This psychoanalytical approach aims to bring into balance the parts of a person's psyche which are conscious and unconscious. This enables a person to understand how these part of themselves influence their life and the living of it. As a whole this type of work explores the psychological parts of us that makes us specifically the human-being.
The Counselling DIrectory says:
Jung believed that the personal unconscious is only the top layer of a
much deeper, larger collective unconscious - the uncontrollable,
inherited part of the human psyche which is made up of patterns
(archetypes) common to all humanity.
In Jungian therapy, these patterns can explain why we have habits we
cannot break, such as addictions, depression and anxiety. Therefore the
approach aims to analyse these archetypes in order to better understand
the human self. Through the process of self-awareness, transformation
and actualisation, Jungian therapy can help individuals see what is out
of balance in their psyche. This is to empower them to consciously make
changes that will help them to become more balanced and whole.
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