Recently, he conducted a seminar on “Dreams and The Unconscious” in Singapore.
Born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1951, Dr. de Koning completed his doctoral examination in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leiden (1975), where he was a student of the late Professor J H van den Berg. Later, he was a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer in phenomenological psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA (1974-1975) and a Thyssen Fellow at Heidelberg University, Germany (Department of Psychiatry; 1977-1978). André also worked in the United Kingdom for several years (1975-1977) in the field of Psychiatry.
He completed his training as a Jungian psychoanalyst in Brussels in 1983 and became a training analyst and member of the Training Committee of the Belgian Society for Analytical Psychology in January 1991.
Since moving from The Netherlands for Perth (Australia) in 1994, Dr de Koning has been involved in the further development of training with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Jungian Analysts and its C G Jung Institute (ANZSJA-CGJI). He was Convener of Training from 1994-2003.
André was a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) from 1998-2004, and he was President of ANZSJA.
André was Chief Editor of the book “Phenomenology and Psychiatry” (Academic Press, London, New York, 1982); Co-Editor of “Qualitative Research in Psychology” (Duquesne University Press. Pittsburgh. 1986) and has a strong interest in Sufism as presented to the West by the thinker Idries Shah. His interest in “Metabletics” as developed by J H van den Berg has remained ever since the seventies.
Most of André’s work is related to the depth psychology of Carl Jung, so the psychotherapy he provides is based on this “Jungian” approach.
The second major characteristic of his work deals with issues of the ‘transference’, where interpretations and links can be made with the person’s own life story. This involves becoming aware of certain conflicting patterns of behaviour that are repeated because they have remained unconscious for so long.
André has been a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst for more than 25 years. His work has been in a variety of settings, ranging from psychiatric hospitals, private practice, general hospitals and in several different culture.