Therapist Profile

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Peter Dales

Located in the Annex, easily accessible by subway
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 925-1935 (phone)

I prefer to be contacted by phone

I have been a psychotherapist in full-time private practice with individuals since, 1972. My work is psychoanalytically-oriented. The major influences, on my therapeutic education include: Freud, Ferenczi, the British Object Relation theorists (especially Winnicott), the American Interpersonalists including Harry Stack Sullivan, Frieda Fromm-Reichman and Harold Searles and the American relational psychoanalysts such as Stephen Mitchell, Lewis Aron, Adrienne Harris, among others. I have found these various traditions very rich both theoretically and clinically.

As well, I have conducted psychotherapy groups continuously since 1972. These groups have included interactive, mixed (men and women) groups, work groups, live-in house groups, psychotherapy training groups and supervision training groups (the latter 2 at CTP).

In addition, couples therapy has been a regular feature of my work since the beginning. Since 1986 I have been a faculty member at CTP, (The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy) in Toronto. My work here has involved lecturing, leading academic and supervision seminars, conducting training groups and providing undergraduate training supervision – as well as tending to the myriad details of building and maintaining a psychotherapy training centre.

It has all been wonderfully rewarding and continues to be so.

As for my goals and vision in doing psychotherapy, the following remarks of D.W.Winnicott, capture it best:

“If at the end of therapy, the patient is more creative, more alive, more real and living more from one’s true self, I consider the whole enterprise a grand success.”

I am located in the Annex and am easily subway accessible. I charge reasonable fees.

  • Fees

    reasonable fees
  • Theoretical Background

    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Approaches and Techniques

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Age Specialty

  • Spoken Language

  • Session Format

    Private Sessions