Ms Lynn Preston
Focusing Institute Certifying Coordinator
Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist
Certified Focusing Trainer
For the past thirty-five years I’ve been studying and teaching the intricacies of the kind of relatedness that deepens inner life – making the unsayable, sayable; the unbearable, bearable; and the unimaginable, possible. Beginning as two strangers, meeting as little as once or twice a week, a complex web of caring connectedness is developed. There are opportunities for new life to emerge. This unique kind of intimate partnership is surprising and unpredictable, yet grounded, I believe, in skillful, thoughtful spontaneity. It entails developing the type of personal and relational freedom that engages our deep inner longings and struggles and harnesses the developmental thrust of the therapy process.
Office 1: 100 W. Houston Street, New York, NY 10012
Public Contact Details:
Professional memberships with licensing or registering bodies:
LP (Licensed Psychoanalyst)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Academic and training qualifications:
MA, MS, LP
Faculty member of ICP (Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy)
Director of EPP (Experiential Psychotherapy Project) in NYC
o Individual psychotherapy/counselling
o Individual Focusing sessions (guided Focusing, not ongoing therapy)
o Focusing-Oriented Coaching
o Conflict Mediation
o Online/Skype sessions
o Telephone sessions
Areas of special interest or advanced training:
I have written and presented internationally on the integration of focusing and relational psychoanalysis. I have an abiding interest in experiential teaching, supervision and integrative processes. The pursuit of the living relationship between theory , philosophy and practice guides my teaching, writing and psychotherapy practice.
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 I offer training for organizations and teams
o Consultation and Supervision for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors
Details of these and any other services:
I offer training groups on Focusing-Oriented Therapy with an emphasis on the relational dimension of practice. I also have weekly reading seminars that explore both focusing-oriented and psychoanalytic articles. I have recently begun to do international phone and Skype seminars on the relational dimension of focusing-oriented therapy.
Recent Publications (5 years or less):
Preston,L., M.S., L.P., Shumsky,E., L.C.S.W. (2013). Toward an Integrative Sensibility: Conversing Across Theoretical Boundaries. Int. J. Psychoanal. Self Psychol., 8:309-327.
Preston, L. (2014) The Relational Heart of Focusing-oriented Psychotherapy. In Greg Madison (Ed.), (2014). Theory and practice of focusing-oriented psychotherapy-Beyond the talking cure. Volume I.pp 98-112. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.