I am a registered Psychologist and Jungian Analyst with specialist training in depth psychology and Cross Cultural research and practice.

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Dr. Adrienne Margarian

Jungian Psychoanalyst & Psychologist



I am a registered Psychologist and Jungian Psychoanalyst with clinical psychotherapy training obtained at Masters Degree level. I have also completed my Ph.D. in psychoanalytic studies and have practiced as a psychotherapist for 24 years.  I am a member of both the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA) and the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP).


Areas of Interest

I provide both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and work with a diverse range of issues including relationship problems, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, recurring illnesses, gender confusion, issues pertaining to sexual orientation, grief and loss, child sexual assault and trauma. Furthermore, I am able to address entrenched patterns of behaviour, experiences of meaninglessness and emptiness, spiritual questioning, creative block, early, midlife and late adult life transition.



Cross-Cultural Psychology

I have specialist training in Cross-Cultural Psychology and have experience working with patients from diverse backgrounds. Specifically, I work with cultural displacement and adjustment problems, inter-generational issues within families from diverse backgrounds and working effectively with interpreters. Commensurate with this interest, I completed cross-cultural doctoral research in psychotherapy based in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.



Longer-Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

As a practitioner trained in Jungian analysis, I conduct an assessment to determine an appropriate individual treatment plan.  I work psychoanalytically in order to address and explore unconscious motivations that influence conscious behaviour. By examining this material in the therapeutic frame, a process occurs that allows repeat patterns of sabotaging behavior to be understood, resulting in greater personal freedom, increased self-awareness and more meaningful relationships with others. Whilst this process can take time, it is necessary given the entrenchment and repeating nature of these issues, which are difficult to address with short-term interventions. My sessions run for 50 minutes.