About Me

I am an Istanbul-born Jungian Analyst trained ISAP Zurich.  

I grew up in Istanbul, a city that literally and metaphorically bridges Europe and Asia. It is a place of transition where one can feel the unique blend of East and West, an aspect with which the stambouliotes closely identify. 

I left home first for my bachelor studies in Upstate New York and then came to Lausanne for my master’s. Before settling with my husband and two cats in Biel/Bienne, I lived 7 years in Zürich. 

Having started my career in the financial sector and corporate world, I gradually realized that my job was not fulfilling to me. This led me to seek Jungian analysis, which helped me navigate through a challenging but ultimately rewarding period of change, leading to a transformative experience.

The combination of a lack of suitable and meaningful work and my growing interest in the Jungian approach brought me to ISAP, where I have pursued my Jungian Analyst formation since 2015. I had a private practice in Zurich until 2023, and now I work online and in person in Biel/Bienne and Bern. I conduct my sessions in English, French, and Turkish. You can read more about how I work on Jungian Analysis. 

Professional Experience

Jungian Analyst, Private practice, Zürich, Biel/Bienne (since 2018)

Social worker, La Pimpinière – Loveresse, Switzerland (2022 – 2023)

Live-in Counsellor, The Küsnacht Practice – Zollikon, Switzerland (2020 – 2022)

Clinical intern, Moodist Neurology and Psychiatry Hospital– Istanbul, Türkiye (2021)

Clinical intern, Prarie Care – Minneapolis, USA (2018)

NGO volunteer and local responsible, ASK – All Special Kids – Zürich, Switzerland (2016 – 2021)

Special Educational Needs Support, Freelance, Zürich (2015 – 2018)

Client Advisor Assistant and Project Officer, UBS AG – Geneva & Zürich, Switzerland (2012 – 2015)

Portrait of Begum Gurses

Educational Background

Jungian Analyst Training, ISAP Zürich – Zürich, Switzerland (2023)

MSc in Actuarial Science, HEC Lausanne – Lausanne, Switzerland (2012)

BA in Economics, ITU & SUNY – Istanbul, Türkiye (2009) & New Paltz, USA (2009)

High School, Lycée Français Notre Dame de Sion – Istanbul, Türkiye (2005)

Middle School, Lycée Français Sainte Pulchérie – Istanbul, Türkiye (2002)