Jacqueline Bentley Jungian Analysis, Psychotherapy and Short Term Counselling in West London

'Language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.'
Flaubert: Madame Bovary





COUNSELLING - is usually taken to mean a short term series of sessions - perhaps around six. The people who benifit from short term counselling are those who basically feel their lives are OK, but something has come up, a bereavment, a relationship issue, anxiety, work stress etc and they can use a bit of support to help them get back on track. Some people come for a few sessions periodically, once a year for instance.

PSYCOTHERAPY is usually taken to mean a longer term committment to therapy and probably something like once a week sessions. This gives you the client, and I the therapist the opportunity to look at issues which have deeper roots and because we have made a committment, we have the opportunity to explore in a trusting environment those things which have been troubling you and holding you back.

JUNGIAN ANALYSIS is practised by followers of Carl Jung. We are interested in longer term exploration and change; in supporting you in making the most of yourself, in helping you to find out who you are and how to follow your own path. We are interested in dreams and symbols, in metaphor and images to give deeper texture to how we communicate and how we get to know ourselves. We believe that a concept of the numinous is fundamental - although we may each have our individual understanding of that. We meet, once, twice or three times a week within a long term committment, this gives us an opportunity to get to know one another well and allows me to support and 'hold' you.

In analysis we aim to find greater satisfaction in life, increased self acceptance and therefore the ability to change the things we want to change. It is about opening ourselves up to a greater potential, finding increased pleasure and peace in ourselves.

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