Contact Info:
Cape Town, Claremont 7708 SOUTH AFRICA

Catherine Johnson, M.A.

Certifying Coordinator
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist
Focusing Trainer

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist (FOT) Information:
Clinical Training: Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Licensed By: Health Professions Council of South Africa
FOT Specialty Areas: Trauma, Adults, Body Psychotherapy, Couples

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
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: FOT
Personal Statement about Training Program:
I am a Focusing trainer, co-ordinator-in-training, and psychologist in Cape Town, South Africa. Focusing has been transformative in my life, complemented by psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation. My work as a Focusing Professional rests on these 3 pillars as I open a learning-experiencing space for people seeking more satisfying connection with themselves and others, their spiritual lives, and nature. I mainly teach Focusing in groups where I use the medium of Focusing partnership. I also run practice groups for experienced Focusers and offer guided individual Focusing sessions. Within the field of Focusing, I am keenly exploring and integrating Wholebody Focusing. I am interested in the application of Focusing across a broad range of contexts, including personal development; counseling and psychotherapy; community building and effective leadership in business and organizations.

A Sample of my Work:
'It has been through the interest, commitment and drive of Father Kieran that I come to be on a small plane with my colleague and training assistant, Pat Oliver, landing at the tiny airport of Lanseria near Atteridgeville on a late autumn evening. We are about to meet the Leratong staff members whom Kieran has selected to be part of the Focusing training programme that will run from early June to late August.

First we meet Kagiso Sebopa, driver at Leratong. Travelling back to the township with the retreating sunlight on the red sand and scrubby open plains and hills, we learned something from Kagiso about what daily work is like at Leratong Hospice. The hardest part of Kagiso’s work is having to fetch patients who are in the late stages of Aids (the most common diagnosis Leratong’s patients are admitted with) and taking them in to the hospice.'

My Publications:
In 2008 Focusing Institute Newsletter: article on teaching Focusing in Business
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