- 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.
I'm now retired as a psychotherapist and supervisor, but I still offer workshops on Focusing for counsellors and psychotherapists and am happy to run courses for groups and organisations.
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 (retired).
MA in Core Process Psychotherapy.
Diploma in Supervision.
How do I practice?
I'm happy to support your work with your main Mentor and hope I may be able to offer a slightly different perspective. I can help you explore your feelings and thoughts about the training through Focusing and discussion and can share my experience as a practitioner and teacher when appropriate. I have experience of supervising psychotherapists working in a Focusing-oriented way.
Prices: £48 per hour or pro rata for half or three-quarters of an hour. I am willing to negotiate if you are not able to pay the full amount.
My availability: I am available currently.