What I offer
I offer both individual Focusing sessions and Focusing courses, including a five-weekend BFA recognised Focusing Skills Course. I'm happy to run workshops tailored to the needs of particular organisations or groups. I'm a poet and writer and from time to time offer workshops that combine Focusing and writing. I'm also a long-time Buddhist practitioner and am interested in the ways that Focusing and meditation can support each other.
During the Coronavirus crisis my work was largely online or on the phone. I'm now offering workshops and individual sessions in person, as well as continuing to offer courses online and individual online or phone sessions. I'm aware that in these times people may have been experiencing financial hardship and I have a sliding scale of fees. You are welcome to contact me to find out more about Focusing and talk about what may be right for you.
I'm based not far from the centre of Ashburton in Devon, within easy reach of the A38. Ashburton is about 20 miles from Exeter and about 25 miles from Plymouth. My current venue for workshops is in Ashburton.
I'm a BFA (British Focusing Association) recognised practitioner and teacher and a Focusing Institute certified trainer. I qualified in 2003.
My psychotherapy background is in Core Process Psychotherapy, a Buddhist-based approach which is highly compatible with Focusing and uses it extensively. For many years I was a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor, but I'm now retired. I still teach Focusing to counsellors and psychotherapists.
I have an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and write both poetry and fiction. From time to time I run workshops on Focusing and writing.