people discover hidden treasure in their unconscious which enriches their lives in unexpected ways.