why become a psychotherapist? (part II)

why become a psychotherapist? (part II) We asked bpf members what motivated them to enter the field of psychotherapy - here are more of their responses.  Drawn to working with people I began my career as an activist and community development worker facilitating change in the external world. Achieving this kind of personal empowerment and autonomy was valuable and certainly the social...

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why become a psychotherapist? (part I)

why become a psychotherapist? (part I) What motivates someone to become a psychotherapist? What makes them embark on this long and often demanding journey? There seems to be no single reason why one might choose a career in psychotherapy. We asked bpf members; the response was overwhelming. Below are some deeply personal notes on what made our psychotherapists pursue this career and what keeps...

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some jungian terms explained

some jungian terms explained the selfJust as a circle can be described in terms of its circumference or of its centre, so Jung describes the Self in complimentary ways, As the totality of our psycho-­‐physical being, with all our conscious and unconscious processes and potentials; As the deep centre of the psyche that ‘wills’ us to individuate to our maximum potential.The drive from the Self is...

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