Why might you want one to one sessions?
- You want to learn Focusing from the beginning
- Explore a specific issue that needs more time, depth and privacy
- Explore an area that needs the skill of an experienced guide
- Go deeper with your learning and explore topics
- Learn how to companion in Focusing
If you are exploring an area or issue related to the effects of trauma, then you may be interested in a combination of Focusing and Somatic experiencing.
Focusing can be a very useful skill to add to an existing therapy you might be involved in as a therapist or a client. See below to see how it is different from therapy.
Where do they happen?
I am available for individual teaching and Focusing sessions, either in person in the Stroud area or on the phone/Skype.
“The three sessions I took with Manju gave me the chance to take stock and look at some complex situations and realise changes I needed to make. They were very valuable to me and I have carried on with the practice through workshops and one-to-one sessions with others involved.” Helen - teacher
What happens in a session?
Sessions usually last an hour, and are a mixture of tuition and Focusing time. After some initial arriving time, we will start the Focusing session. During your session my role will be one of a companion and guide.
- You will be guided in a respectful and unobtrusive way.
- You will be led to an experience of being deeply in touch with yourself.
- You will be safely guided to listen to and be with your body, sensations and feelings, without being overwhelmed by them.
- You will be guided to “be with” yourself in a new way that brings space, empathy and understanding to the most tangled of issues.
The session will be timed and I will let you know a few minutes before the end that the time is up. I will leave time at the end to ask questions and explore what happened.
Costs: £45 or £35 concessions.
For booking 3 sessions together: £120 or £90 concessions.
If you are trying out Focusing, then I usually suggest doing two to three sessions to get a feel for what Focusing can do for you.
Please contact me to book or to ask about individual sessions.
How is having Focusing sessions different from therapy?
Although Focusing is therapeutic and many therapists use Focusing as part of their work, having a session with a Focusing guide is not the same. Here are some of the ways you might find it different from many kinds of therapy:
- You will not be asked to disclose details or history about the issues you’re working on, though you may share them.
- You will not be diagnosed, or given advice about your life situations.
- You decide if you want more sessions, how frequently and when to stop having sessions.
- The emphasis is on your relationship with yourself and your body (rather than your relationship with me)