Message from the Chair

Dr Arthur Niesser
Chair of AJA

Welcome to AJA's website

Welcome to the website of the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA).

We are one of the five London-based Jungian training organisations recognised by the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). Only members of the IAAP may rightfully refer to themselves as Jungian Analysts.

In 2017, we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our founding. AJA’s outlook and current training encompass all aspects of Jungian and post-Jungian thinking. We give attention to transference and counter-transference, archetypal theory, dreams and symbols, as well as the findings of developmental observations and neuroscience. Our training is wide-ranging and clinically thorough.

Our members represent a broad spectrum of approaches to Jungian thought and their creative contributions reflect the inclusive nature of our Association. We would value more involvement from members of ethnic and cultural minorities. We strive to be welcoming, friendly and cooperative.

Many of our members have published books and present papers at international conferences. We meet regularly for discussion and professional development. Presentations are open to the public on a regular basis - please see the ‘Events’ page of our website.

AJA members are available as supervisors and mentors. As AJA is a charity, there is opportunity for patients on low income to receive analysis at a reduced rate.

While individual unconscious processes and the understanding of manifestations of the unconscious are at the heart of our work, AJA analysts are also involved in politics, human rights and environmental concerns.

We value our good relationship with other Jungian groups in London. AJA is a member of both the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). AJA members are entitled to register with either or both regulatory bodies.

I would invite you to explore our website and to learn more about us. We would be happy to answer your questions and to meet you in person if the opportunity arises.

With best wishes,

Dr Arthur Niesser
Chair of AJA