Brenda Crowther

Jungian Analyst & Depth Psychologist

Brenda Crowther

Welcome…

A crisis is often a call to personal growth and development, which our deeper nature wants us to work with, to find a new path through life.

I live in France and no longer work in UK face to face, except occasionally from the Jung Club Library in London.  For analysis I recommend that you work with David Genty, a graduate from the Jung Institute Zürich who is based in Tunbridge.  His web site is: david@jungpraxis.co.uk   Please see page ‘Recommended Sites’ for a little more information on David.

 

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I am a graduate of the Research and Training Centre in Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Zürich, Switzerland, and also of the Guild of Analytical Psychologists in London where I am a senior analyst and training analyst.  Additionally, I am a training analyst with the C G Jung Bollingen 12 sept 2015Institute, Switzerland.  Behind me in this picture is the stone that Jung carved. It stands in his garden at Bollingen where he built his Tower, his place of retreat, on the edge of Lake Zurich.  Jung carved in Latin on the stone: “In remembrance of his seventy-fifth birthday C G Jung made and placed this here as a thanks offering in 1950.” A thankfulness, no doubt, for a life lived to the utmost, both inspiring and inspired. At Bollingen he created space to write, and absorb the quietness of nature and the movement of water that he loved. I like to think that he meditated on his dreams and that inspirations came to him here.

The Tower is a magical place and we all have a symbolic ‘Tower’ within ourselves. Here you can reflect on Bollingen 2 12 Sept 2015your experiences and dreams to deepen and widen self knowledge and find your personal connections to the world through the interesting, and sometimes marvelous, images that come from the unconscious. These point to the rhythm and inner voice you need to follow.

I can work with you analytically on the development of your personality through the dreams and issues you bring to therapy. If you want to, this can also include expression through creative work such as painting, writing and movement.

I tailor my approach to go with your individual needs and treat you as a unique and whole human being. I help you to work with old patterns of thinking and feeling which bring repeated and distressing experiences. Sharing feelings with someone outside your circle of friends and family helps you to see, and dissolve, the old life patterns that are getting in the way. I accept you as you are. This offers you emotional freedom and space to develop personal insight and understanding.

Bollingen reedsI also give private consultations and workshops on the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle book, which I have studied and used for over 40 years. Carl Jung wrote about the inherent synchronicity in the I Ching and so it is a fitting aspect of my psychological work. The images in the I Ching are taken from nature: sky and water, organic growth and heat, all symbols of the four elements of fire, air, earth and water. This picture, taken from Jung’s Tower at Bollingen, shows these as we look across Lake Zurich on a warm day and feel the air and sounds of the water and the earthy vegetation. You will find more information about this on the ‘Psychological I Ching’ page. Details of Workshops, lectures and the Dream Group are listed too.

 

Spinning-mandalaMy practice is now in France in the region of Burgundy and I work only by skype from UK at present.  Please watch this site for further details and events in UK and France as I am in the process of buying a home.  When I come to London, I work occasionally from the Jung Club Library in Chelsea.

Brenda Crowther holds the copyright for all the paintings and photographs on this web site, with the exception of the basket mandala on the ‘Jung by the Sea’ page, contributed by Emerald Turner, and the pictures of Jung’s retreat at Bollingen and the lake of Zurich taken by Elin Maanum from Norway. With thanks to both.