Most people at some stage or another come to a place where the path in life seems tough, blocked or overwhelming. At these times it is easy to lose connection to meaning and hope and feel uncertain about the way forward.
Psychotherapy can be a great support. Providing a safe space for reflection, a Jungian approach is unique to each individual situation, however you can expect to gain insight and self-understanding, by talking over current circumstances, reflecting on dreams, and recognizing the effect of past experiences in patterns of thinking, emotional reactivity and bodily symptoms. The aim of listening to unconscious dynamics as expressed in feelings, dream images, or the body is to create opportunity for the awakening of new possibilities and a sense of being in tune with one’s path in life. Creative modalities such as Sandplay Therapy and Authentic Movement assist this healing process by providing an avenue for expression of non-verbal, non-rational parts of self.
This approach suits people, whether diagnosed with a particular condition or not, who: -
The work may be short term counselling for several weeks, or longer-term psychoanalysis of several months or years. Appointments are generally once or twice weekly face to face for 50 minutes but individual variations are accommodated. Skype is also possible. Medical referral is not required.
I practice both in Ballarat and Melbourne and see individual clients of all ages.