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Sally McLaren

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Horsham RH13 6PZ, United Kingdom 01403 211463
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About my practice

I am a qualified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (BPC registered) and I am now in the final stages of training as a Jungian analyst with AJA. I have a longstanding interest in the work and ideas of Carl Jung. Indeed it was always my intention from the beginning, some twenty five years ago, to qualify as a Jungian analyst and this will be the achievement of that goal.

I have wide experience over more than twenty years both in private practice and, in an honorary capacity, in NHS secondary care. I offer psychotherapy, analysis and supervision from my consulting room in Horsham, West Sussex.  

I also offer a one year Jungian supervision group which takes place weekly, term time only, from September until July. This is an opportunity for therapists and counsellors from different backgrounds to view their work through a Jungian lens and an opportunity for extra supervision at low cost. 

My ability to work effectively has been enhanced by the completion of a two year Infant Observation course in 2012 with the Jungian Section (BJAA) of the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). I observed a baby in his home each week from birth to two years in order to build up a picture of his developing inner world and relationships. My paper ‘Birds, Beasts and Babies – Notes from an Infant Observation’ was awarded the Roszika Parker prize 2013 by the British Journal of Psychotherapy and it was published in the Journal in November 2014. I am interested in the role of imaginal processes in those very early experiences before language is available, and the implications of this for later life and in the consulting room. I am also interested in the impact upon the observer of the very intense experience of being immersed in the developing world of the infant regularly over a period of time without verbal interaction. Indeed, the majority of observers would attest to the lasting impact of this experience. 

I am currently in the process of becoming an infant observation seminar leader myself, in consultation with a senior Jungian analyst and experienced infant observation leader at the BPF, and plan to  be offering a two year course in Horsham towards the end of 2020. 

Please see my website for more information about me and my practice.  


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