What is Jungian psychotherapy, analysis and counselling?

Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to discuss and explore your difficulties in a safe, secure and confidential setting. Psychotherapy has been called 'the talking cure' as the opportunity to explore your difficulties and concerns in this way has been found to have a deep and lasting effect on the individual.

In-depth work

Psychotherapy gives the opportunity to really understand and address difficulties that may have been troubling you for many years and to identify the seeds of those difficulties. This will focus on the way these issues are affecting you now, which will likely include the effects on the relationship with the therapist. This is not superficial work and a therapist who has had a long, in-depth training, such as those of us in Jungian Therapy Sussex, can ensure that these important issues are addressed comprehensively and securely.

Psychotherapy, counselling and analysis

Psychotherapy sessions usually take place once or twice a week to give an opportunity to really get to grips with the particular issues, to allow continuity between the sessions and for themes and threads to be kept more easily in mind. Sometimes, when working with issues of particular emotional intensity, it might be necessary to meet more frequently for a time, perhaps three, four or five times per week, in order to allow an experience of security and 'containment'. This is known as analysis. Our therapists are also able to bring their experience of working in-depth to bear on working with more focused issues, perhaps for a shorter length of time - this is known as counselling.

How to proceed

Sessions are 50 minutes in length, except for the first meeting which may be longer to allow for full discussion of the issues which are bringing you to consider therapy. It may be necessary to meet on more than one occasion before both you and the therapist can decide whether therapy is the right way of proceeding. There is no commitment necessary at these first exploratory conslutations and, indeed, you can leave therapy at any point should you wish to do so, although a short period of notice is usually recommended in order to bring the work to a close.

Having reached a decision on whether therapy might be helpful, regular appointments can then be set up. Fees should be discussed with each individual therapist - some flexibility in fees may be possible in cases of hardship.

If you would like to arrange a first exploratory consultation with one of our therapists their contact details can be found on our contact page.