Winner of the Henley Business School 'Coaching Book of the Year' 2023 Award!

In an increasingly superficial and disconnected world, Jungian psychology offers a more soulful alternative. It provides a frame within which we can more easily notice and understand the voice of the unconscious and its implications, allowing us to build deeper relationships and lead more meaningful lives.

In this book, Laurence Barrett explores the fundamental principles and structures of Jung's model of the mind and considers ways in which these may be applied and extended to a modern coaching and consulting practice. It offers a deep but accessible insight to Jungian theory, supported by a wealth of source materials and rich examples from the author's own work and experience.

A Jungian Approach to Coaching will help experienced coaches to better support individuals, groups, and organizations, in a rediscovery of their humanity and their potential. It will help turn leaders into people.

chapter |6 pages

Why Jung Matters

section 1|79 pages


chapter 1|12 pages

Understanding the Mind

A Jungian Model of the Psyche

chapter 2|13 pages

Approaching the Deep Unconscious

The Language of Symbol

chapter 3|12 pages

Facing Life and Midlife

Individuation and the Emergence of the Self

chapter 4|12 pages

Spinning Tales and Making Meaning

The Importance of Narrative in Human Development

chapter 5|13 pages

Dealing with the Dark

The Importance of the Shadow in Development Work

chapter 6|15 pages

Considering Gender

The Other as the Archetype of Soul

section 2|77 pages


chapter 7|13 pages

Finding Ourselves in Others

The Transference and its Importance for Coaching

chapter 8|12 pages

Working with Groups

The Developmental Paradox of Group Coaching

chapter 9|14 pages

Creating the Spaces to Change

Liminality and Developmental Work

chapter 10|13 pages

Exploring the Cultural Complex

Change in Organisations and Societies

chapter 11|11 pages

Building Therapeutic Organisations

A Reverie at Scale

chapter 12|12 pages

Towards a Therapeutic World

Ecopsychology and the Implications for Coaching

section 3|42 pages


chapter 13|12 pages

Working Online

An Emerging Practice

chapter 14|14 pages

Tending the Boundaries

The Therapeutic Zone Between Coaching and Psychotherapy

chapter 15|10 pages

Building a Jungian Coaching Practice

Three Fundamental Pillars

chapter |4 pages

Some Final Reflections