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Contact Info:
Phone: 44(0)7740200991
Website: Nigel Gibbons Counselling

Nigel Gibbons

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist
Focusing Trainer
Focusing Trainer Information:
  • I offer Focusing training in individual sessions.
  • I offer Focusing training in individual phone sessions.
  • I offer Focusing workshops.
  • I am available for public presentations.
  • I am available to travel to teach workshops.
Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Spirituality/Meditation, Creative process
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Creative Writing
Personal Statement about Training Program:
I work using Focusing as my core approach, and integrate it into my counselling, my work using therapeutic creative writing and the rest of my life. For me Focusing provides a heart to my work and life, and I try to allow that to touch all who I work with.

A Sample of my Work:
After Digging

Going down the narrow steps
in the half light into that
wonderland of tools and
broken toys and discarded
rubbish that was his treasure,
my father going down into
the cellar, making things.

The blacksmith of that tiny
Welsh village, small forge
tight space, yet so many
tools and bits of metal
that I didnít recognise,
my uncle Tommy
off to his smithy, creating,
making things.

And me, words, pens, paper,
the vast intricacies of my
computer, creating, discovering,
organising, going down into
myself, finding, uncovering
making things.

(written with inspiration from and appreciation of Seamus Heaney)

My Publications:
Writing for Wellbeing and Health: some personal reflections, Journal of Holisitic Healthcare, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Aug 2012, pp. 8 - 11​

Writing on the Hoof - instant poetry, Lapidus Journal, Summer 2011 Volume 5 Issue 3​

The Clock and Me, Writing Routes, Bolton G, Field V, and Thompson K (eds.), 2011, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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