John Threadgold - Focusing Member in london


Biography

When I first came across focusing I felt that I had struck gold. Focusing was a way for me to grow as a person, and be more whole, and for me more genuine or congruent, for me to be able to accept myself and others without conditions attached. For me focusing is not simply a tool but a way of life.

I have counselled who have faced such issues a depression, suicidal tendencies, childhood abuse, (emotional physical and sexual), addiction, anger management, bereavement, and other issues. I have seen people, begin to feel better about themselves, and make constructive changes to their lives. I am accredited by the BACP to offer Counselling and {psychotherapy, and am recognised by the Focusing Institute as a Focusing Teacher and therapist.



What I'm Doing Now

I offer Focusing-Oriented Counselling and Psychotherapy, Focusing-oriented supervision. I also run Introductory Focusing courses for everyone, as well as specialist Focusing-Oriented Therapy courses for therapists. I also offer Secondary Mentoring Services for people on the Focusing-Practitioner Program. I have an MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy and a specialist interest in the integration of Focusing into your existing Counselling-psychotherapy theory and practice.Look forward to hearing from you !



Primary Phone

020 8330 7341



Secondary Phone

07941 747094



Primary Email

John Threadgold - lesleith@aol.com



Website

http://newfocustherapy.co.uk/



Events by John Threadgold

Empathy for self and others. A Mindfulness and Focusing-oriented approach

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Empathy for Self and Others: A Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Approach...

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Empathy for Self and Others: A Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Approach 28th and 29th April

  Cost £125. 12 hours CPD Course Contents and overview:   1. Empathy – definitions and the importance of empathy when relating to self and others. 2. Exploring how empathy is nurtured or blocked. 3. Practical and experiential ways of becoming more empathic:
  1. a) Mindful awareness and acceptance of our bodily sensations 
  2. b) Mindful and empathic response to aspects of self
  3. c) Using art work and other creative ways to enhance empathy 
  4. d) Listening to others and resonating with them on a deeper level 
  5. e) Enhancing empathic responses through offering deepening propositions and deepening conversations.
  Training methods:
  • Discussions, Question and Answer sessions
  • Mindfulness and Focusing exercises
  • Experiential paired / triad work
Trainers: Russell Kendall MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.   John Threadgold MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced Focusing-Oriented therapist and supervisor. He holds an MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy and is recognised as a Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. Feedback from our  course. 
'An excellent weekend with two highly-skilled trainers leading the group through mindfulness and focusing techniques to a greater understanding of empathy with authentic regard for each individual's emotional safety.  I feel I have grown personally from the thoughtfully delivered experiential exercises and will be taking this new knowledge into my professional role too.  It was a privilege to be part of the experience'.
Venue: The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, West Sussex, PO10 8SP. Please note this is a wheelchair accessible venue.   To book please contact: John Threadgold 0208 330 7341

john@newfocustherapy.co.uk www.newfocustherapy.co.uk

or Russell Kendall 01243 267708/07794 713573

rwkendall@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.person2personcounselling.co.uk/ 

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Sat 28 Apr - 29 Apr 2018

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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Introduction to Focusing Level 1 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

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Introduction to Focusing 26th and 27th May 2018 Course Outline Who is...

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Introduction to Focusing 26th and 27th May 2018 Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This is an entry level course on Focusing. This course does not assume any knowledge of Focusing. Anyone interested in Focusing is welcome to join. Therapists interested in Focusing for personal and professional development, as well as Focusing-Oriented Therapy are also welcome to join the course and will gain from this, and we are happy to award a 12 Hour CPD certificate on attendance. There will be no more than 8 Participants on the course. Where is the course being held and when? The course is over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday)  26th May  and and Sunday 27th May  2018 from 10am to 5pm. Venue - The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP What does the course Cost?  The cost is £125 per person, including 12 Hours of training, a certificate of attendance and notes. What does the course cover? The course covers the following area.

  • What is focusing?
  • How to spot when we and others are focusing naturally?
  • Focusing skills, including how to use focusing for wellbeing creativity and others issues.
  • Focusing Partnership Skills including:
  • How to Focus on your own
  • Focusing with a companion as both a Focuser and a Companion
  • Focusing companion  skills including reflective listening that help people to focus better
  • Information on further focusing training, and focusing resources.
  • How to find a Focusing Partner.
  • Further resources in Focusing including information on Level 2.
You will receive a comprehensive set of notes which will underpin the course. We will also offer teaching, question and answer, discussion, demonstrations of focusing and also opportunities to practice Focusing using pair small group work depending on the numbers of people who attend. On day one everybody has an opportunity to try focusing with either John or Russell. We will also demonstrate both Focusing and Listening skills over the two days. On day two you will also have the opportunity to practice Focusing partnership skills with each other. Russ and  John will act as a support and a resource when you are focusing or companioning the focuser. Focusing Partnerships On completing this course, you will be able to join the BFA Focusing Partnership List and the Find a Focusing Partner Facebook Group. BFA Skills Certificate and additional training available. This is the first of 5 training courses, 60 Hours of training, completion of which leads to a BFA Focusing Skills Certificate which recognises your training in Focusing partnership skills for a peer partnership. This course is a stand alone course. Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This is an entry level course on Focusing. This course does not assume any knowledge of Focusing. Anyone interested in Focusing is welcome to join. Therapists interested in Focusing for personal and professional development, as well as Focusing-Oriented Therapy are also welcome to join the course and will gain from this, and we are happy to award a 12 Hour CPD certificate on attendance. Where is the course being held and when? The course is over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday)  26th and 27th May 2018. Venue - The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP What does the course Cost?  The cost is £125 per person, including 12 Hours of training, a certificate of attendance and notes as well a tea and coffee during the course. What does the course cover? The course covers the following area.
  • What is focusing?
  • How to spot when we and others are focusing naturally?
  • Focusing skills, including how to use focusing for wellbeing creativity and others issues.
  • Focusing Partnership Skills including:
  • How to Focus on your own
  • Focusing with a companion as a focusing partner.
  • Listening and reflecting skills that help people to focus better
  • Information on further focusing training, and focusing resources.
  • How to find a Focusing Partner.
How is the course taught? You will receive a comprehensive set of notes which will underpin the course. We will also offer teaching, question and answer, discussion, demonstrations of focusing and also opportunities to practice Focusing using Small groups. Everyone will get the change to Focusing, observe focusing, and be a focusing partner. Focusing Partnerships On completing this course, and if you feel ready, you will be able to join the BFA Focusing Partnership List and the Find a Focusing Partner (BFA Facebook Group ) BFA Skills Certificate and additional training available. This is the first of 5 training courses, 60 Hours of training, completion of which leads to a BFA Focusing Skills Certificate which recognises your training in Focusing partnership skills for a peer partnership. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   He is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk .   Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573  

