Jungian psychoanalysis and psychotherapy start by recognising the potential in each individual and working towards allowing the person to develop themselves fully. This often involves looking at the way that past experiences have affected the individual and the way they continue to prevent us from living fulfilled lives; in other words, Jungian therapy is about ‘removing obstacles’.

Analysis can be helpful in working though a range of difficulties. These might include depression or anxiety, trauma or loss, sexual or emotional abuse or bereavement. Some people need support with retirement, divorce, ageing and redundancy. Others are dealing with experiences of torture or forced emigration.

Alternatively the issues may be about becoming able to ‘be oneself’, and the relationship with the therapist may be particularly important related to this, where the person can begin to risk being themselves in a safe environment. They might have issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, shame or social phobia. Issues with relationships, or the difficulty forming relationships, are also very well addressed by psychotherapy and analysis.

As Jung said, every individual is unique and each therapy will be unique to that individual and that therapist.