Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Rossendale

Rossendale BB4
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist who works with adults from all backgrounds.

I work with a range of issues including anxiety, phobias, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, PTSD and trauma.

I chose initially to train as a person-centred counsellor, as the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are vitally important to developing a therapeutic alliance. It is my firm belief that it is “the relationship that heals” and as such, I like to develop a collaborative approach to working with all my clients.

In addition to my person-centred roots, I draw from various theories to meet each of my clients own unique requirements. These approaches include CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and EMDR.

I am a registered, accredited member of the BACP. I work within the private sector and alongside various EAP and insurers. As a result, I have experience working with clients from a range of industries and personal backgrounds.

Practice description

I am based in a private office in Rawtenstall, at the end of the M66 with easy access and free parking, and also offer both telephone and video counselling.

My first session

An initial meeting will allow us both to decide if we can work effectively together, and to establish your goals from therapy and beyond. It also enables me to make an informed choice about which approach would be best to meet your needs. I will explain the counselling contract I work to, which helps us both by providing a framework for the sessions we will undertake. Clients often describe that feeling heard and understood in this first meeting is therapeutic in itself and provides a sense of hope and direction for the future.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Trauma

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited