Welcome to Jean Pearson Psychotherapy

Does life feel like its getting on top of you? Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?... to explore your thoughts and feelings... to get back on the front foot again.

My name is Jean Pearson and I have been a practising psychotherapist and counsellor in Ealing (Hanwell), West London for the past 40 years. I am committed to providing psychotherapy and counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I work with individual adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

What is psychotherapy?

It is a form of help that aims at discovering what conflicts lie buried in the unconscious mind that are causing us to keep repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour in the present. By definition, what is unconscious is unknown to us, so how do we access it? We use two main techniques - free association and dream analysis.


The first consists of talking off the top of your head, no matter how irrelevant, nasty or silly it might seem. From this a theme gradually develops which the therapist will reflect back to you. With the second we encourage you to keep a dream diary, noting down first thing on waking what dreams can be recalled and any thoughts/feelings that occur to you.

Freud called dreams the "royal road" to the unconscious. In my experience dreams are a direct message from the unconscious mind in symbolic form, which with the help of a therapist can be interpreted and made clear.

What conditions can it help?

Nearly all emotional distress can be helped, such as stress, low self-esteem, depression, bereavement, failing relationships, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosomatic disorders, 2nd generation holocaust survivors, survivors of sexual/ physical abuse, facing one's own mortality and many more.

What benefits can be expected?

You will probably feel lighter in mood after a few weeks of therapy because of the beneficial effect of having someone to listen to you in a non-judgemental way. As the therapy progresses it will go deeper into your unconscious mind and bring to light hidden conflicts which are affecting your quality of life. As the work continues the understandings gained will become consolidated and the effects will broaden out into your everyday life and relationships with others.

I am experienced in helping clients who are having difficulties with:


Panic Attacks



2nd generation holocaust survivors

Low self-esteem

Eating disorders

Survivors of sexual/physical abuse





Loss of meaning in life

Failing relationships

Psychosomatic disorders

Survivors of sexual/physical abuse

Who am I?

I am a senior member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and am also a member of the International Association of Jungian Analysts. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and have been in private practice in Hanwell for 30 years as well as working in the public sector for 9 years directing a free psychotherapy clinic.

My training

My training is in longer term Jungian psychotherapy / analysis (analytical psychology) and I am also trained in short-term therapy, as well as family therapy.

My publications

"The Environment: Our Mother Earth" in "Jungian Thought & the Modern World", edited by Christopher & Solomon, Free Association Books, London, 2000.

"Some Thoughts on Supervision" in "Contemporary Jungian Clinical Practice", edited by Christopher & Solomon, Karnac Books, London, 2003.

My location

My practice is based near Ealing (Hanwell W7), within easy reach of Ealing Broadway, South Ealing, West Ealing, White City, Brentford, Greenford, Hayes (Middx), Southall, Uxbridge, Harrow, Paddington and Ruislip in West London.

I am easily reached by car being situated between the A40/M40 and M4 and street parking is available. The Elizabethan Line calls at Hanwell Station - only 4 minutes walk to my house. I am also near the Underground via the Piccadilly, District and Central lines.

Thought for the New Year:

“That for which we long cannot be found by seeking, and yet only seekers find it.”

— Bayazid Bastami

Frequently asked questions

What is Jungian Psychotherapy/Analysis?

This is a form of therapy originally developed by Carl Jung, one of Freud's colleagues. It aims to encourage a creative encounter with your inner world helping to identify where emotional problems are occurring which are affecting the quality of your daily life. Learning to identify the deeper causes of these conflicts can help prevent repeating patterns of maladaptive behaviour.

Ultimately though, Jungians are concerned with the whole person and seek to encourage the growth of elements of the psyche that have as yet remained undeveloped. Dream analysis plays an important part in the process , but an absence of dreams may not necessarily be an impediment to starting therapy. Jungian therapy may be of interest particularly to people working in the arts.

What to expect

Our first meeting will be a consultation lasting up to 90 minutes and the fee is £90.

During the consultation we will discuss the problems that bring you here and what you are hoping to achieve through therapy. We will explore your life history and what has contributed to the issues that are troubling you now.

Then if you wish to start therapy with me I will arrange a regular time(s) to see you each week. Ideally I like to see you more than once-weekly, where time and money permit.

Weekly fees are negotiable depending on income and are payable at the end of each month.

How long will therapy take?

The answer is it's as long as a piece of string. However, where there has been much childhood damage, it will take some time, depending on the defences which have been set up during your lifetime to protect you from psychic pain. On the other hand, some people can benefit from brief therapy for a specific issue, say 6 - 12 sessions. A few people find the initial consultation can be sufficient to set them going again.

Get in touch

I work from Mondays to Thursdays from 10:00am - 8:00pm. Consultations can also be arranged for a Friday, Saturday or some other time of mutual convenience.

Please telephone me on 020 8567 7411 or leave a message on my answerphone. You can also email jzpearson@btinternet.com and I will contact you at a time convenient to you.

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