Fiona Holding

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist originally from New Zealand but now living and practicing in downtown Toronto. I am passionate about the healing power of psychotherapy and would love to share that with you.

CAPT Membership Number: 534

Issues I work with

Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career/Work, Depression, Divorce Separation, Experiences with Psychosis, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma, LGBTQ, Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies, Personality Disorder Traits, Relationships/Family, Sexuality and Gender, Spirituality, Trauma

My approaches

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Master of Psychotherapy from the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Studies from AUT, NZ
B.Mus in Performance Cello from The University of Auckland, New Zealand


DBT Skills Essentials through DBTNZ

I believe in creating a warm and comfortable environment conducive to undertaking what can be challenging psychological process. The rapport and relationship I develop with you is very important to me and is a central part of our work together. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help you go below the surface into a better understanding of why you think, feel and act the way you do. With understanding comes a greater freedom to live and be in your life the way you want to.

My style is open and explorative, I won't be telling you what to do but rather helping you to further understand yourself and your mind and thus be in the best position possible to make your own wise decisions. That said, at times I may offer more directive tools if useful in your healing journey. My approach is highly individualized to meet your unique needs. I focus on helping you to understand the connections between  your early life experience, current life challenges and the 'here-and-now' (what happens in the room with me) in order to give birth to something new.

I have extensive experience working with people who people who face long standing difficulties and or recent trauma. Those who experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse in childhood, those with traits of personality disorders, experiences of psychosis and chronic depression, substance and behavioural addictions including eating disorders and many other challenges.

Creativity, love, connection and hope.

Office Location

Danforth and Broadview
Suite Third Floor 211 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1C2