Andrew Fellows PhD
I am British, was born in 1955 and grew up in London, and am married to a Japanese Jungian Analyst with whom I share my practice. I have one daughter, born in 1989, from my previous marriage in Scotland.
My eight years of full-time Jungian training included hundreds of hours of personal analysis to cultivate a healthy and active relationship with my own unconscious. It also included three months of clinical internship in England where I helped both in- and out-patients with diverse psychological disorders under the supervision of two consultant psychiatrists. This experience has familiarised me with diagnostic principles and equipped me to work alongside psychotherapists or psychiatrists if necessary.
I have taught regularly at ISAPZURICH, often about a Jungian understanding of the Zeitgeist, and lectured in Europe, Japan and America. Like most Zürich-trained Jungian Analysts, my academic background is outside medicine or psychology. I hold a Doctorate in Applied Physics from Durham University, and previously enjoyed two decades of international professional engagement with renewable energy, sustainable development and environmental policy. My book Gaia, Psyche and Deep Ecology: Navigating Climate Change in the Anthropocene, for which I have created a companion website, will be published by Routledge in 2018.
I have consistently found dream interpretation to be of great therapeutic value. Likewise the I Ching, which I continue to study and use, offers another way to see the underlying forces at work in your situation, and formulating the question carefully is in itself helpful.
I am particularly concerned with the mid-life transition, which can be a period of painful upheaval and uncertainty, but also a great opportunity given the right attitude.
I am also interested in Jung's typology, which has helped me to understand myself, and am a certified Gifts Compass advisor (I also edited the accompanying book).
The IAAP is the global organisation, founded in 1955, for over 3,000 Jungian Analysts. My lecture Gaia and Psyche: Anima Mundi for the 21st Century at its 20th International Congress in Kyoto in 2016 has led to lectures in the UK and Estonia (keynote) in 2017.
I joined AGAP upon graduating as it is closely connected with both institutions where I trained in Zürich. It is a founding member of the IAAP, currently has over 600 members from 14 countries, and organises its own conferences and events.
I have been a Graduate Analyst and a regular presenter at ISAPZURICH, and served on its Program Committee for two years. My lecture Letting go of Success, delivered at its 2014 Jungian Odyssey, was published by Spring Journal Books in 2015.
I am proud to be an active member, and to serve on the Bibliothekskommission, of this illustrious institution, which was established by Jung himself in 1916, because I feel it is the heart and soul of classical Jungian psychology. The Club is predominantly German-speaking.
I am a member of the SMMR to bridge my past and present careers in science and psychology. As Gregory Bateson put it: "The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."