Jungian Psychotherapy


BRENDA BUNTING, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist, Ontario
Candidate, Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts


Individual Psychotherapy and Arts Therapy










Walking with you on your journey home to your self.
















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ABOUT BRENDA

In my Toronto practice I offer a heart-felt, calming, attentive presence, that allows you to get in touch with, and express, your true thoughts and feelings. I am passionate about my role of creating a time, and a relationship, in which you can begin to unfold your heart and gather your essential self.

My unique combination of training in counselling, mental health, depth psychology, and art therapy means I can be practical, empathetic, insightful, imaginative, or playful depending on what you tell me you need. I value diversity and it delights me when those I work with become more fully themselves. If you and I are a fit, it would be a privilege to walk with you on this part of your life's journey.


TRAINING AND REGISTRATION IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

  • 1993 - Diploma, Toronto Art Therapy Institute (DTATI)
  • 2009-12 - Auditor, Pittsburgh Seminar of the IRSJA
  • 2010 - Foundations in Expressive Arts Therapy, ISIS Toronto
  • 2012 - Masters in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • 2012 - Candidate, Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA)
  • 2015 - Registered Psychotherapist, Ontario (#1107)
  • 2015 - Clinical Member, Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)


RECENTLY PUBLISHED WRITING
  
2016 - Book Review, Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burden of the Past, by Sharon Stanley, OSP Newsletter.

2014 - Book Review, Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond, edited by Mark Winborn, OSP Newsletter.

2014 - Book Review, My Breasts, My Choice: Journeys Through Surgery, by Barbara Brown, OSP Newsletter.

2013 - Book ReviewThe Book of Woe: The Unmaking of Psychiatry, by Gary Greenberg, OSP Newsletter.


MY BACKGROUND 

My long journey to becoming a psychotherapist began with sitting in the client's chair myself. After doing a degree in English, which I loved, I started training to be a chartered accountant (and I have always had math anxiety!). Needless to say, my accounting career was not a success. But after becoming a mother, and some psychotherapy, I got back on track and earned a graduate-level Diploma from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (DTATI) in 1993, doing internships at the Hospital for Sick Children, Humber River Regional Hospital, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, among others.

Starting in 1995, I worked for many years with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto Branch in various capacities. For the last six years I was the Manager of Mental Health Promotion. I also peer facilitated an education program for family members of persons living with mental illness, and was a corporate trainer for CMHA Ontario’s Mental Health Works, training managers about mental health in the workplace.

In midlife, after a brush with mortality and some soul searching, I felt a strong call to pursue advanced studies in psychotherapy. I began studying with the C.G. Jung Analyst Training Institute of Pittsburgh in 2009. In addition, I studied Expressive Arts Therapy with ISIS-Canada, and completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. In 2012 I was pleased to be accepted as a training candidate by the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) with which my Pittsburgh Seminar is affiliated.

In addition to being registered with the College of Psychotherapists in Ontario, I am a 

  • Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP), and 
  • Professional Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA). 

As a candidate with IRSJA, my practice in psychotherapy, art therapy and Jungian dreamwork is supervised by a certified Jungian Analyst, so you are assured of a high quality of service.

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