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Publications:  Focusing and Focusing-Oriented Therapy


Self-Therapy: A Focusing-oriented Guide.  Athens: Eurasia Publications (2022).

Review in Person-Centered Quarterly


The Focusing-Oriented Counselling Primer (second edition): A concise introduction (The Primers in Counselling Series)

The Focusing-Oriented Counselling Primer.  Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books.  Second (revised) edition (2021)


 Person-Centred Therapy: The Focusing-Oriented Approach.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2004).     Person-Centred Therapy: The Focusing-Oriented Approach

 'Focusing-oriented therapy'.   In P. Sanders (ed.) The Tribes of the Person-Centred Nation'.  Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books. Second edition, revised.  (2012). 


Differential response, diagnosis and the philosophy of the implicit

A brief guide to A Process Model  

A brief guide to Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning

... German translation: Kleine Einführung in ECM (Gendlin)

A new way of thinking about Focusing (2018)

Ethology and Gendlin's A Process Model  

Focusing and Buddhist meditation

Focusing on focusing

Focusing-oriented psychotherapy and Hua Yan philosophy

Focusing and relational depth

The notion of the implicit in the philosophy of psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, philosophical privacy and knowing what we feel

Talking of parts

Theory construction in TAE

When is the dream-time?

  See also Counselling/Psychotherapy section