Ruth Williams

MA (Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies)

Jungian Analyst - Analytical Psychologist.
Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor.
British Psychoanalytic Council accredited.
UK Council for Psychotherapy registered.
Clinical Supervisor and Member BAPPS.

Mandala painted by C.G. Jung and reproduced in his “Commentary of the Secret of the Golden Flower”. The Red Book. London & New York: W.W. Norton, 2009: 105 (cf note 186 pp.297)

About Jungian Analysis

Jungian Analysis is concerned with deep exploration of the matters described in the psychotherapy section. Working with dreams is central to the approach, although you do not have to have dreams to go into analysis! Analysis works with deep unconscious processes which can be teased out in sessions. Working through issues with an analyst may lead to greater integration of aspects which have been difficult to acknowledge, or releasing one from long-held negative patterns of thought/ behaviour, and gaining ways of going forward in life. This might be experienced as expansion and is sometimes felt as an enhancement of the personality and ability to cope with and enjoy life.

Analysis can be concerned with identifying or following the soul’s journey. This might mean discriminating your own unique path from the cultural/societal or familial injunctions which may be leading you down a path which does not feel authentic or satisfying. It can help you disentangle from stuck patterns and to get on to your right track whether in relationship, or work/ vocation, spiritual explorations or artistic creation; in whichever way feels important and significant to you.

Training as a Jungian Analyst is far more intensive than psychotherapy training. Trainees are required to be in Jungian analysis between two and four sessions per week (depending on the training institute). I trained at the Association of Jungian Analysts in London (see where the requirement is a minimum of three times weekly analysis over a number of years.

You might find it helpful to read what I have published about psychotherapy and Jungian analysis which you will find listed on the Publications page.

This section should be read in conjunction with the “About Psychotherapy” section as much of the content applies here too.