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Sat 26 May - 27 May 2018

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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Focusing-Oriented Therapy Level 3. Advanced Empathy Skills and more in FOT

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his course builds on the theory and skills already explored in FOT courses Level 1 & 2.

In this course we explore:

  1. How we use Focusing in our personal and professional development
  2. Overview of previous learning.
  3. The development of grounded presence in ourselves and its role in empathy and relational depth
  4. The different Levels of Empathetic responses
  5. Empathy for self, how we can explore our own inner responses to ourselves and others, including our configurations of self.
  6. Using Art to explore configurations of self and other expressions of our felt sense
  7. Exploration of Movement in Therapy.
  8. Further resources and training in FOT.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for people who have completed my Focusing-Oriented therapy courses Level 1 &2. May also be suitable for therapists who have completed other Focusing training.

Date: 9th and 10th June 2018  Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.30pm

Cost: £140.00

 

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Sat 9 Jun - 10 Jun 2018

Manchester, north west

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Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

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Focusing for everybody Level 2 This course follows on from the...

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Focusing for everybody Level 2 This course follows on from the Introduction to Focusing Level 1 course, and can also be suitable for anyone who has completed a Level 1 Course with Russel and Myself, or another BFA Focusing teacher.  This course costs  £125 including a 12 Hour Focusing / CPD certificate In this course we will explore

  1. Recap on Level 1
  2. . Experiential Exercises re grounding and anchoring.
  3. A Little more on the philosophy of focusing including a group experiential exercise
  4. The Four ways that we relate to what we experience, including the two focusing attitudes, and the implications of this for our lives and our families and friends.
  5. An exploration of our different aspects (configurations) of self, and how we experience then, including an in depth  exploration of the inner critic(s)
  6.  Using Art to work with the core noticing observer self resources and the inner critic
  7. Practice of Focusing skills both as a Focuser  Focusing companion, and observer. John or Russ will act as a resource for each group.
  8. Exploring further resources and training in Focusing as a
This is a deeply experiential course. We will offer direct teaching,Q&A, demonstrations from your tutors,group experiential exercises, and small group work. everyone will have a chance to observe, focusing and listening, and be able to practice focusing and listening skills. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association.He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk .   Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573  

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Sat 16 Jun - 17 Jun 2018

Event Venue: The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south west

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Focusing for Everybody Level 3.

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Focusing Level 3 Cost £125 including 14 Hour...

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Focusing Level 3 Cost £125 including 14 Hour CPD Certificate, tea coffee and cake but not Lunch. 

With John Threadgold and Russ Kendell 

Who is this course for? This course is suitable for anyone who has completed Level 1 and 2 of the Focusing skills certificate, with Russ and John, and who wants to expand their theory knowledge, skills and focusing practice. This course may also be suitable for people who have completed other focusing training with BFA or other Focusing teachers.This course is also suitable for therapists who have completed other focusing training and want to expand their knowledge for personal and professional development. What does the course cover? This course includes 
1) A brief overview of Levels 1 and 2 of the previous focusing courses with John and Russ. 
2) Our interactions with the world in which we live, and what we bring to our focusing partnerships. (Art Exercise covering our core self, resources life experiences etc 
3) Focusing Partnership skills, including experiential listening skills from our own sense of grounded presence. This includes a joint focuser/ focusing partner grounding exercise at the start of the focusing session, and the focusing partner listening and reflecting from their intuitive empathetic felt sense of the focuser and their issues. 
4) Working with specific issues in focusing, how to formulate the right questions. eg, emotional issues, practical decisions, etc. ) and what to do if they do not seem to work 
5) A brief  introduction to  focusing with the positives, including finding a safe place or space, inviting discovering and expanding our resources and discovering what change might feel like. 
6) A brief exploration of Mindfulness based coping strategies for issues whenfocusing is not possible. ( The Four Steps and revisiting Standing and grounding exercise)
7) Further focusing resources and training. 
Training Methods. Russ and John will offer focusing demonstrations, question and answer sessions, use of art to carry forward the felt sense, as well as small group work where we will act as a resource for the group or smaller groups where this happens. Your Trainers. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   He is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the International Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk . Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573

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Sat 30 Jun - 1 Jul 2018

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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