Offers the opportunity to work at depth together with the analyst to address difficulties causing real distress and suffering. Often those seeking therapy have tried other forms of help with limited success; yet there remains a longing to live a more creative or fulfilling life.
Working on these difficulties can bring up deep seated feelings, therefore it may be helpful to attend sessions more frequently, if practicable. This can allow a kind of security and ‘holding’ while the difficulties are worked through.
Jungian psychotherapy starts by recognising the potential in each individual and working toward allowing the person to develop themselves fully. This will frequently involve looking at the way that past experiences have affected the individual and the way they continue to prevent us from living fulfilled lives.
As Jung said, every individual is unique and each therapy will be unique to that individual and that therapist.
Counselling can be used to describe meetings over a short period of time, usually with the focus on a particular difficulty, such as a relationship break-up, a bereavement, or some other life event, or a more personal concern such as anxiety or lack of self-esteem.
Unhappiness, Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that lead people to seek help from a therapist at some point in their lives. Through analysis, psychotherapy or counselling, we hopefully offer the possibility to help you recover motivation, perspective, and development in your life.
Creating a safe confidential space together with the therapist is essential for someone seeking to work through their difficulties, and to be able to explore things in more depth. It maybe necessary therefore to meet more frequently than once a week. It can be helpful to meet twice or three times per week, depending on individual circumstances.
Deciding to see a psychotherapist is often a personally significant step; it is crucial you find a therapist you can trust and with whom you can work. I therefore, encourage people to contact me for an exploratory meeting, without obligation. After an exploratory meeting with the therapist, you can decide with the therapist whether therapy is the appropriate treatment. If not, other suitable recommendations will be made.
Andrew Gresham is a qualified Jungian Analyst and Registered Psychotherapist working in private practice. He provides individual Jungian Analysis, Psychotherapy, Counselling and Professional Supervision.
Andrew is interested in exploring the underlying meaning and difficulties that impede peoples' progress in life, in the hope of them leading a fuller life.
He trained at the Society of Analytical Psychology in London. He has over thirty years experience as a professional psychotherapist working with a wide range of people and difficulties.
Andrew is also interested in professional supervision, he enjoys engaging with professional colleagues and help facilitate their continuing professional development.
Andrew works to ethical and professional standards set by his statutory registration and professional memberships.
Please contact me with any questions.
29 Paparoa St, Papanui, Christchurch, Canterbury 8053, NZ
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Closed: Saturday & Sunday
Analysis and psychotherapy offer the opportunity to work at depth with the analyst/therapist to address difficulties causing real suffering and distress. Often those seeking analysis or psychotherapy have tried other forms of help with limited success, yet there remains a deep longing to live a more creative or fulfilling life. Analysis offers the hope of finding new and unique meaning to your distress or difficulties, by exploring the influence of unconscious meanings in your life.
What is analysis or psychotherapy?
Analysis and psychotherapy offer a confidential professional relationship to explore often troublesome or upsetting aspects that limit your life. It aims to foster a new understanding of these patterns of behaviour, whilst offering the space to work through the concerns and issues with the therapist to a new resolution, which can bring about deep-seated change.
Who can benefit from analysis or psychotherapy?
Analysis or psychotherapy can be useful for individuals and couples. It is suitable for people aged 18 years to any age. Psychotherapy is often of value to people who wish to improve their understanding of themselves and their relationships with others. People from the helping professions often find analysis of great benefit.
Others seek more meaning or come with a sense of dissatisfaction and lack of fulfillment in their lives. Others come with unhappiness, anxiety, panic, depression, loss of spiritual direction, sexual or relationship difficulties. More specific difficulties may include earthquake distress, trauma, behavioural or mood changes including sleep deprivation, disturbed relationships at home, work or college. Physical distress related to chronic illness. Eating or sleeping problems.
Everybody is different and the reasons why you may wish to consult a therapist are just as varied and valid.
Duration of analysis or psychotherapy?
Counselling, psychotherapy or analysis, is determined by individual clients needs in discussion with the therapist. Individual sessions last for 50 minutes. Counselling or brief therapy is focused on specific life issues lasting from 1 to 10 sessions. Analysis and psychotherapy develop's at its own pace and its length depends on the unique aims and needs of the individual concerned, lasting months or years. The frequency of sessions can, therefore, vary from one to four times per week and is decided in discussion with the therapist.
Deciding to see a psychotherapist is usually a significant step; it is crucial that you find a therapist you can trust and with whom you can work. I therefore encourage people to contact me for an exploratory meeting, without obligation. After an exploratory meeting, you can decide with the therapist whether therapy is the appropriate treatment. If not, other suitable recommendations will be made.
Fees are available on request.
The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa/New Zealand www.pbanz.org.nz
Australia and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts www.anzsja.org.au
New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists www.nzap.org.nz
Society of Analytical Psychology, London www.thesap.org.uk
International Association for Analytical Psychology www.iaap.org
Balint Society of Australia and NZ www.balintaustralianewzealand.org