Inner Focus

Counselling, Focusing & Professional Development Centre

The course below starts on Saturday 30th April 2022.

The course lasts for 60 hours.

Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Therapy FT/W1

Intensive FOT training for qualified counsellors/ psychotherapists who have a solid grounding in Focusing. Trainers: Sara Bradly MBACP (CiT) and Dr. Judy Moore MBACP (CC).

Starts: Saturday 30th April 2022

Duration: 60 hours

Inner Focus, Property House, 1st Floor, , The Street , Long Stratton, NR15 2XQ

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Applicants must be qualified and registered counsellors/ psychotherapists and ensure they have a solid grounding in Focusing, e.g, a Focusing Skills Certificate (BFA), a Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Award (TIFI), completed a module in Focusing on a counselling/ psychotherapy training course, or equivalent.

The course explores Focusing and deep listening from the context of therapy and will give you the confidence to integrate it safely into your therapeutic work with clients. On passing the course, you will be eligible to receive a certificate in Focusing-Oriented Therapy from The International Focusing Institute, New York (TIFI).

The course is largely experiential, giving plenty of opportunity to practise integrating Focusing in various ways into your counselling/ psychotherapy practice. The aim is to encourage participants to find their own individual style in the way they offer Focusing-Oriented Therapy to their clients.

This is an in-person course. With two tutors and just six participants we are able to provide an exceptional holding experience that feels safe and supportive as you explore and deepen the practice of Focusing within your client work.

Course Content

  • the history of Focusing and how it developed from Client-Centred Therapy and the early collaboration of Eugene Gendlin and Carl Rogers

  • introducing Focusing into a therapy session

  • facilitating a Focusing process for your depressed/ anxious/ traumatised client

  • the use of Focusing language to enable clients to create distance from overwhelming feelings and explore difficult feelings safely

  • the exploration and integration of:

    • Whole Body Focusing
    • Bio-Spiritual Focusing
    • Inner Relationship Focusing - working with the inner critic and other 'parts'
    • creative resources: body maps, sand tray and art materials for facilitating a Focusing process with children and adults

Teaching Methods

The focus of the course is on experiential learning and therefore a good percentage of time is spent in dyads/ triads, experiencing, exploring, and practising aspects of theory.

Throughout the course, visual aids such as flip chart, creative/ interactive power point presentations, and video will be used to present aspects of theory. Live demonstrations with participants will be a feature of the course. Relevant reading material and handouts will be distributed where appropriate.


Supervision runs throughout the course. Each weekend time is given in group supervision to confidentially address any issues or questions you may have regarding clients. Additionally, each participant will be required to have two individual supervision sessions with each of the trainers.

Focusing Partnerships

Participants will be required to practise Focusing outside of course hours in a partnership with another course participant or an external Focusing partner for the duration of the course.


  • informal observation over the duration of the course

  • a reflective essay based on a recorded FOT session (with either a colleague, Focusing partner, or a friend/ family member)

  • a final practical assessment on the last weekend

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete our full application form (link below). The form should be emailed to:

    Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Therapy Application Form

  2. Click the 'Book Now' button on the right hand side of this page to reserve a place on the course.

NOTE: We cannot confirm your place on the course until your application form has been approved.

Fees and Payment

EARLY BIRD RATE: £1490 (You must register before the end of February 2022 for the early bird rate - NOW extended until 11th March)

Course Fee: £1550

A 10% non-refundable deposit Is payable upon acceptance onto the course.

Fees can be paid in full or in three equal instalments.

The remaining amount or the first instalment must be paid four weeks before the start of the course. Instalments are due in March, May and July.

A payment link will be sent by email to enable you to pay online. Alternatively you may pay by bank transfer.


You may cancel your place on the course any time up until 4 weeks before it commences and receive a full refund (excluding your non-refundable deposit). If you cancel after the 4-week deadline you will receive a 70% refund of your course fees (excluding your non-refundable deposit). Once the course has commenced no refunds can be issued. It is your responsibility to ensure you are available for the entire duration of the course. If the course is cancelled by Inner Focus you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


Upon completion of the course, you will feel confident in offering your own individual style of Focusing-Oriented Therapy within your clinical practice.

You will have an understanding of:

  • how to introduce Focusing to your clients;

  • how to facilitate a Focusing process in various ways, depending on your client and their presentation

  • how to use Focusing language to enable your client to create distance from their difficult feelings, and to be with their feelings in a safe way;

  • how to facilitate a Focusing process for your client using creative resources (e.g. body map, sand tray, art materials).

  • Saturday 30th April 2022
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 1st May 2022
    10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 28th May 2022
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 29th May 2022
    10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 25th June 2022
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 26th June 2022
    10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 23rd July 2022
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 24th July 2022
    10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 24th September 2022
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 25th September 2022
    10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 15th October 2022
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 16th October 2022
    10:00 - 15:00
EARLY BIRD No payment is due until your application form has been accepted and you have received an offer of a place.
FULL FEE No payment is due until your application form has been accepted and you have received an offer of a place.

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