What I offer
My second collection of poems Imperfect Beginnings due February 2023 with award winning Fly on the Wall Press. You can preorder by clicking on the graphic or the title.
Endorsements for the book
Viv Fogel’s poems are concerned with what she refers to as re-membering and dis-membering. Things have been torn apart and are in the process of being put together again. Themes of broken intimacy, traumatic family histories, uprooting, and the bloody trail of the Holocaust run through these moving poems, seeking and finding healing. George Szirtes
This is a book about love, loss and survival, a long life well-lived; an authentic account of disconnection and connection. These poems, set against the backdrop of a history of displacement, exile and trauma do not make a comfortable read, but a thoroughly worthwhile one, carrying the reader on a journey towards hope, healing and redemption. Jacqueline Saphra
A few words about Viv
Viv Fogel is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor who has been practising since 1985. She originally trained at the then called Psychosynthesis and Education Trust (now the Psychosynthesis Trust) where for many years she was a training supervisor. She currently supervises in private practice and by Zoom and Skype internationally.
Viv is also an energy psychotherapist and an EFTi certified Master EFT Practitioner and Trainer. She currently teaches psychotherapists, health practitioners and counsellors to incorporate energy psychology and EFT (tapping) into their clinical practices. She writes about her work, gives talks and workshops and is a founding member of the Energy Psychotherapy Network. See the Energy Psychotherapy page for more details.
As a psychotherapist Viv has trained in, experienced or been influenced by a variety of therapeutic approaches – Jungian, psychodynamic, existential, psychoanalytical, relational, Gestalt, art and movement therapy, and deep shamanic and portal work – but the core philosophy that she returns to is psychosynthesis which complements her energy psychotherapy work. In 2015 she co-founded, with Sue Fox, The Wellspring Group – which promotes the ideas and work of Roberto Assagioli – the originator of Psychosynthesis. See the Psychosynthesis page for more details.
“I work responsively, psycho-energetically and creatively: each person is an individual who draws from me a different ‘bespoke’ response. As Susie Orbach recently said – no one client will experience or perceive her as the same therapist – and for me each therapeutic relationship has its own language and form and is unique.
What teaching, psychosynthesis and energy psychology have all taught me – is to see the emergent potential at the heart of each person, and to help strengthen that sense of authentic self and the capacity for a more fulfilled and meaningful – even joyful life.”