Psychological therapy

Dr Lara Lagutina, London NW3, UK

 

“... And so individuation can only take place if you first return to the  body, to your earth, only then does it become true."                                                                                               

Carl Gustav Jung 


    My integrative therapeutic framework is influenced by Jungian and psychodynamic perspectives. It is also informed by object relations and intersubjective schools of psychoanalysis, attachment and developmental perspectives, and neuroscience research.



Analytical Psychology of C.G. Jung


    At the heart of C.G. Jung’s psychology is the process of individuation. Individuation means realisation of the individual’s full potential or becoming whole. This process is guided by the Self – a unifying principle within the psyche, which is “not only the centre, but also the whole circumference which embraces both conscious and unconscious” (CW 12, para. 444). Connecting with the Self necessitates becoming aware of the deeper sense of who we are and of our connection to all of life.


    At the same time, the process of individuation, accessing and integrating the energies involved, requires that our body is able to contain, tolerate and integrate these energies without falling apart, shutting down or generating physical symptoms. This is where somatic therapies, such as Somatic Experiencing (SE) prove invaluable.




    For information about the practical aspects of therapy please see FAQ.


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Psychodynamic and Jungian Approaches