Established in 2005, Jaagran is my own psychotherapy practice based on the work of Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), an eminent Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. The name Jaagran is actually an Indian (Hindi) word that means awakening, the act of waking, becoming conscious.
Jungian psychoanalysis involves working with individuals to help them address both the conscious as well as unconscious dimensions associated with the human psyche. This is called 'depth-psychology' - staying mindful of the patterns that surface, and the complexes that impede potential and affect relationships, while recognising the influence of individual history on day-to-day life. Working with the 'unconscious’ entails the interpreting of dreams, and understanding the structure and dynamics of the psyche. Jaagran is all about helping you make meaning.
Being a Developmental Psychoanalyst, I can also help you explore ‘family of origin’ dynamics i.e. your relationships and history with parents, siblings, and grandparents, which may have led to issues that affect you unconsciously and impact your life, even today. My areas of specialty are: conscious living, women's issues, gender issues, attachment (parent-child bonding), substance abuse (drugs and alcohol), and being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).
Moreover, my own background and long history as an expatriate have helped me successfully set up a transcultural psychoanalytic practice – supporting clients in understanding and recognising which aspects of their culture affect their daily life, thereby helping them go beyond our cultural differences.
Over the last few years, I've also served as Faculty at international Counselling and Psychology institutions in Singapore.