Who Can it Help?

Who can it help?The two orientations, as described, are highly contrasting and thus can compliment each other significantly. I often find that my own approach is most effective when a short-term, purely symptom-focused, intervention does not appear to suffice. In these circumstances an in-depth therapy is more helpful. There are specific issues that can create blocks and obstacles to progress. These are often manifested as repeated situations or experiences and they limit what we are able to gain from forms of therapy that do not specifically target underlying, often unconscious, processes.

A more in-depth, exploratory approach can provide a way forward. Conversely, a purely analytical approach can, at times, feel too slow and too abstract, especially when some of the difficulties are causing immediate life difficulties, thus a more targeted and active intervention is required.

“I prefer to call my own approach ‘analytical psychology’ by which I mean something like a general concept embracing both psychoanalysis and individual psychology as well as other endeavours in the field of complex psychology.”

– Carl Jung, Collected Works, Vol 16, p 53.