Dr. Matthew Shorrock CPysych; D.Couns; MA (Psych); BSc Hons (Pychol); CTA, PTSTA
Oak Tree Institute For Personal & Professional Development
5th Floor, Gainsborough House, 109 Portland Street
Manchester City Centre
0044 7984937924 / 0044 7984937924
I am a chartered counselling psychologist, counsellor, UKCP reg. psychotherapist, supervisor and professional trainer for Local Government and in private practice. I also work as a writer and researcher and have completed a doctorate program at the University of Manchester, as part of my research for a book concerning the treatment of Internet addiciton. I also work as an honorary lecturer as University of Manchester.
As a clinical consultant and coach I offer professional psychological commentary for British television and radio programs. Fully qualified and UKCP registered, I have trained in person-centred counselling and also psychotherapy (TA training as a Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy speciality - UKATA Registered; Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) - ACBS Registered i.e. mindfulness-based CBT therapist), and I am a certified professional trainer.
With over twenty years grounding within the helping professions, and with over fifteen years experience of personal development in groups and training throughout England, Europe and India my areas of expertise include trauma, difficulties in adult relationships, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and complex bereavement.
Prior to working as a psychotherapist, trainer and Clinical Director at Oak Tree Therapy, Training & Research Institute I have worked in the funeral sector, education, social work & Local Authority senior management.
I would describe myself as compassionate, dynamic and grounded. I hold a firm belief that every person is individual, and has the potential to fully realise their unique qualities. Academically speaking, my approach is integrative - relational, psychodynamic, existential, and cognitive behavioural - and underpinned by humanistic values. In ordinary terms, I adapt my approach to meet the needs of my client, and hold the firm belief that a key part (tool) of the growth process is the actual relationship with whom I'm working.
TYPICAL ISSUES PEOPLE BRING TO THE PRACTICE:
generalised anxiety disorder
affairs and betrayals
separation and divorce
bipolar disorder/manic depression
seasonal affective disorder (sad)
child related issues
obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)
borderline personality disorder
body dysmorphic disorder
post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
narcissistic personality disorder
work related stress
avoidant personality disorder
chronic fatigue syndrome/me
antisocial personality disorder
paranoid personality disorder
dependent personality disorder
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
schizoid personality disorder
histrionic personality disorder
passive aggressive behaviour
schizotypal personality disorder
pregnancy and birth
mental health issues
Training, qualifications & experience
Chartered Counselling Psychologist;
Counselling psychologist - Doctorate;
Fully qualified UKCP Registered Psychotherapist;
Masters Degree in TA Psychotherapy (with Distinction);
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) after undertaking five years advanced clinical training;
BSc. (Honours) Degree in Psychology;
Certificate in Counselling including three year training in person-centred Rogerian Counselling.
Consultancy for TV and Radio broadcasts.
Experienced individual, couple and group therapist.
Honorary Lecturer at University of Manchester.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2011 - 2015)
Shorrock, M. (2011). The philosophical challenges within counselling psychology: Can Egan’s Skilled Helper Model help? Counselling Psychology Review (26), 3, 63-74.
Humphrey, N., Wolpert, M., Hanley, T., Sefi, A. & Shorrock, M. (2012). Settings. In T. Hanley, N. Humphrey & C. Lennie (Eds). Adolescent Counselling Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice. London: Routledge.
Shorrock, M. P. (2012a). The pragmatic case study of Ed – A man who struggled with Internet addiction. Counselling Psychology Review (27), 2, 23-35.
Shorrock, M. P. (2013). Why people become Internet addicted: A qualitative meta-synthesis of studies that explore aetiology, predisposing factors and other antecedents to Internet addiction.
Shorrock, M. P. (2014). The Noose and the Net: Confessions of an Internet Addict. The Transactional Analyst (4), 1, 15-19. Shorrock, M. P. (2014). Pain is inevitable - Suffering is not. Austrian Journal of Occupational Therapy. TBC.
Shorrock, M. P. (2015) An in-depth exploration of the experience and sense-making of transactional analyst psychotherapists working with clients who present with Internet addiction. Internation Journal of Transactional Analaysis Research (6), 2, 31-54.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
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I operate a sliding scale of fees. I also have a limited number concessionary rate places that are available for people on low income, therapist trainees, unemployed or registered charities.
It's also possible to see one of the therapists working at my practice, all of whom I personally recruited and now supervise. Quality and excellence of service guaranteed!
See website for special offers and discounts.
After completing a professional doctorate in counselling psychology I hold dual professional status as a BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist (and HSPC registerered psychologist).
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists).
Registered Member of the Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA).
Registered with the European Association of Transaction Analyis (EATA).
Full member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Full member of the Division of Counselling Psychology (BPS).
As an ethical practitioner all of my clinical work is supervised, further enhancing the safety, effectiveness and quality of my practice.
As a dedicated practitioner I am committed to post doctoral training and research, and the provision of excellence in the field of supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Polish & German|
I personally manage a number of multicultural therapists working under my guidance and supervision (at Oak Tree). Daytime, evening & weekend app'ts. Polish & German services also available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Qualified clinical supervisor (PTSTA), UKCP registered psychotherapist, Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Applied Psychologist, & BPS Chartered Psychologist.View supervision profile