Starting therapy and finding the right therapist can be a challenge. Here I provide some information about my practice, which will hopefully help you find what works best for you.
«I exist on the foundation of something I do not know. In spite of all uncertainties, I feel a solidarity underlying all existence and continuity in my mode of being.»
(C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections)
As an analyst I have tried to develop the art of genuine listening. I have learnt to participate in the narrative of another person’s life, because somehow I know those places in myself. Speaking three languages, I have had the privilege of working with people from many different backgrounds. Sensitivity toward the individual within his or her own cultural heritage is crucial. Psychoanalysis is a matter of the heart as well as the head; deep relatedness and intellectual reflection belong to the analyst’s répertoire.
I studied philosophy at the University of Dublin, Ireland and the Catholic University of America in Washington DC before training in psychoanalysis at the CG Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland. I have also trained in psychodrama, a technique, which provides a contained space to resolve conflicts through embodiment and role-play. For 45 years, I have been practicing, teaching and publishing as a Jungian analyst in Zürich while also regularly speaking at conferences all around the world. Over the years I have looked over the hedge and learned from other schools, in particular from the Freudians. I am a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology ( IAAP ) and have been appointed their liaison to Tbilisi, Georgia. As a faculty member of the International School of Analytical Psychology, Zurich ( ISAP ), I have enjoyed being analyst and supervisor to many candidates who eventually practice this profession.
What is Psychoanalysis?
Psychoanalysis investigates the mind and especially the unconscious mind through carefully guided introspection, listening and observation. It can help those who are struggling with difficulties in the ways that they think and feel about themselves, the world, and their relationships with others. Psychoanalysis tries to understand the connection between the current situation and challenges that have been in one’s life for a long time. It explores the larger and long-term causes and solutions to current questions, often guided by the client’s dreams, fantasies and emotional experiences.