This article describes how the experiential psychotherapist is carrying forward the client's process by creating a focusing connection with himself. Based on a fragment from a session with a client, it is explained what happens exactly in the experiential interaction between therapist and client and the terms 'Re-experiencing' (Ikemi, 2017) and 'crossing' from the focusing oriented therapy are introduced as crucial aspects of the therapeutic process. Subsequently, a metaphor describes how the focusing-oriented therapist, through his focusing attitude and by using his own experiencing and his existing as a real person, can bring about a carrying forward interaction for the client. In conclusion, a plea is made for a psycho-ecological approach to our therapeutic work.
The tPeP (Journal Person-centered experiential Psychotherapy) is the scientific journal for Dutch and Flemish psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, that work from, or are interested in a client-centered perspective.