Dr. Elfie Hinterkopf

Dr Elfie Hinterkopf


Focusing Institute Certifying Coordinator

Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist


Personal Statement

I teach and train therapists to use Focusing in their sessions.
Focusing has been at the center of my life since 1973. It has helped me find meaning and given me a direction towards more right living, more life energy, and more peace. Because Focusing has been so important in my own life, my therapy, my teaching, and my supervision of therapists this work is tremendously rewarding.

I have offered Focusing training and supervision in many countries around the world.


Office 1: 8513 Cahill Drive, Austin, TX 78729


Public Contact Details:

telephone: 512-815-0076


email: wolken78@icloud.com

Languages: English

Professional Details:

Professional memberships with licensing or registering bodies:

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Academic and training qualifications:

Study with Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago.
Ph.D in Counseling Psychology


Therapeutic services:

o  Individual psychotherapy/counselling
o  Individual Focusing sessions (guided Focusing, not ongoing therapy)
o  Couple/Relationship therapy
o  Focusing-Oriented Coaching
o  Telephone sessions

Areas of special interest or advanced training:

Focusing and Dreams
Focusing and Spirituality


o I offer training groups to learn Focusing (open to the public)

o I offer individual sessions for people to learn Focusing (open to the public)

o I offer training in Focusing-oriented Therapy (for professionals)

o  Consultation and Supervision for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors

Details of these and any other services:

I offer these workshops and supervision out of my home in Austin, Texas. And I also do telephone counseling and supervision.


Recent Publications (5 years or less):

Integrating Spirituality in Counseling: A Manual for Using the Experiential Focusing Method, Elfie Hinterkopf, 2015, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London.