Jungian Analyst ANZSJA, IAAP
Registered Psychotherapist PBANZ, MNZAP
Welcome to my website.
I am available for consultation in Auckland, and by Skype for those who live
outside the Auckland region.
I offer counselling, psychotherapy and Jungian analysis to clients 18 years
and over. Sessions are generally scheduled on a regular weekly basis.
In my analytic psychotherapy practice I work predominantly from a Jungian
perspective which places high value on the role of the symbol, myth, image,
dreams and other creative products of the unconscious. My areas of special
interest include individual archetypal patterning; major life transitions (Early
Adult transition, Midlife transition, Late Adult transition) and the transitional
experience of the liminal zone; the Individuation process; dream work; early
life trauma and developmental arrest; anxiety and depression; loss and grief;
Astrological consultations are available for those seeking to understand
their individual archetypal patterning and constitutional characteristics, and
their experience of life - its cycles, its ups and downs, the crises and the
breakthroughs, the periods of major change and transformation. An archetypal
perspective serves as a particularly useful referential guide during the major
transitional passages experienced by each of us over the course of the life
cycle. These passages, while essentially purposive and developmentally
significant, can be experienced as disorienting, confusing, and even traumatic,
unless we have ways to makemeaningful sense of what is occurring at personal
and transpersonal levels of experience.
From an archetypal cycles' perspective, the human life-cycle unfolds through a
series of stages in much the same way as the annual seasonal cycle. Each of
the four 'seasons' or stages of life – pre-adulthood, early adulthood, midlife, and
late adulthood - has its own evolutionary emphasis and each is 'bridged' by a
period of transition which extends over several years, a 'betwixt and between'
phase characterized by change and reorganisation. In this liminal zone of
'seasonal change' we can expect to find ourselves less secured or constrained
by our former realities and sense of identity, with the freedom, and the necessity,
to heed he dictates of our own individual but archetypally informed evolutionary
process. At each of these major thresholds - early adult transition (17 – 23 years),
midlife transition (36 - 45 years) and late adult transition (59 - 65 years) - we are
challenged to undergoa symbolic death and transformation, prompted yet again
to depart the enclosure of life's harbours and to embark on a journey into the
unknown to rediscover ourselves anew.
- Jungian Analysis
- Astrology: counselling and consultation
Skype consultations: rachael.feather54
Consulting rooms: Kingsland, Auckland
Analytical Psychology & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy:
Dr Dale Dodd - Jungian Training Analyst,
Australian & New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts CG Jung Institute,
'Analysis began nearly a century ago with Freud´s Psychoanalyse in Vienna and
Jung's Analytische Psychologie in Zurich. Contemporary schools of psychoanalysis
and psychotherapy have evolved from their early collaboration with Freudian,
Jungian, Kleinian, Kohutian and Lacanian clinicians now represented within New
Zealand. As an intensive psychotherapy, psychoanalysis involves a commitment
to the exploration of the depths and subtleties of the psyche.
Analytic sessions are often more frequent and over a longer period of time than is
generally the case in psychotherapyor counselling. The fundamental goal of
analysis is the freeing of the psyche to express itself creatively and meaningfully.
Analysis involves a thorough revisiting of early childhood and subsequent
developmental issues. The analysis of dreams and other symbolic expressions
of the unconscious, together with exploration of the transference relationship
between the analysand and the analyst, assist the analysand to resolve problems
that re-emerge. Analysts have undertaken years of post-professional training
including extensive personal analysis in preparation for their analysis of others.
Qualified analysts are members of international associations with defined codes
of professional practice.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapists also make use of psychoanalytic theory and
practice and have had personal experience of analysis and supervision by an
analyst as part of their training'.
'Whatever is born or done in this moment of time has the quality of this moment in time'
An Introduction to Archetypal Astrological Analysis
Richard Tarnas, Ph.D.
'A birth chart or natal chart is a portrait of the heavens at the moment of one’s
birth. The Sun, Moon, and planets are positioned around the chart to reflect
their positionsaround the Earth when one was born. For example, where the
symbol for the Sun is located in the chart reflects the time of day one was born:
thus if one was born at noon, the Sun would be at the top of the chart (called the
Midheaven), while if one was born at dawn the Sun would be shown rising on the
left side of the chart near the eastern horizon (the Ascendant).
The main difference between the natal chart and the astronomical reality it portrays
is that the natal chart has two dimensions rather than three, and it does not reflect
the varying distances of the planets from the Earth. What the birth chart does
convey is the exact pattern of angular relationships existing between the planets
and the Earth at the time and place of one’s birth. The basic principle of astrology
is that the planets have a fundamental, cosmically based connection to specific
archetypal forces or principles which influence human existence, and that the
patterns formed by the planets in the heavens bear a meaningful correspondence
to the patterns of human affairs on the Earth. In terms of individuals, the positions
of the planets at the time and place of a person's birth are regarded as
corresponding to the basic archetypal patterns of that person's life and character.
Astrology makes possible a further understanding of one's life-- its cycles, its ups
and downs, the crises and the breakthroughs, the periods of major change and
transformation--through the study of transits. Transits occur when theplanets
currently in the sky form certain geometrical patterns with respect to the planetary
positions at one's birth.
The nature of those patterns appears to correlate in a strikingly consistent way
with the archetypal character of the experiences one tends to have at that time.'
'Astrology, like the collective unconscious with which psychology is concerned, consists of symbolic configurations:
the'planets' are the gods, symbols of the powers of the unconscious'.2
1. C.G. Jung (1930) InMemory of Richard Wilhelm, memorial address delivered in Munich, 10 May 1930. Included in
Jung's Foreward and Commentary in Wilhelms' The Secret of the Golden Flower, from 1957 onwards.
2. C.G.Jung (1954),Letters (London: RKP), letter to Andre Barbault, 26 May 1954, p. 175-177.