About Me

Renee (La Roi) Shuttleworth – I have years of training and practice with the Focusing method.  I am a Certified Focusing Professional (CFP) through the International Focusing Institute.  I have worked with guiding focusers since 2000.

I have learned to welcome – the good, the bad and the ugly in radical self acceptance and found that we can move forward and change when we make space for what is inside of us.

I was introducted to Focusing in the late 1980’s when I was in art school –  and I started to see a Focusing-Oriented Therapist that helped me learn to form a new relationship with myself.  Focusing changed my life and I would like to share this practice with others.

I offer one-on-one guided sessions, mentoring for Focusing Certification students, and classes to learn how to Focus.


Focusing Certification by the International Focusing Institute.
Trained with Coordinator marie sherry McDonald – with certifying coordinator Dr. Greg Madison

Focusing Oriented Therapy Complex Trauma
Training intensive with Jeffrey Morrison

I have attended numerous conferences, retreats and trainings since 1999.  I have trained with: Ann Wiser Cornell, Clelia Costo, Jeffrey Morrison, Dr. Greg Madison and many more.

I have taught Introductory workshops – assisting Dr. Greg Madison, and marie sherry McDonald.

I have had Focusing partners since 1999.

I have seen Focusing-Oriented Therapists for many many years – this personal work has changed my life.

Have worked with the International Focusing Institute for many years as a designer.  I had the distinct pleasure of working with Gene Gendlin and his wife Mary Hendricks Gendlin.

Other things about me

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts – with Painting and Drawing as my major. I have worked as a graphic and website designer for many years.  My painting is very much informed by my Focusing practice.

I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) – certified through the Yoga Alliance with many years of training with different teachers. Yoga and Focusing go together for me.

I live in London, England, UK with my husband.

Renee La Roi