OAKTREE Therapy,Training & Research Institute

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  Francesca Shorrock BEd (Hons.); Dipl. Paed.; Prof. Tr.(Cert.) Psychotherapist in Advanced Clinical Training Psychotherapist in Advanced Clinical Training

Originally from Austria, I work as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice, as well as being a mum to twins. I am also a fully qualified teacher and personal adviser with over 14 years’ experience of personal development in groups and training in the UK and in Vienna, Austria. Before joining Oak Tree Therapy & Training full-time, I worked for the local authority, supporting young people with multiple and complex issues. Over the years I have trained in psychotherapy, life-coaching and meditation.

My areas of interest and expertise include relationship difficulties, parenting skills, post natal depression, fertility issues, anxiety, eating disorders, depression and issues around self -esteem.

I see my therapeutic role as two-fold: facilitating clients to develop personal insight; and also to provide them with the tools to change and realise their individual values and goals. I enjoy working creatively and using different techniques to facilitate the therapeutic process. I believe that every person is destined to live a happy, successful and fulfilled life.

Qualifications and Training

I am in my 9th year of advanced clinical training as a psychotherapist, whilst working towards a master’s degree in psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis) and registration. I adhere to the ethical framework of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).
I also possess an honours degree as a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and hold a Diploma in Paedagogics (Dipl. Paed.). While working for the local authority, I successfully completed an NVQ 4 in Advice and Guidance, which also equips me to work pragmatically with a wide range of issues, as well as psychologically.
As part of my on-going personal development I have attended neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) seminars with the internationally acclaimed life-coach Anthony Robbins as well as a number of seminars in Austria with “Coaching You”, the Mental Training and Life-Coaching Institute.

Professional Ethics

I am a registered member of the Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA). [ITA is a member organisation of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists - UKCP]. As an ethical practitioner all of my clinical work is supervised, further enhancing the safety, effectiveness and quality of my practice.

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