Jacqueline BentleyJungian Analysis, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision
in West London

'The past is never dead.  It is not even past.'  
William Faulkner

JUNGIAN ANALYSIS was developed by Carl Jung. I use Jungian Analysis to help you in longer term exploration and change; in supporting you in making the most of yourself, in helping you to find out who you are and how to follow your own path. I am interested in dreams and symbols, in metaphor and images to give deeper texture to how we communicate and how we get to know ourselves. I believe that a concept of the numinous is fundamental - although we will each have our individual understanding of that. We meet, once, twice or three times a week having made a commitment. This allows me to support and 'hold' you, it means we can look at how you process life.

I am interested in how we use language to express ourselves. The books we read, poetry; we learn through literature - it has been described as experience without the pain! If our lives were a story, how would we want it to turn out - how do we think it will turn out? What do we read that touches us, makes us stop for a moment - is it pain, recognition, an awareness of something 'other'?

In analysis my aim is to help you find greater satisfaction in life, increased self-acceptance and therefore the ability to change the things you want to change. It is about opening yourself up to a greater potential, finding increased pleasure and peace in yourself, knowing you have the ability to make choices rather than being constrained by the past.

PSYCHOTHERAPY is a long term once a week commitment. This gives you the client, and I the therapist the opportunity to look at issues which have deeper roots and because we have made a commitment, we have the opportunity to explore in a trusting environment those things which have been troubling you and holding you back

COUNSELLING The people who benefit from counselling are those who basically feel their lives are OK, but something has come up, a bereavement, a relationship issue, anxiety, work stress etc and they can use a bit of support to help them get back on track. Some people come for a few sessions periodically, once a year for instance.

I have over 20 years experience in counselling and short term work in GP surgeries and working with Employee Assistance Programmes. I am recognised by BUPA.


"To remember sometimes is a great sorrow,
but when the remembering has been done,
there comes afterwards a very curious peacefulness. 
Because you have planted your flag on the summit of the sorrow. 
You have climbed it." 

Sebastian Barry


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