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Susan Jordan

Ashburton TQ13

  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Meditation
  • Spirituality
  • Creativity
  • Focusing Oriented counselling
  • Dreams
  • Inner relationship Focusing
  • Nature connection


After years of meditation and psychotherapy, it was Focusing that finally taught me how to go about making a friendly relationship with everything in me. There's always something special about sensing deeply into that open, accepting Focusing place, and I love helping others to discover it.

What services do I offer?

I run Focusing Skills courses as well as workshops using Focusing with creative expression. I am a published poet and enjoy running workshops for poets and writers. I also offer workshops on Focusing for psychotherapists and am happy to tailor courses for existing groups. I'm available for individual Focusing sessions and one-to-one teaching and will continue to offer Focusing-oriented psychotherapy and supervision until the end of 2021. After that I will not be taking on psychotherapy clients or supervisees but will continue to work as a Focusing practitioner and teacher.
Because of Covid-19 I'm not working in person at the moment. I hope to be able to return to in-person work when the situation changes.

My background in Focusing

I first learnt Focusing as part of my Core Process (Buddhist-based) psychotherapy training in the early 1990s. After the training I attended a two-weekend course and began to see how much Focusing had to offer. A couple of years later I did the full Focusing Skills course with Barbara McGavin and loved Focusing so much that I went on to train with Barbara as a practitioner and teacher. I've been a member of BFA since 2003. Since my training I've Focused as regularly as I can with one or more Focusing partners, and it's a great resource in my life. I've attended Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin's Treasure Maps and Advanced Treasure Maps courses, both UK Focusing Schools and the 2016 International Focusing Conference in Cambridge. I continue to Focus because it feels good, even when things seem dark and difficult. I love teaching Focusing and hope I'll now have more opportunities to do so.


BFA recognised Focusing practitioner and teacher.
Focusing Institute certified trainer.
UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor.
MA in Core Process Psychotherapy.
Diploma in Supervision.

How do I practice?

  • Phone
  • Online

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