About Andrew Guthrie
Psychology and psychotherapy have been my passions since I was a young adolescent. I began to read Freud and Jung at 14 years of age, before discovering one of the first child therapists, Melanie Klein, whose theories about the problems of children fascinated me. Since I was a young child I have always been curious and reflective about why people do what they do, and psychology and psychotherapy have opened up many paths of understanding myself and others for over 20 years.
The psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott once said that some people are born to do this work – they have a feeling for it “in their bones” – while others approach it from a more academic perspective. Having been involved in therapy as a struggling adolescent, before doing an intensive psychoanalysis as part of my training at the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program, it would be fair to say that I was destined to do what I am doing, and that the work of therapy is deeply embedded in me. Due to these personal experiences, I was a student of the therapy field long before I ever entered a school.