Dr. Johnston brings many years of personal experience with Jungian depth psychology along with knowledge that aids in interpretation and understanding the unconscious. He has a PhD in depth psychology from the Pacifica graduate Institute in California, home of the Joseph Campbell and Maria Gimbutus archives. He also spent one year studying at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. In addition to his education in Jungian and archetypal psychology, Dr. Johnston is knowledgeable about spirituality.
Dr. Johnston also has an MBA and has taught business management and worked for several years in both business and government, including as a Canadian diplomat. He has lived and worked in Switzerland and India as well as in different parts of Canada. He is also an artist and has had several exhibitions in Victoria and elsewhere (view gallery here).
He has treated people with some of the following concerns:
- The nature of women’s psychology
- The nature of men’s psychology
- A sense of meaninglessness
- Mid- and late-life transitions
- The individuation process
Dr. Johnston has been in private practice in Victoria since 1991.
“Since everything living strives for wholeness, the inevitable one-sidedness of our conscious life is continually being corrected and compensated by the universal human being in us, whose goal is ultimate integration of conscious and unconscious, or better, the assimilating of the ego and the wider personality.”
~ C.G. Jung