A medical, drug-oriented model of human psychology has many problems and one of the most important is the topic of agency. "Solving" a problem without insight and understanding is, psychologically,  not really a solution. The modern model of taking a pill to remove pain does not apply to psychology at all and is a fundamentally mistaken approach, rooted in an extremely unsophisticated philosophical understanding of the nature of what is considered "psychological".

Often what we term "mental illness" is an attempt to adapt to a difficult situation or event which is connected to complex facets of our history, character and environment and has to be approached as such. I therefore aim to look at anxiety and depression as often failed and outdated solutions which need to be unpacked and examined rather than blocked or avoided.

Anxiety and depression are all too common, understandable responses to some of the difficulties of modern life and it is usually worthwhile to investigate them so that they do not become habits from which it is hard to escape. This is particularly important in relationships where habits and patterns of behaviour often determine the tone and course of the relationship.

I am happy to provide open advice to anyone investigating psychotherapy or psychoanalysis as many people have questions about the process, structure or contents of such work before they decide to take part in it.

A graduate and past Vice-President of the C.G. Jung Institute in Küsnacht, I hold practice licenses for Canton Zürich and Canton Schaffhausen and am registered to work through Swiss Health Insurance. I have practices in both central Zürich and Schaffhausen.

· Practice  ·

 

Address · Sonneggsteig 7, 8006 Zürich

Email · kime@pkime.ch

Tel · 044 586 3392

By telephone, please leave a message and I will usually reply the same day.

· Directions to Zürich Practice ·

 

Take tram 7 to stop "Sonneggstrasse" (two stops North of Central). Go left across the bottom of the road and you will see steps going up to the right, near to a small, modern bronze drinking fountain. Go up the steps almost to the top. To the left side, there is an iron gate. The door to the practise is red with iron decorations and the bell is on the left of the door.

 

If coming by car, there are "blue zone" parking spaces and also 2 hour meters all long Turnerstrasse and the surrounding area at the top of the steps.


The above interview is also now available in the book "Breakfast in Küsnacht: Conversations on C.G. Jung and Beyond"

First reading of the draft paper "Consciousness, Reflexivity and Evolution" from the ISPDI Conference November 2021