Working “at depth” in individual therapy sessions generally involves looking at dreams, and other manifestations of the unconscious – that is, evidence of the life we do not realise that we lead, and of the attitudes we never knew we held about the world around us. We look at dreams because they afford us a precious glimpse of this side of ourselves which we would otherwise not be able to see. Individual therapy at depth follows the principles as outlined by the work of C.G. Jung and Marie Louise von Franz. The more in-depth the work becomes, the greater the input required on your behalf. This usually means keeping a dream journal, independent reading and undertaking your own active imagination work, etc..
The work of depth psychology can be described as much like building a bridge; it is slow, but provides a vital connection to those “other” things which we often live apart from, or are in ignorance of.