Dr. Brian Allison (M.Div, MA, D.Min) is a therapeutic counsellor at Maranatha Counseling Services, Toronto. He is a member in good standing with OACCPP; and was a Clinical Affiliate with Homewood Human Solutions (EAP) for 9 years, specializing in Solution-focused Brief therapy. He has over 35 years of counseling, coaching, mentoring, therapy, and teaching experience, as a professor, public speaker, and clinician. He has lectured and spoken extensively in Canada, USA, and overseas. He is the author of various books and articles. He is supremely qualified and skilled in life coaching. He actively listens with passion; and He has a passion for empowering and equipping people in being true to themselves and to their true nature, and to live a purpose-driven life in pursuit of their goals and dreams. He is a natural and talented motivator. He has degrees in psychology/philosophy, divinity, and counseling. His graduate degrees are from St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, and Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA.
Testimonials and Reviews
Dr. Allison is a rare and gifted life coach who is dedicated to his clients, and celebrates their growth and successes. His coaching surpasses his extensive qualifications and experience, is highly individualized, and is delivered with authenticity and positivity. Dr. Allison is able to guide clients, from all walks of life, to remove limitations, unlock their potential, and energize their goals and aspirations. He is well able to help his clients move swiftly in the direction of their goals, always with utmost professionalism, integrity, and sincerity. I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Allison and attribute remarkable changes in my life to his guidance; I would expect the same for others, and highly recommend his life coaching.
Charlotte Paris, M.D., Toronto Hospital Physician
Some things gained: Increased self-awareness, increased perspective – and a simple plan of action to being a better version of yourself. Brian has been an important part of my journey to being a better version of myself for over 10 years. For me, his caring, empathetic, but assertive voice has given me the tools that have made me a better husband, father, coach, leader, and friend.
Steve Horwood, VP Sales & Operations
I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Allison over the last two years, and can attest to his unconditional and genuine love for people. He demonstrates an amazing gift of deep empathy, and not sympathy; and an ability to help people see the views of others, in a very caring, loving, and compassionate way that is counter-cultural. He is ever brilliant, experienced, and an amazing, positive motivator that will not only put a smile on your face, but sow seed of greatness and power in you that will make you rise above challenging situation and convert the same to opportunity. Without soliciting, I have recommended Dr. Allison to friends and corporate bodies that can benefit from his wealth of experience to help make the world a better place for healing, hope, love, joy, peace and blessings.
Richard Lyons, Bank Manager, Corporate
I found that through times like a divorce or a death of a parent, we need professional support. But then I realized that I could use an objective ear and a helping hand just for everyday living. 11 years later, I still come to unburden that which weighs me down, and get support and advice. Dr. Allison always gives me something to think about which can improve the situation.
Dr. Lisa McLean, Dentist
Sometimes even strong, spirited people need help and guidance, and there is nothing of which to be ashamed. Dr. Brian will provide this kind of help with patience, understanding, sympathy, and professionalism. He will help you to heal soul and body. He will help ease your mind, and direct your thoughts in a creative way, which will open new horizons. From my own personal experience, I can assure you that Dr. Brian has knowledge, extraordinary abilities, and seemingly 'magical power'. I was so fortunate to meet him and to get his help.
Olga Pichakchi, Clinic Office Manager
I am very glad to have had Brian as my life coach for several months now. We meet once a month via Skype. I always look forward to having the conversations with him. These conversations are truly inspiring, and always encouraging. Brian listens; he probes; he wants me to clarify my thoughts and my life plans. He is a gentle teacher whom one is lucky to find. I would recommend anyone to consider having Brian as a life coach.
Ronald C., Ph.d., University Professor
Dr. Brian has a very insightful and holistic approach to life coaching. He asked questions that led to personal breakthroughs that I did not expect. He is able to strike the perfect balance of attentive listening with sharing his experience and thoughts. As a Christian, I also appreciated his faith based approach to my sessions.
M. Musim, Human Resources Specialist
I didn't know what I was looking for when I met Brian. However, what I experienced in my first session, and every session after, made me realize that I was speaking to someone who has an incredible grasp of the human mind and condition. That said, if you're ever uncertain or feeling doubt in your mind, there is nothing more helpful than speaking to someone who genuinely commits themselves to your well-being. In this case, speaking to Brian was the best thing I've ever done for myself, and I would recommend him to anyone who feels even a fraction of doubt in their minds.
Malik Meghani, Entrepreneur
Working with Dr. Allison was a wonderful experience. I went to Dr. Allison during a stressful period in my life where I was having difficulty with my self confidence and doubting my decisions. From our very first meeting, Dr. Allison was incredibly helpful. He was warm, friendly, and easy to talk to. He was quick to understand my personality type, and was able to relate to me in a way that I could understand. Every session was insightful. The questions he asked allowed me to do some introspection that often resulted in clarity in my situation. In terms of decision making, Dr Allison was able to help me untangle my thought process (again through excellent questions), and allow me to come to conclusions/make decisions that I could be confident with. Dr. Allison listened attentively and was often able to articulate my thoughts clearly. The exercises he gave me to do were beneficial particularly in times when I was feeling overwhelmed or fearful. Dr. Allison is incredibly knowledgeable. Dr. Allison was very professional and prompt and pleasant in his communications. Scheduling appointments was simple and efficient. His emails are always bright and encouraging! Overall, my experience with Dr Allison was positive. He helped me to get through a troubled patch in life and I feel blessed to have been a client. I am more confident and my thought pattern is more positive. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Allison to anyone in need of his support.
Chi Mandivenga, Health Program Coordinator
Dr. Brian Allison is a passionate professional. He is working constantly on achieving the most profound understanding of human life and nature. He is gifted with sincere empathy, as well as with rare listening skills. He has great results, therefore most of his practice is based on referrals. I encourage anyone that seeks guidance from a professional, to see Dr. Brian Allison.
I. Stratan, Registered Massage Therapist
My husband and I came to Dr. Brian Allison of Maranatha Counseling Services filled with anxiety. My husband had been diagnosed with stage IV cancer, and we were emotionally exhausted and overwhelmed by the prognosis of the disease. Dr. Allison is caring, kind, and thoughtful. His positive hypnenergy therapy technique quickly moved us from a state of anxiety and exhaustion to a state of calmness, mindfulness, and optimism.
Judy Kirby, Government of Ontario
I highly recommend Dr. Allison. He will not give up on you. He has a big heart. He is truly creative and reassuring. He is flexible, and is easy to reach in a crisis. He is a blessing. Sincerely.
Frances H., ECE Teacher
I do highly recommend Dr. Brian Allison. He truly cares about people, and tries to help them with their problem to be solved in a healthy way. For myself I do see myself more confident. I did learn how to cope with life challenges in a less stressful way. And as result of that, I have a better and joyful life. Thank you so very much.
F. Falantar, Bank Agent
*Disclaimer: Though Dr. Brian Allison has completed doctoral studies in the area of counseling, he is not "providing or offering to provide, in Ontario, health care to individuals" (Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 S.O. 1991, c. 18, s. 33 (1)). Furthermore, Dr. Allison does not hold himself "out as a person who is qualified to practise in Ontario as a psychologist or psychological associate or in a specialty of psychology" (Psychology Act, 1991 S.O. 1991, c. 38). He is qualified to offer spiritual and motivational services.