Cecile Buckenmeyer, Jungian Psychotherapist, UKCP reg.
I am a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Lancaster.
I work with clients experiencing the inevitable human suffering caused by bereavement, illness, destructive relationships, work-related stress and life changes; and with clients who choose to engage with the unconscious and address existential issues.
I anchor my practice in my own inner work and life experience – having worked in business, lived in different countries and generally tried to understand what it is to ‘be myself’. I believe that therapy is a mutual process where together with clients, we look for a way out of the storms, the darkness and the sticky patches that would otherwise prevent us from experiencing life fully.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. I am a member of the IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology), an Associate Member of IGAP (Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists) and a full clinical member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
I also have an MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development offered jointly by Birkbeck College, University of London and the British Association of Psychotherapists, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology.
I speak French, English and Japanese and regularly work in these languages.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Jungian analysis is the form of psychotherapy developed by Carl Gustav Jung.
C.G. Jung is well known for his ideas about the psychological meaning of dreams, about personality types (which inspired the Myers-Briggs Personality Type) and about the collective unconscious.
The psyche works as a whole; what is missing in our conscious life is often activated in our unconscious. As Jungian analysts, we listen to the symbolic language of the unconscious, expressed in dreams, images and emotions. And we then work with clients to reconcile their conscious attitude with the demands of their unconscious, and of their whole personality.
'One has to abandon the widespread prejudice that the psyche is identical with consciousness.'
CG Jung, Collected Works Vol. 14
I charge £50 per hour for individual psychotherapy. A reduced rate may be available to people on low income. I charge for the first meeting only if we agree to work together.
The format and cost of your therapy is discussed during our first appointment.
Payment is expected at the end of each calendar month.
My practice is on Castle Hill in Lancaster, a few minutes walk from Lancaster train station. It is conveniently located for clients coming from Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and Yorkshire.
If you come by car, there is plenty of car parking space in the area.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French, Japanese|
Types of client