About Bud Tangney


(now retired from private practice)


Training and Affiliations:

Graduate, Gestalt Institute of Toronto:

-Certificate in Gestalt Therapy;

-Certificate in Advanced Gestalt Leadership.


Professional Memberships:

- CAPT (Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy).  

- OACCPP (Ontario Assoc. of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists), an association of mental health professionals (General Member); I adhere to the Code of Ethics of this Association.

-  C G Jung Foundation of Ontario.


Becoming a therapist was a decision I made later in life. For many years, I pursued my interests in personal growth and therapy alongside another professional career. I now integrate into my therapy practice my learnings from Gestalt Therapy Training, Bioenergetics, Sensory Awareness, Centering, Art Therapy, Dreamwork, Psychodrama, Rubenfeld Synergy and broad life experience. I have taken continuing education workshops on abuse, grief, suicidology, narrative therapy, Gestalt research, advanced Gestalt methodology.


For 17 years, I have been a volunteer counsellor on telephone crisis lines, providing support and intervention in complex situations, as well as training and mentoring new volunteers. In addition, I served for 11 years on a personal helpline for professionals in the healthcare field. This work has brought me into direct contact with people having a wide range of human experiences, and enriched my capacity to respond to the mental, emotional and physical state of others. In 2014, I received an Ont. Volunteer Service Award.


Following a BA, (King’s University College, Univ. of Western Ont), and MBA (Ivey School, UWO), I worked for many years in the Cabinet Office of the Ontario Government. In 2002, I was honoured with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for public service.


Other background: Chair for 6 years of the Gestalt Institute's Committee on the Regulation of Psychotherapists in Ontario; past member, Gestalt Institute Board of Directors; Extraordinary Volunteer Award, Gestalt Institute of Toronto, Oct 2015; other interests: music, travel, performance arts.


For more information, please call me at 416.302.1301