What is Psychotherapy CBT or Jungian Therapy?


 Psychotherapy.

 

If you feel you would benefit from more in depth counselling; then I can offer Psychodynamic therapy. 


I work within a pluralistic model incorporating developmental and archetypal Jungian methods in a psychodynamic framework, sometimes incorporating healing if required, with active imagination and dream work. 


We will always be working at the clients pace, in a face to face, client led exchange. Sometimes self development and homework projects might be suggested including; inner work and reading. 

 

"Core Theoretical Framework: Clinical training is informed by an integrative, psychodynamic approach which includes: 1. Freudian and post-Freudian theory on development from infancy and childhood, including Klein, Winnicott, Erickson and Bowlby. 2. Jungian and post-Jungian theory on development of the self. 


This approach is further informed by understanding of unconscious processes including transference, counter-transference, defences, projections and introjections together with individual work on dreams from the Jungian perspective. 


It also includes some opportunities for self-realisation and personal development where indicated. 


These elements of theory and practice are set within a holistic view of the person which acknowledges a potential integration and healing of body, mind, spirit and feeling as innate to each individual. The approach also includes client support and pastoral care where appropriate. "


Beverley Martin, S.O.P.H. 


 

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness. 


If you would prefer a shorter course of therapy with a particular problem in mind, Cognitive Behavioural therapy, which is co-operative, precise and goal orientated might be appropriate.


 This can be available in short courses to make specific changes targeted according to the individual clients needs. 


We will be working towards solutions for specific issues that are affecting your life today, using negative automatic thought charts, targets, homework and information. 


The therapy requires a belief that changing your thinking, will lead to healthier emotions and behaviour, creating improved self esteem and relief of symptoms. 

 

One important aspect of self-acceptance is the ability and willingness to let others see one’s true self. Living mindfully entails living daily life without pretence and without concern that others are judging one negatively. 


The person who lives mindfully is fully ‘‘in the moment’’ and is not worried about how he or she is coming across to others. 


Mindful individuals are truly authentic in that they are fully engaged with the environment and are busy noticing novel aspects of the situation, rather than devoting attentional resources toward winning the approval of others or toward bolstering fragile self-esteem. 


Shelley H. Carson. Ellen J. Langer. Harvard University, USA  

Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 2006 (_ 2006) 

DOI: 10.1007/s10942-006-0022-5 Published Online: June 20, 2006

 


 Jungian Therapy  

 

Wanting to explore your own myths and archetypes through dream amplification, within the context of your life story? Then the Jungian methods may suit you. 


The journey of self-exploration which can broaden and enrich your personality while creating balance is achieved through transpersonal work. 


This work can be combined with other psychodynamic methods to make a therapeutic exchange which meets your needs and is client led. Interpretation is only valid when you feel it is true. 


Intensely personal dream work can bring forward its own solution to life’s issues, which are unique to each individual. 

 

C.G. Jung believed that we contain within us a regulating self that manifests in dreams. 


By exploring the symbols in our dreams we gain refreshing insight and clarity into the symbolic mysteries alive in ourselves. Characters that populate dreams represent aspects of your own nature. Harnessing the energies of dreams brings new energy and vitality to life. 


Jung states ‘a dream is a theatre in which the dreamer is himself the scene, the player, the prompter, the producer, the author, the public and the critic’. 


(Jung, C.G., General Aspects of Dream Psychology, 1948, in ‘The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche’, CW volume 8, Routledge, Great Britain, 2002, page 266). 

 Jungian Therapy & Healing-  "Individuation."

Integrating Dream Work and Symbol Exploration.


For psyche and body are not separate entities 
but one and the same life.
- C.G. Jung, Collected Works Vol 17



Sessions that combine individuation and healing work in a holistic client led synergy. Sand Tray, Inner Child Work, Meditation and Transpersonal Exploration, Dream Work, Energy Healing.


As Trained by * Society Of Psychology and Healing  The Marion Association. The Marian Association has been established as a Registered Charitable Trust since 1995. It has as its study the processes of psychology and healing with a commitment to lifelong learning. 


As the Training Division of the Trust, The Society for Psychology & Healing is committed to the pursuit of excellence in a distinctive combination of disciplines:

  1. Psychology and the healing arts.
  2. The development of therapeutic services.
  3. Practitioner training. "As an organisation, Marian work closely with other lead organisations in the field of holistic, complementary and allopathic medicine. They have a particular interest in training standards and in building a bridge of language and excellence in support

         of integrative practice."  


Text from Society Psychology Healing Marion Association *

 http://www.marian2000.org.uk