My Background as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Tyne and Wear
I have always appreciated working at the cusp of change, beginning my career, with a PhD in Geography, as a lecturer in what was then the new field of Biogeography, where Geography meets Ecology. This included many years working in Adult Education addressing the key environmental issues of the time.
Through midlife I changed direction. After qualifying as a homeopath in 1985 I rapidly discovered my training had not prepared me for the emotional and mental problems I met in my consulting room. I continued to practice homeopathy for a while but went on to train in counselling and then in psychotherapy. My working life is dedicated to exploring and writing about the ways in which homeopathy is a natural partner to psychotherapy. I no longer prescribe remedies but remain dedicated to the homeopathic approach, moving beyond the traditional homeopathic medical model that seeks primarily to remove suffering in favour of engaging in conversations in the consulting room in the endeavour to understand what our problems are really asking for through times of change in our lives.
Between 1984 and 2004 I was Director of The Lindisfarne Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, dedicated to innovative work of a high professional standard in homeopathy, counselling and psychotherapy. Individual therapy and support for professional therapists, including the New Horizons programme of Continuing Professional Development Seminars, were offered in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The spirit of that initiative lives on in my current work.
I continue to be a Registered Member of the Society of Homeopaths, having chosen to practice our art as a psychotherapist rather than offering remedies, and I abide by their Code of Ethics. I hold a certificate in Transpersonal Perspectives in Counselling and have completed a Jungian Training Analysis and attended a programme at the C G Jung Institute in Zurich. My continuing development is focussed on finding a voice of my own by way of writing, which is both informed by and informs what happens in the consulting room. My abiding interest is in the feminine principle in all of our lives and its relevance to both the process of change and the act of pilgrimage.
My charge is £70 an hour.
C G Jung