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JAKOB
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English-speaking Jungian Psychoanalyst in Berlin

Available in person and online
 
Member of IAAP / AGAP
 

How i work

I’m a Jungian psychoanalyst trained in Switzerland with a private practice in Berlin for the last eight years. My work aims to help individuals find purpose and restore meaning in their life. I am specialized in working through loss, existential crises, tauma and difficult life transitions. For this purpose, I work with dreams, active imagination, creativity and play as part of the therapeutic process. I offer counselling to individuals in English, Swedish and German. I am available to meet with clients in Berlin in person and for online counselling.

 

Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung wrote that nobody as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life is without trouble. As an English-speaking Jungian psychoanalyst in Berlin, my work is to support individuals in navigating the chaos, trouble, and suffering that everyday life entails.

Through mutual exploration, it is possible to better understand some of the underlying currents that shape our lives. Psychoanalysis views human behavior and motivations as partly driven by unconscious conflicts, complexes, and trauma, some of which are based in childhood experiences. By connecting with dreams, imagination, memory, the therapeutic process can help healing take place.

Symptoms such as panic attacks, anxiety, compulsions, and psychosomatic problems are, from a psychoanalytic lens, not always something that should be simply removed through treatment. Rather, they can also be understood as signs with a certain message; signs which call for a change in how to live one's life.

 

 

I offer Jungian Psychoanalysis and Counseling in English, German and Swedish at Mittelweg 50 in Neukölln, Berlin. I am licensed as Heilpraktiker for psychotherapy in Germany. I don't work with public insurances (such as TK).  I am available to meet with clients in Berlin in person and for online counselling through the secure platform, It's Complicated.

Experience 

Jungian Psychoanalyst in private practice, Berlin
2013 - Today

Heilpraktiker for Psychotherapy, Berlin

2018

Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the ISAP, Zürich Switzerland

2011 - 2016

Analyst & Counsellor at IMD, MBA Program Lausanne, Switzerland

2015

Clinical internships
Schlosspark Klinik Charlottenburg, Berlin, William Slater Outpatient Clinic, Cape Town

2012 - 2015

 

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Practice

 
 

Jungian Psychology

The Jungian approach to psychoanalysis is a creative one in which the search for meaning and purpose is central. While many modern psychologies merely see psychological suffering and its related symptoms as something best cured with short-term therapy and/or anti-depressive medication, the Jungian approach views problems also a possibility for personal renewal and a positive change in life through the deepening of the life experience.

In Jungian psychology, the emphasis is put on empathy and the inter-subjective relationship between the patient and therapist. Jungian psychoanalysis is an explorative and collaborative process where the therapist and client together seek to identify the underlying causes of suffering and personal conflicts. It seeks the root cause and meaning behind the symptoms in order to establish a new path in life that enables development and healing.

A Jungian analysis often involves meeting one to two 50-minute hours per week. This will be adjusted to your current life situation. I meet with clients in Berlin in person or online. 

 

Lecturing & Articles

I regularly lecture and teach at Jungian and psychoanalytic institutes across Europe. I offer lectures and introductory classes for both laymen and clinicians. Some of the topics are: 

  • The fundamentals of Jungian psychology

  • Jungian psychotherapy in the clinical setting

  • Brandpsycho - Jungian psychology in the marketplace

  • Jung's reformation of Christianity

Below are links to some of my published podcasts, articles, and books. 

Psychology & The Cross

In the podcast Psychology & The Cross, I explore the fundamentals of Jungian psychoanalysis through interviews with scholars in the field of Analytical Psychology.

The Therapeutic value of Dreams 

Interviewed in Onieric Space and published by O32C about the therapeutic value of dreams.

Brandpsycho - Four Essays on de:branding

Collection of essays published by The Zurich Lab. Available through Amazon as Paperback and for Kindle.

Did you bite the Magic Apple? 

An in-depth psychological analysis of the brand Apple.inc. Published by The Jung Journal in San Francisco. Text version


Our modern Market in search of Soul

How modern man’s search for meaning and soul turned into a search for peak experiences and pseudo- substitutes offered by the marketplace. Text or PDF 


The Myth of Starbucks

An ethnological and psychoanalytical experiment in spending two months at various Starbucks Coffee spots around Europe, trying to understand their symbolic meaning in our culture today. Text or PDF 

Brand Neurosis

How psychoanalytical insights work as the underpinning psychological engine in transforming products to symbols – needs to desires and people to consumers. 

Text or PDF
 

 

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