Completing the first two-year, online training in Focusing

Yesterday we came to the end of the first online training in Focusing offered by the Focusing Institute, which builds on the work of Eugene Gendlin, philosopher and psychotherapist. “Focusing” is a process for helping your mind listen to the wisdom of your body. “What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn’t …

Counselling Placement with Govan Community Project

At the Pearce Institute in Govan the Govan Community Project community workers help asylum seekers access basic services; health, food-banks, shelter and support them with their asylum claims and appeals. I volunteered six weekly counselling sessions for the support workers. The sessions were a space to discuss their jobs, like supervision or any aspect of …

Counselling Placement at MIN

Maryhill Integration Network (MIN) exists to bring communities in Glasgow together. I have been offering weekly counselling sessions as part of my MSc in Person-centred counselling and psychotherapy to volunteers and asylum seekers. MIN aims to help people newly arrived in Glasgow by offering practical and social support to all. People who have benefitted from …

PCE conference 2018 – Facilitating Hope

The thirteenth World Conference for ¬†Person-Centred and Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy took place at the beginning of July in Vienna. It coincided with the end of my MSc and fit neatly into the transition from student counsellor to professional Focusing Oriented Therapist and gave me an opportunity to meet this new community in the flesh. …