1. ABOUT STUART MACFARLANE
Stuart MacFarlane is an experienced therapist with over
30 years of involvement in psychology. He provides
patients with specialized psychotherapy treatment to
overcome a number of psychological disorders. With that
said, let's learn more about him!
2. EDUCATIONAL BEGINNINGS
Stuart MacFarlane is an Australian native and began his
education in the early 1970s when he left to study at the
Yoga-Vedanta Forest University in Rishikesh, India. He
studied philosophy and Advaita Vedanta, which is a
traditional Indian path to spiritual realization.
3. RETURN TO AUSTRALIA
Upon completing school in India and returning to
Australia, he undertook formal training with Ken Mellor in
Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapy from 1981 to
1984. At the same time, from 1983 to 1984, MacFarlane
began bereavement counselling training at the
Bereavement Care Centre.
4. PRIVATE PRACTICE
MacFarlane became a bereavement counselor and
subsequently a psychotherapist in 1984 when he began working
in private practice. Additionally, he founded the Blue Mountains
Bereavement Support Group, which still operates today as The
Blue Mountains Palliative Support Service.
He also attended the University of Western Sydney for 2 years
part time and received a Graduate Diploma in Social
communication in 1985.
5. TRAINING WITH
MacFarlane undertook training from Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-
Ross, the Swiss-American psychiatrist that developed the
five stages of grief theory. MacFarlane eventually became
the head of her organization in Australia and work directly
with her and her team to manage workshop tours
throughout New Zealand and Australia.
6. MEETING GREGG M. FURTH
While MacFarlane worked with Kubler-Ross, he was
introduced to Gregg M. Furth, an internationally
recognized Jungian Analyst. This is where his interest in
analytical psychology took off and eventually led him to
move to London, England.
7. LONDON RELOCATION
MacFarlane worked in private practice in Australia until
1998 when he decided to move to London, England to
study analytical psychology at The Guild of Analytical
Psychology (GAP). While studying at GAP, MacFarlane
began working in private practice again in 2001 applying
both analytical analysis and psychotherapy treatment to
8. DIPLOMA OF
He graduated with a Diploma of Analytical Psychology
from GAP in 2005 and started to become very involved in
the organization side of GAP. He began facilitating and
training GAP students through various workshops until he
resigned in 2014.
Stuart MacFarlane has become a well-respected therapist
and currently resides in London where he continues to
explore the depths of analytical psychology.