About Me

Who am I?
I have always been interested in how language, stories and imagination can give us a sense of the meaningfulness of our lives. Having started my studies in the natural sciences, I quickly reverted to languages and literature as my more natural  path and passion.

My upbringing had a strongly religious character, and yet I found that my own way led me to separate from any established creed in order to balance the scientific skepticism with what seems an innate knowledge of connectedness. I completed my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) in 1995, and I teach in this field at the University of Glasgow. A focus on fairy tales and mythology led me to the work of C.G. Jung, whose insights into the symbolic nature of our psychological make-up helped me find a way to live this symbolic life rather than just talk about it in an intellectual way.

Jungian Psychotherapy:
Dr Laura Martin
(B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Member Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists
Member UKCP