Online Jungian Analysis and Psychotherapy


BRENDA BUNTING, Jungian Analyst

Registered Psychotherapist, Ontario #1007

Individual psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and art 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, embodied 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.

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)
  • 2010 - Foundations in Expressive Arts Therapy, CREATE Toronto
  • 2012 - Masters in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • 2015 - Registered Psychotherapist, Ontario (#1007)
  • 2020 - Diplomate, Jungian Analyst, Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

MEMBERSHIP

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

  • Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA)
  • Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA)
  • International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP)
  • Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP)

MY BACKGROUND 

In midlife, after a brush with mortality and some soul searching, I felt a strong call to pursue advanced studies in psychotherapy. In 2020 I completed eight years of study with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA).

But my long journey to becoming a psychotherapist began with sitting in the client's chair myself as a young woman. After doing a degree in English, which I loved, I started training to be a chartered accountant (despite my 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. 

I worked at CMHA for over 13 years before eventually returning to studying to be a Jungian analyst, which I had wanted to, but been unable to do, earlier in my life when I became an art therapist. My whole journey, from sitting in the client's chair until now, informs my work. I am continuously learning, especially from the people with whom I work.

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