PSYCHOTHERAPY & JUNGIAN ANALYSIS

Marlene M. Brouwer
Jungian Psychoanalyst, I.A.A.P.

B.A., M.T.S., D. Analytical Psychology

1020 View St., Victoria, British Columbia      
Telephone:  778 679-5199
Email:  marlenembrouwer@gmail.com

  Individual Counseling for persons seeking
relief, change, development, healing,
balance, meaning and  wholeness.

Struggling with life? 
Want to live your life better, more fully? 
When you suffer because of too much frustration, anxiety, chaos, rage, sadness, or loneliness, then consider psychotherapeutic support for yourself! 

Our suffering and pain has meaning.  Crisis can be an opportunity for important change.  It is often pain or conflicts that make us aware that we are out of balance and need some help.  Problems in relationships often relate to inner personal conflicts: emotional complexes (reaction patterns) that persistently interfere with our best intentions!

Healing, greater awareness, authentic healthy change, more balance in one's life, and a deeper relationship with one's true self, and with others, are often the result of Jungian analysis and intensive psychotherapy.

What is Jungian Analysis?
Jungian Analysis is a confidential, face to face, therapeutic relationship that is initiated by the client and focuses on his or her psychic reality.  Regular sessions are ususally weekly or bi-weekly.
The focus is on healing, development, and movement toward wholeness through attention to, and relating with your experiences, thoughts, dreams, feelings, memories, sensations, symbolic expressions, reflections and your insights.  Gaining awareness of self is inherent to the process.

Jungian analysis is the practice of Analytical Psychology, a psychodynamic talk therapy which helps the client understand his or herself more completely.  The aim is not only to discover insights and learn to deal with unconscious conflicts more effectively, but also, to individuate, to become more authentic and whole.
The practice of analytical psychology was developed by Swiss medical doctor, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961).
 
C. J. Jung was a colleague of Freud, but felt there was much more to neurosis than Freud's theory of the unconscious.  Jung formulated his own approach, namely analytical psychology, commonly called Jungian psychology.
Attention is paid to the relation between your conscious attitude and the unconscious as it manifest in your life situations, inner and outer worlds.  Attention is given to the archetypal urgings of the Self as well as the demands of the ego.  Your conscious situation is often helped by relating with what the unconscious shows and this is revealed often through symbolic material as well as practical situations.
Jungian analysis is more concerned with the individuation process of an individual than in labeling a pathology.  In fact, neurotic patterns are seen as pointing to what needs attention for the sake of development of one's authentic self.
  
Confidentiality and privacy are strictly maintained in the therapeutic relationship.  Within the safety of a therapeutic relationship you will discover relief, release, healing support, learning and change.  The cost for a one hour session is $125.00.  Fee may be negotiated if circumstances warrant it.
Jungian analysis or therapy can be an important part of your healing process, a catalyst for significant personal development and transformation.
Analysis or therapy is a personal investment in your ego-Self relationship, which benefits your whole life journey.
What is intensive short term dynamic psychotherapy?

ISTD psychotherapy is a unique form of treatment that facilitates the rapid resolution of a broad spectrum of emotional disorders.  This approach involves uncovering unconscious patterns and learning how to deal more effectively with inner conflicts.  It is evidence-based psychotherapy that is strongly supported by current clinical sudies.  ISTD psychotherapy interventions are specifically designed to resolve anxiety, depression, somatization, and personality disorders, as well as alleviate a variety of self-defeating behaviours.  ISTD psychotherapy facilitates an authentic alliance with the client who is often motivated to change behaviours as s/he becomes aware of his or her choices and inner resources.

Outer situations can become problems for us because, basically each of us has
inner conflicts which we need to look at, and relate with, so that we can handle our outer situations better.  Our patterned ways of dealing with painful feelings, that is, our defence mechanisms, were created by our unconscious in connection with survival in our early development.  These defense mechanisms may have helped us survive back then, but now in adult life, they no longer serve us well.  Our feelings and reaction patterns are created in the interplay of our early upbringing and community influences.  We can learn to handle ourselves and life situations in ways that serve us better.

In dynamic psychotherapy we work to understand this relation between the unconscious and your ego through attention to these defense mechanisms and how you experience these patterns, here and now, in the relation between you and the therapist.  Dynamic psychotherapy is oriented toward insight, integrity, and personal change that you choose to make.

Healing is a relational process.  Marlene's goal in therapy is insight oriented lasting change over the shortest time possible.


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