Focusing Practitioners



jo kennedy

Jo came to Focusing and somatic work after a background in the arts. She worked widely as an actress , writer and director before becoming a Focusing and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. 

Trained by leading Focusing teachers Ann Weiser-Cornell founder of Inner Relationship Focusing and Kevin McKevenue Whole Body Founder. Jo has been offering Focusing training for over Ten years in Australia.

Jo is a focusing co-ordinator with the International Focusing Institute, training focusing teachers around the world

Jo is also Somatic Experiencing Trauma Practitioner and a member of the International Somatic Experiencing Institute.

Contact details
phone: 0418 141 870

Abbotsford Convent Wellbeing Centre
Level 1, Room 48
1 St Helliers Street
Abbotsford, VIC 3067

New South Wales / Byron Bay

Alistair Mckinnon

Alistair fosters a safe space for you to develop your capacity to find greater clarity for the way forward and a deeper level of compassion for the challenges you face in life.

Many people experience a shift and some change from even one session...and often people will either want more sessions, or to move into a Focusing training program so they can learn and practice these skills on their own.

Alistair enjoys supporting people both one on one and in training programs, on line via Skype or Zoom.

Contact details
(+61) 0412 988 844

South Australia

Carolyn West

I am a certified Focusing Practitioner offering Individual sessions and small group trainings in Inner Relationship Focusing and Focusing Partnership (in person and online).

I've a teaching background in Waldorf Education, have explored various somatic body/based art therapies, and am a graduate of the Expressive Arts therapy programme at the Tamalpa Institute.

I bring Focusing and the arts together in WholebodyArts workshops (Life/Art explorations through movement, voice, writing, and various visual and tactile arts modalities).

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Western Australia / Israel

Hadas Sorenson

Master of Arts (MIECAT); Grad.Dip.Art Therapy (Anthroposophic); Post Grad. Dip. Group Facilitating; Adv. Dip. Psychophonetics Counselling / Psychotherapy. Reg. focusing teacher.

As a focusing teacher and a creative and experiential arts therapist, I offer sessions to individuals and to groups, incorporating focusing study with; nature observation, sculpting , painting and creative writing.

I am enthusiastic about bringing focusing to school communities ( teaching focusing as a language to all ages, which creates a culture of kindness), and to seniors
(focusing as a way to celebrate life and deal with limitations).

Contact details
+61 423 099 402


Rosie Smith

B (Couns), CFP

I am a Certified Focusing Practitioner and Counselling Psychotherapist. As an integrative practitioner I offer counselling sessions that utilise Focusing oriented techniques and expressive therapies.

I also conduct Focusing Guided Sessions and group trainings in Inner Relationship Focusing in person and on Skype

Contact details
0403 057 443