Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Getting To Know The Psychotherapist Stuart MacFarlane

Stuart MacFarlane is a psychotherapist based in London, England and has over 30 years of experience in the field of psychology. His mental health services includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief counseling, relationship counseling, bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug addiction and others. With that said, he has help hundreds, if not thousands, of patients overcome their psychological dilemmas through psychotherapy and Jungian analysis..

The Beginning
MacFarlane is originally from Sydney, Australia and left in the early 1970s to head off to school at Yoga-Vedanta Forest University in Rishikesh, India where he studied philosophy and Advaita Vedanta. After he completed his studies, MacFarlane returned to Australia where he was inspired to train as a bereavement counselor and psychotherapist. In 1984, his private practice opened and he began accepting patients through referrals. During this time, MacFarlane started to professionally train with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D, and quickly became the head of her organization in Australia.

While working with Kubler-Ross, MacFarlane met a renowned Jungian Analyst by the name of Gregg M. Furth who significantly impacted his career. MacFarlane undertook work with Furth by organizing workshops throughout New Zealand and Australia. This ultimately lead MacFarlane to London where he began studying Jungian Analytical Psychology at the Guild of Analytical Psychology (GAP).

Jungian analysis was a concept researched by Carl Jung that has a theory based on balance through harmonizing the unconscious mind and the conscious mind. It is a branch of psychology that focuses on open dialog between the psychotherapist and the patient, with particular emphasis on dream analysis. At any rate, as soon as MacFarlane graduated from GAP, he opened another private practice in London. While he spent time treating patients, he also held training sessions for psychotherapy students and would facilitate many workshops. Currently, the psychotherapist Stuart MacFarlane continues to study new developments in psychology and still resides in London.