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Patrick Burnett

Patrick BurnettI see Jungian psychotherapy as a place where people have the opportunity to deeply explore their own mind and motivations in a setting that is supportive, empathic and completely non-judgmental. I believe that the human mind is able to heal itself and bring itself back into balance given the right circumstances.

This approach allows my clients to organically move to the areas that they need to in order to move forward in their lives. I encourage people to bring the everyday events of their life to our sessions. Then, in session, to just relax and let their mind and emotions fluidly “choose” what they “need” to talk about without too much “thinking about” what “should” be talked about.

Over a period of time, the ritual and routine of our work and the thinking and feeling about it in between sessions, leads to a deeply reflective process being activated. The process often seems to take on “a life of its own”. Together we explore dreams, fantasy life, internal thinking processes and conversations, internal reactions to everyday and past events and, importantly, past and present relationships. I also work with the body by asking about the bodily reactions to the things that we talk about during our sessions. We also explore the relationship to me as the therapist as this can often repeat some of the relational patterns that have been set up over a lifetime.

Gradually and patiently, we tease out the meaning and understanding of the internal processes, patterns and external outlook to life’s events. As you can imagine, this is not a short term process. How long the work takes depends on the individual.

The C.G. Jung Institute Zurich Switzerland

I have been working as an Jungian Analyst for fifteen years. My training took place at The C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich, Switzerland. Now, as a senior Jungian analyst within the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts and as a Training Analyst with the C.G. Jung Institute of ANZSJA, I am engaged in selecting, training, examining and supervising trainee Jungian Analysts. My practice also involves supervising psychologists and psychotherapists in their psychotherapeutic work.

Psychotherapy diploma



Master of Education Honours in Pastoral Guidance
Diploma of Analytical Psychology (Zürich, Switzerland) – post-Master entry requirement.

A Swiss “diplom” can be compared to that of a master's degree
in Australia but the required studies make it a combination of a
bachelor's and master's degree (see Wikipedia). It is not to be
confused with a diploma in the Australian usage.

Professional Affiliations and AssociatioNS


ANZSJA                                                    IAAP                                              

Positions Held

Previous President C.G. Jung Society of Sydney
Previous Vice-President ANZSJA

Contact Details:

Email: patrick@northcoastpsychotherapy.com.au

Bangalow Practice:
26 Byron Street
Bangalow NSW 2479

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Bangalow Village NSW
The Village of Bangalow - the site of Patrick’s Practice


Bangalow is just off the highway 5 minutes south of Byron Bay. I see people from all over the Byron Bay region including: Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Brunswick Heads, Murwillumbah, Ballina and Lismore. As Bangalow is on the freeway to Brisbane, I also have clients who travel from Brisbane, The Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and the Tweed Coast.

Some of my clients live too far away to attend face to face sessions. In these instances, we use Skype for our sessions. If possible, some face to face sessions are incorporated into this system of therapy.