Greg Madison - Focusing Member in south east


I was introduced to Focusing when I was studying psychology at university in Canada, in 1982. I used it as a method to support research on the effects of deep contemplation on personal mortality. Then I began to use it in my own life, to understand what I was feeling and to make decisions. It also became a fundamental part of how I related to others in my life. As I continued to learn about psychology and psychotherapy, the experiential grounding of Focusing was always fundamental to my integration. I continued to train further in Focusing, in North America and Europe, until I started to teach it, around 1990. Focusing supports my natural impulse to question authority, doctrine, dogma. I find that it gives me confidence in my individual experience of the world, offering an idiosyncratic way to navigate situations without defaulting to convention or chaos.

For over 20 years I have worked as a chartered psychologist, existential psychotherapist, supervisor, lecturer, and mediator in London, Brighton and internationally. I maintain a private practice in the UK (increasingly using skype) and travel quite a bit to teach Focusing Oriented Therapy and Existential Therapy/Coaching to professionals and students. The London Focusing Institute is a new community of Focusers in London offering training workshops to professionals and the public. I enjoy writing about this approach to practice, and extending it into new areas of work.

Focusing Institute Trainer and Certifying Coordinator

What I'm Doing Now

Training in Focusing and Experiential-existential therapy (FOT), mostly for professional psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors from other traditions. These are offered in Brighton, London, across the UK and internationally. Also more public access trainings, usually for those involved in social & democratic change and activists.

I also have a small private practice in psychological therapy and supervision as a chartered psychologist and registered psychotherapist.

The London Focusing Institute is the venue for most of my local UK teaching. We also train teachers in Focusing and FOT.

Primary Phone

+44794 1300871

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Events by Greg Madison

London Focusing Institute weekend introduction November 24-25

introductory Course

Please join us for our last London training weekend for...

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Please join us for our last London training weekend for 2018. This will be our final Introductory overview before opening our intake for the next 2-year Certification training in early 2019. You are welcome to attend this overview to learn about Focusing for yourself and for your work with others, to meet us and to find out about the full course. November 24-25 2018. Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-3pm. Islington Ecology Centre, Central London. Cost: £195 for both days (with a less expensive venue we are able to lower our price for this event). For more information, contact:   More information here

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Sat 24 Nov - 25 Nov 2018

Islington, london

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