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Rob Burgess

Northampton NN3, UK

  • Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Wholebody Focusing
  • Bodywork
  • Nature connection


I have been sharing Focusing with people for 5 yrs in 1:1 sessions. I also integrate Focusing into my bodywork practice as both Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapist, which includes mentoring of other therapists as well as trainee Focusing practitioners.

What services do I offer?

My best work is with people who wish to explore their personal experience deeply.

I work with a wide spectrum of people. This ranges from those who are looking to explore their inner world for personal development to those who are working with specific or pervasive difficulties such as trauma, chronic pain, or emotional challenges. This list is far from exhaustive - please be in touch to discuss your personal needs.

Individual Focusing Sessions
This might be to help you find your way to practice Focusing for you, or in partnership. Or it may be in to dive more deeply into your personal experience and/or work with issues that are hard for you right now.

Focusing Oriented Bodywork
The inclusion of Focusing within the context of bodywork sessions, where touch is implicit, can bring about profound change to how the individual receives, experiences and transforms though the quality of touch.

My background in Focusing

I was introduced to Focusing in 2012, within my Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training by Franklyn Sills at the Karuna Institute. (Franklyn had been taught by Gendlin in California in the 1970s.) I was immediately struck by the simplicity and depth of contact Focusing brought to relationship.

In 2013, I found Peter Gill and my green Focusing shoots were fostered all the way through to completing Focusing Practitioner training in 2017, with Kay Hoffman as my second mentor.

Through Kay, I met Wholebody Focusing. This sits in such a natural way to the whole-body orientation of BCST, and supports my deeply held faith in the relatedness of all things.

I also have a curiosity in how the body can express itself through movement. I practise Continuum Movement, Inner Directed Movement, and the tremoring of TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises).


Focusing Practitioner - BFA 2017
Craniosacral Therapist BCST - Karuna Institute 2014
Shiatsu Practitioner - MRSS 2002

How do I practice?

  • In person
  • Phone
  • Online


Please see my website for up to date testimonials.

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