paula newman - Focusing Member in london
Several years ago a friend introduced me to Focusing. At the time I had no idea that it would become so important to me. I find Focusing enriching and very much in tune with my Person-Centred counselling approach. It helps me to reach deeper understandings and to listen to myself and others with empathy and acceptance.
I went on a Focusing retreat, Treasure Maps to the Soul with Barbara McGavin and Ann Weiser Cornell and then trained as a Certified Focusing Professional Trainer with Ann.
My project, ‘Bringing Focusing to a Counselling Supervision Group’ showed me that Focusing can increase counsellors' self-awareness and enhance their explorations in supervision. As a result I have developed my practice to include Focusing within supervision when requested.
BFA Recognised Teacher
Focusing Institute Certified Trainer and Practitioner
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor of individuals and groups
What I'm Doing Now
Individual Focusing sessions which can be face to face, by Skype or telephone.
I offer Focusing training with my colleague Elizabeth Smith. 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.
Counselling clients and supervisees are welcome to include Focusing in their sessions.