Welcome, From Brian Collinson – Counselling & Psychotherapy Services in Oakville
Thank you for visiting my website! I’m a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), depth psychotherapist, counsellor and Jungian analyst in Oakville, Ontario. For many years, I’ve worked with clients across the Western GTA, providing support and helping them to explore solutions to problems, overcome emotional challenges, and start making positive changes in their lives.
Clients come to me for help with a wide range of issues, including:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Major Life Transitions
- Midlife Transition and Issues of the Second Half of Life
- Divorce, Marital and Family Distress
- Sexual Identity, Gender, and Orientation Issues
- Anger and Rage
- Job Loss and Career Crisis
- Adolescent Issues of Personal Identity and Growth
- Serious or Terminal Illness
- Sexuality in Relationships
- Bereavement, Family or Co-Worker Suicide
- Creative Blockages
- Issues of Spirituality and Meaning
- Jungian Analysis and Depth Psychotherapy
It’s a big step to enter counselling or psychotherapy. Though you may feel reluctant to seek help, many of my clients express that they wish they had sought counselling earlier to save themselves months, or even years of worry. Those who work with a good psychotherapist know that we all need someone outside of our immediate circle to help us see ourselves clearly, and to support us as we seek to do this. Depth psychotherapy gives individuals the warm, knowledgeable support and affirmation essential to accepting the self.
My counselling and psychotherapy background includes extensive experience in many types of therapeutic treatment. My qualifications include:
- Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists
- Senior Analyst, Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA)
- J.D. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School
- Masters’ Degrees in Social Science and Counselling
- Graduate of OAJA’s Analyst Training Program
- Member, International Association of Trauma Professionals
For more on how depth psychotherapy helps individuals, please visit my blog, “Vibrant Jung Thing”.
To obtain more information about depth psychotherapy, or to book an initial session:
My Oakville office is conveniently located just minutes from the 403, 407 and QEW highways.
2238 Constance Drive
Located near the QEW, 403 and Lakeshore Rd. West.
1375 Southdown Rd #304
My Approach to Working with Clients
I focus on helping clients “journey towards wholeness.” Genuine wholeness is based not on perfection, or "being good enough", but on accepting and recognizing all of ourselves, light and dark, strong and weak, pure and impure. It is this sort of truly liberating and healing psychotherapy Mississauga and Oakville people often are really seeking.
A vital force in the life of each person strives to bring all that we are into being and connection. This process is not simple or easy: yet, the journey to get to this wholeness is filled with vitality and energy, meaning and hope.
Psychotherapy Oakville Needs:
Focus on Individuality
Most clients see me because they have some kind of hardship, flatness, pain, misery, serious stress, anxiety or depression in their lives. It's easy to get focused in on "the problem". But the psychotherapy Oakville needs must answer the question, “How does ‘the problem’ relate to the whole of a person’s life, past, present, and future?” That question is the starting point for finding real renewal, as Jung and Jungian therapy have long recognized.
I work with a client to gain in-depth understanding of his or her individuality. Listening intently and constantly opening up questions, like: "What is your unique story?"; "What makes you 'you'?"; and, "What do you really want?" are the way forward.
Jungian psychotherapy emphasizes contact with the unconscious (dreams, journaling and artwork). It appeals to those seeking a psychotherapist who will help them experience deep personal change, and to those seeking to understand and cooperate with the energies emerging in their lives. This is a type of psychotherapy Mississauga, Oakville and other GTA areas have not had available, which holds the potential for deep personal transformation, if the work is sustained.
Recent Blog Post
In part 1 on the psychotherapy of spirituality we looked at issues of reality and connection; here, we look at the crucial issue of meaning.
It's no overstatement to say that, here in the 21st century, many people are undergoing a genuine crisis of meaning. This can be particularly true for those in the second half of life. This issue can become acute at any point in the life journey, but ...
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