People come into psychotherapy (also
known as counselling) for many reasons.
They may experience disturbing
moods or emotions such as depression or anxiety, anger or rage, envy or
jealousy, or a certain inability to feel very much at all. They may be
concerned about specific behaviours that seem compulsive, addictive or
self-destructive. They may feel unsatisfied in their relationship with a
significant other, or in their relationships generally. Many people in our
diverse urban society are unsure about how to live in a way that is
congruent with their image of themselves -- especially with respect to
sexual orientation, gender or sexual identity, or ethnic cultural
Sometimes we simply feel that
something is missing in our lives -- that somehow things are not going as
well as they could, or that it must be possible to experience more love
and less fear.
Jungian analysis is an approach to
psychotherapy that assumes the root of these problems lies in the depths
of psyche -- if only because we have not yet fully become the person we
are meant to be. It also assumes that psyche has the capacity to heal
itself. Jungian analysis provides a safe place, a temenos or sacred space,
where this can occur.