What are the fees?
My fees can be viewed on a separate page.
How long is a session?
Individual Focusing sessions usually last for an hour.
Do online sessions work as well as in-person?
Yes! There seems to be no difference in the outcomes that people experience between in person and online working.
How many sessions do I need?
One things that sets Focusing apart from psychotherapy / counselling is that you do not have to commit to long term sessions.
Typically the basic skills of Focusing can be learned in a few sessions, although this depends upon the learner. Following on, with the support of your Focusing Practitioner, you can sense into what your body already knows about the number and frequency of sessions you need.
What do people use Focusing for?
People come to Focusing for an infinite number of reasons. Topics for exploration include:
- Exploring wellbeing and self-care;
- Learning to quiet the mind;
- Feeling stuck / blocked;
- Making decisions;
- Working with anxiety / depression;
- Exploring inner experience;
- Feeling overwhelmed;
- Working with trauma;
- Exploring physical heath;
Whatever you are exploring / working with in your life, the skills learned in Focusing will support you to go deeper.
Where does Focusing come from?
Professor Eugene Gendlin was researching the question: “Why is psychotherapy helpful for some people, but not others?” Hundreds of therapy sessions were reviewed revealing an exciting new insight. It was discovered that psychological change was brought about by patients intuitively sensing inside themselves on very subtle and vague internal bodily sensations. This “felt sense” contains information that, if attended to or focused on, holds the key to successful psychological change. Gendlin set about finding ways to teach these skills. He said: “I did not invent Focusing. I simply made some steps which help people to find Focusing.”
Is Focusing for me?
If you have any questions about Focusing and whether it is suitable for you, please contact me and I will be happy to help you.
Can I use Focusing with other complementary therapies and approaches to health?
Focusing works well on its own, and can also alongside other forms of complementary approaches, such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Yoga. If you are unsure please contact me.
How does Focusing relate to psychotherapy and counselling?
Focusing is a perfect complement to other talking therapies. Processing emotional issues and trauma held in the body supports the work of counselling and psychotherapy.
If I have a medical problem can Focusing help?
Focusing is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor. If you have a particular medical concern we would always recommend that you consult your GP. Focusing practitioners do not diagnose or prescribe medication.