Sally McLaren - Jungian Analytic Psychotherapist

Sally McLaren - Jungian Analytic Psychotherapist

West Sussex

01403 211463

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West Sussex

01403 211463

About me

I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (BPC registered) and a Jungian analyst in training.

My consulting room is in Horsham in a quiet location on the edge of St Leonard's Forest.

I provide a secure and confidential setting in which to talk about whatever issues may be troubling you – whether that is anxiety, depression, repeating  patterns of behaviour, problems in relationships, loss, long term emotional difficulties, or a lack of fulfilment or sense of meaning in life.

I recognise that the difficulties which bring people into therapy are often the tip of the iceberg with deeper underlying causes requiring exploration and understanding in the context of a secure and confidential therapeutic relationship.

I have a particular and longstanding interest in the work and ideas of Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung. Jung's unique contribution and way of working could perhaps be summed up by saying that he had a profound respect for the individual and the wisdom buried in the individual's own psyche. He saw it as the therapist's role to help the person towards deeper self awareness and living a more authentic life. He thought that the difficulties which bring people into therapy were often due to conflicts between different parts of the individual's personality and that whilst these difficulties could be extremely painful and challenging, they could also be creative and lead to personal growth and development.

I have been working privately for over twenty years in Horsham; I have a well established practice with people coming to see me from all parts of the Sussex/Surrey region. During that time I have worked with individuals at different stages of life, from very diverse backgrounds and seeking help with a wide variety of difficulties.

I also worked in an honorary capacity in NHS Secondary Care for several years, including a period in the NHS Psychotherapy Department in Brighton offering analytic psychotherapy to individuals struggling with more complex mental health issues.

Starting Therapy

Taking the first step can be daunting. You are most welcome to telephone me or send an e-mail with your questions before we decide a time to meet.

The initial consultation takes place over two separate sessions and my fee for this is £60 per session. These sessions take place in the same week or consecutive weeks. This is an opportunity to explore the difficulties and to think about what may best facilitate change and growth before agreeing to embark on the process of therapy.

The therapeutic process requires continuity in order to be effective. It therefore involves a commitment to a minimum of once weekly sessions and we would agree a regular time to meet on the same day each week. Sessions are fifty minutes long. This time is kept for you and I do therefore charge for all sessions that you miss or cancel, whatever the reason.

I offer sessions at a frequency of once to five times weekly. More frequent sessions can provide greater continuity and containment (the sense of being safely held so that deeper parts of oneself can be explored). This offers the potential for deep rooted and lasting change for individuals willing to engage in longer term therapy.

I also offer long term Jungian analysis with sessions at a frequency of three to five times weekly.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training

Candidate with the Association of Jungian Analysts

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (WPF Therapy)

Certificate in Infant Observation (British Jungian Analytic Association)

Foundation Course in Group Analysis (Institute of Group Analysis London)

Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (University of Sussex)

Registered Member BPC: British Psychoanalytic Council

Member FPC: Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling

Registered and Accredited Member BACP: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Candidate with the Association of Jungian Analysts - I am currently undertaking a post qualification training in Jungian analysis for experienced psychotherapists with the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA) in London. Successful completion of this programme leads to membership of AJA and the International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP).

Certificate in Infant Observation BJAA: British Jungian Analytic Association - I wrote a paper on my experiences during this two year observation, 'Birds, Beasts and Babies - Notes from an Infant Observation'. My paper was awarded the Rozsika Parker prize and was published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy in November 2014.

Please visit my website at for more information about me and my practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal growth and development
Feelings of sadness, emptiness or loneliness
Lack of meaning or purpose
Mental Health Issues


£60 per session.

Supervision £50

I review my fees annually.

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

Further information

Please visit my website at for more information about me and the way I work. (Click on link at top of page).

Maps & Directions

Horsham, RH13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime; evening; early morning. Weekdays only.

Types of client


Supervision & training

Jungian/analytic supervision.

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