White swans, a photo taken when I was at Nottingham in England at a week-long workshop with Luce Irigaray, contemporary feminist philosopher

Dr Kaye Gersch PhD

psychoanalytic psychotherapist 

On this website you will find information and discussion about the body | mind | soul journey. 

In my therapy work I offer individual sessions of 50 minutes, in person or on Skype or Zoom. Mine is an eclectic approach, which has changed through many years of experience.  I have learned a lot from people like you.  Here is the link to Individual Therapy Sessions.

As both a Jungian therapist, and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist there are many insights and skills I offer you, in individual therapy and couples therapy.  Jungian dream work in the individual therapy sessions and in groups, is a long-term favourite aspect of my work. Here is the link for dream work.

For clinicians such psychologists, councillors, natural health practitioners, nurses, midwives, doctors and psychologists, I offer clinical supervision and professional mentoring, for individuals and groups. Here is the link for supervision.

I promote (both academically and as a therapist) the subjectivity and individuality of women, including myself, in a society that still marginalises women.  My therapy room is a place where women's voices are heard. At the same time, men are often uncertain how to be men in a feminist environment, and this is evident in the work I do with couples. A constant focus of couples work is around conflict; the tension of the opposites is also an essential elements of Jungian psychology. You might find value in the issues covered in couples workshops, "Love, Sex and Relationships.  Here is the ink for Love, Sex and Relationships.

I hover around the mystery of the principal of the feminine as articulated by thinkers such as Jung and Luce Irigaray, and this includes the idea of feminine divinity and of the divine feminine.  My research and thinking in this areas continues, with talks on the subject proposed at the Jung Society in Melbourne late in 2017. 

Here is the link to my PhD research on the feminine. 

Here is the link to my feminist discussion of the Fairy Tale "The Handless Maiden".

I also include recipes for whole foods, discussions about whether gluten-free or dairy-free might be helpful for your health, and instructions for making your own fermented foods such as sauerkraut | kombucha | milk kefir and water kefir. Here is the link to recipes.

The improved health of the microbiome of your gut will also translate as improved mental health. You will find other nutritional guidelines for optimising your mental health, without pharmaceutical medications. Here is the link for nutrition and mental health.

For almost 20 years I convened a monthly Cairns Jung Study Group, and topics covered the work of Jung and Marie Louise von Franz, contemporary Jungians such as Donald Kalsched, James Hollis, Robert Johnson, and other radical and visionary thinkers. 

From January 2018 this is taking a new form -  the Jung Study Group Subscription Series on line. The Jung Study Group Subscription Series on line provides a structured study course, with monthly Zoom Meetings of 90 minutes. Here is the link for the Cairns Jung Study Group.

Talks that I offer in Cairns, at other Jung Societies around Australia and overseas, cover topics such as the Dark Night of the Soul, Love Sex and Relationships, Suicide and the Soul, the Coniunctio and Individuation. Here is the link to "The Dark Night of the Soul".

My desire is to be of service, and to engage with you in subjects of depth and the process of meaning-making in your individual life.  Please let me know that you visited my page, and tell me what you enjoyed the most, and what you would most like to know.

Welcome to my website!

Dr Kaye Gersch PhD, portrait by Babette Latoy, Adelaide


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