Elizabeth Smith - Focusing Member in london


I qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 1996 and since then have worked in private practice in Harrow. I am a Senior Accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and also a member of Association of Christian Counsellors.

I first discovered Focusing through witnessing a demonstration given by Mary Hendricks at a conference in 2002. I spent seven years teaching on the HE Diploma in Counselling at Bucks New University in High Wycombe, including teaching and practising Focusing. During this time I studied Focusing at University of East Anglia, attaining the MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy and Certificates from the Focusing Institute in New York as Psychotherapist and Trainer.

Focusing has been deeply meaningful for me personally in discovering how to be with myself more constructively – ‘everything my mother should have taught me but didn’t know herself!’

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist and Focusing Institute Trainer

What I'm Doing Now

My private practice is focusing-oriented and sometimes I teach Focusing one-to-one. I find Focusing informs my awareness of process in the counselling relationship.

I offer Focusing training with my colleague Paula Newman. We teach the BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills over 10 days spread through the year. The workshops take place in our own homes in Harrow.

Primary Phone

020 8954 2320

Primary Email

Elizabeth Smith - elizabeth.smith@counsellingspace.net



Events by Elizabeth Smith

BFA Certificate in Focusing Level 1

focusing skills certificate Course

This two day workshop is run by Elizabeth Smith and...

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This two day workshop is run by Elizabeth Smith and Paula Newman in Harrow, NW London. It combines theory with experiential exercises. We describe and draw on the work of Eugene Gendlin, Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin. There is time to practise focusing in pairs and as a group during the day. Support in understanding the process is offered, with opportunity to discuss any questions you have. The group is typically quite small. Each day starts at 9.45am with refreshments and settling in time, and ends at 4pm. We expect to offer the rest of the Certificate in four more 2 day Levels during 2018, dates to be announced. Please note, this is a change to the previously advertised dates.

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Mon 20 Nov - 21 Nov 2017

Harrow, london

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