Oak Tree Institute for Personal & Professional Development

Oak Tree Institute for Personal & Professional Development

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Gainsborough House
Fifth Floor, 109 Portland Street
City Centre
M1 6DN

0044 7984937924 / 0044 7984937924

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Gainsborough House
Fifth Floor, 109 Portland Street
City Centre
M1 6DN

0044 7984937924 / 0044 7984937924

About us

The Oak Tree Consultancy is dedicated to the provision of excellence in the areas of counselling, psychotherapy, coaching, psychological assessment, training, supervision and research. As a multicultural team, we offer culturally sensitive service, delivered in several native languages, including English, Polish, German and Greek.

Please also enquire about our Low Cost Clinic, for people receiving little or no income.

We adopt an 'integrative' approach, which is underpinned by the highest standards in ethical and research-informed practice, allowing clients to achieve their greatest potential using an approach co-created to meet individual or organisational needs. We believe every person is individual, and has the capacity to fully realise their unique qualities and strengths.

  • counselling & psychotherapy (also via email & SKYPE)
  • executive coaching & organisational consutlancy
  • clinical & non-clinical research
  • psychological assessments (medico-legal)
  • supervision & training

Experienced psychologists and psychotherapists Dr. Matthew Shorrock and Francesca Shorrock are the founders of Oak Tree Institute for Personal & Professional Development (known as The Mind Institute, across Europe (www.themindinstitute.at). With consultancy rooms in Manchester City Centre, and Vienna [Austria], they and their teams specialise in offering quality services in psychotherapy, coaching, organisational consultancy, supervision and training.

In recent years, 'Oak Tree' has flourished following numerous invitations to offer consultancy and professional psychological commentary for British television and radio programs. With a highly skilled and fully qualified team of therapists and consultants to support them, Matt and Francesca also enjoy running their popular private practice, writing books, and post-doctoral research in counselling and coaching psychology.

Please read on below to find out a little bit more about each of us:

Screen%20Shot%202016-10-11%20at%2012.07.DR MATTHEW SHORROCK - Director

With over 20 years experience working within the helping profession, including fifteen years experience of personal development in groups and training throughout Europe and Asia, my areas of expertise include difficulties in adult relationships, complex bereavement, phobias, psychological issues relating to fertility, and working with groups. I am currently writing a book on the growing phenomena of Internet addiction, including pornography, social networking, and gaming addictions.

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. I adapt my approach to meet the needs of my client, and hold the firm believe that a key part (tool) of the growth process is the actual relationship with whom I'm working.

BEd (Hons.); Dipl. Paed.; Prof. Tr.(Cert.)

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 teacherand personal adviser withover 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 believe that every person is destined to live a happy, successful and fulfilled life.

Screen%20Shot%202016-10-12%20at%2011.10.Dr KASIA WILK -
(** Able to work with clients in English and Polish languages.)
D.Couns (Psychology); B.Sc (Biopsychology, Honours Degree); MBPsS Consultant HCPC registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist.

I work as psychologist, counsellor and psychotherapy practitioner with children, young people and adults. Of Polish descent, I have spent most of my life living and working in Canada, but also have professional experiences working in Kenya. My diverse professional and cultural experiences include providing counselling and psychotherapy, social and life skills support, capacity development, and undertaking research in psychology and culture.


relationship issues
generalised anxiety disorder
family issues
affairs and betrayals
separation and divorce
panic disorder
bipolar disorder/manic depression
seasonal affective disorder (sad)
postnatal depression
personality disorders
low self-esteem
anger management
emotional abuse
sexual abuse
child related issues
attachment disorder
low self-confidence
eating disorders
drug abuse
sex addiction
binge-eating disorder
sex problems
asperger's syndrome
obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)
anorexia nervosa
bulimia nervosa
borderline personality disorder
body dysmorphic disorder
internet addiction
physical abuse
post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
narcissistic personality disorder
gender dysphoria
suicidal thoughts
work related stress
avoidant personality disorder
chronic fatigue syndrome/me
domestic violence
antisocial personality disorder
paranoid personality disorder
dependent personality disorder
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
carer support
learning difficulties
schizoid personality disorder
histrionic personality disorder
passive aggressive behaviour
schizotypal personality disorder
pregnancy and birth
tourette's syndrome
mental health issues

Training, qualifications & experience

All of our counsellors and psychotherapists are highly qualified and extensively experienced. Qualifications, trainings and professional memberships include:

BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist & HCPC Registered Applied Psychologist. Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).                

UKCP registered psychotherapists (the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists).

Registered members of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA), and the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA).                                                                                                           

Members of British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology (national & regional branches).

Professional members of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS), as a registered Acceptance Commitment Therapist (ACT) [Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT].

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Dr Matt Shorrock, the clinical lead at Oak Tree Institute for Personal & Professional Development, is also highly specialised in the treatment of internet addiction, and has written many scholarly articles and book chapters on the phenomenon.

See website for details www.oaktreetherapy.co.uk

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  • Oak Tree Consultancy (aka The Mind Institute in Europe)
  • Our consultancy rooms
  • Individual, couple or group therapy
  • Psychotherapy, counselling or coaching
  • Professional, ethical, friendly


We offer services to suit every budget. Contact Dr Matthew Shorrock for details: matt@oaktreetherapy.co.uk

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M1 6DN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Polish (native), German (native), Greek (native), French (advanced)


Days, evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Qualified clinical supervisor (PTSTA), UKCP registered psychotherapist, Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Applied Psychologist, & BPS Chartered Psychologist.

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