Joy Schaverien PhD is a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist and supervisor with a private practice in Rutland in the East Midlands, UK. Joy writes and lectures extensively on a varied group of topics including psychoanalysis, gender in psychotherapy, art and psychoanalysis and the psychological effects of boarding school. Boarding School Syndrome describes common symptoms suffered by those affected by early boarding. Originator of the term her new book is to be published by Routledge in June 2015. Based on extensive research with ex-boarders, in psychotherapy and in semi-structured interviews, it depicts the enduring psychological effects of this trauma.
Joy Schaverien, Jungian analyst, Boarding School Syndrome, Boarding, School, Syndrome, Psychotherapist, supervisor, Private, Practice, Private Practice, Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Author, gender in psychotherapy, consultations, East Midlands
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Psychotherapy and Analysis

What is psychotherapy – Jungian analysis?


Jungian analysis and psychotherapy can be helpful for a range of psychological distress.

It can be helpful to talk things through with a professional and to reflect on the current situation.   An analytic approach offers an opportunity to review the present in depth and the light of past history. Attention to dreams may amplify a situation leading to greater insight links and associations.


An initial consultation in a totally confidential setting lasts for approximately one hour and may be followed by additional exploratory meetings.

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Supervision is offered to qualified and experienced practitioners as well as those in training.  


I enjoy offering supervision to colleagues. These include Jungian analysts, psychotherapists, counsellors, arts psychotherapists and other health professionals seeking a space to reflect on their clinical or managerial work.  This may take place individually or in small groups.


Specialist supervision is offered for professionals working with ex-boarder clients.

Individual supervision can be conducted via Zoom.
Group supervision is also offered by arrangement

Joy Schaverien is currently working on zoom due to the Covid 19 pandemic.   

Group supervision is also offered by arrangement

Consultancy and Supervision to Groups and Organisations


Supervision for professional groups and organisations is offered on an individual Consultancy basis.

Consultancy for organisations is arranged according to the needs of the organisation.

Joy’s Inaugural Lecture the Northern Programme for Art Psychotherapy Leeds Metropolitan University and Sheffield NHS Trust.

Today I offer a form of art psychotherapy which is integrated in my analytical approach.  Some people find it helpful to draw or paint as part of their analysis.  By doodling or drawing sometimes imagery emerges that can help in elucidating a psychological situation for which there are no words.  Like dreams, pictures may form an aspect of their analysis. They are different from dreams because they have a continued existence in time and space.


Analytical Art Psychotherapy is a term first used in The Revealing Image which was published by Tavistock/Routledge in 1991. This book is now published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.  It describes a form of art therapy which is based on an analytical approach. 


Quotes of central themes from The Revealing Image:

Analytical Art Psychotherapy was a new term introduced because ‘neither art therapy nor art psychotherapy satisfactorily expresses the full import of the pictured image as an object of transference itself, within the transference and countertransference dynamic’ (1991:6)


The Scapegoat Transference: The picture in analytical art Psychotherapy, as a result of a transference of attributes and states, may become a scapegoat within the therapeutic relationship’. (1991:30)

The Diagrammatic Image
is an image that is often rudimentary or linear and is made to the tell something to the therapist.  Although it may be very important in the sense of revealing previously unspoken about memories and bringing them into the interaction the picture itself changes nothing in the psyche of the artist.

The Embodied Image
is one that is formative in a psychological sense.  In its making it changes something in the psyche of the artist.  It articulates states for which there are no words.  Therefore words cannot substitute such an image.


Spectral Houses: the Analyst’s Drawings: Postscript to The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy

This article is from the tenth anniversary edition of the journal Art Therapy On Line  (ATOL) and it is a postscript to the new edition of the book The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy.  It is illustrated with pictures made by the therapist. To read this article follow this link.

Registered with the following professional bodies:


The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Professional affiliation


The Society of Analytical Psychology London (SAP) (Training Analyst)
The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP)