QS Counselling

Matt Quickenden-Smith, MBACP

Hello, my name is Matt and here is some insight into me and the way I work.

As an experienced, fully qualified, and registered counsellor, I understand that knowing where to start and how to tackle life's challenges can seem overwhelming and intimidating but I am here to help you through this process.  

Counselling is exciting, as well as maybe causing some anxiety, it provokes feelings as you start to make changes but by working together with me, I can help you to grow and change in a positive direction. 


My approach and experience

I offer a therapeutic space, both on-line and face-to-face, that is safe and non-judgemental and I look forward to helping you get to understand yourself a bit better and exploring resolutions to your problems and challenges. 

I am a BACP registered counsellor, trained as an integrative counsellor, specialising in the person-centred model, meaning I can use different therapeutic models to help you towards healing and self-discovery, but always recognise you as the “expert on yourself”. I will properly listen to your concerns, feelings and thoughts and be by your side for this journey. 

My approach is to work with you to find out what counselling will work best for you, whether that is one-off sessions for in-the-moment support, short-term focused therapy to explore a particular challenge, long-term open-ended therapy to explore deep-seated issues or ad-hoc counselling sessions when you need extra support. 

In using this approach we can work together and find a way to resolve the issues and challenges that brought you to counselling. 

Our first session

Our first session together is a combination of an assessment and any in-the-moment support I can offer. In this session, I will look to understand what brings you to seek out counselling now, what is currently happening in your life and how we can work together 

Before this session, I will send you an assessment form for you to fill out and return to me before the meeting By doing this we can make the best use of the time. Along with the assessment form there will be a copy of my terms and conditions that includes payment details and other information about how we can work together – this document is often referred to as a “counselling contract” and I will ask you to sign it and return to me before the initial session.

** I offer a 10% discount if six sessions are booked and paid for in advance ** contact me at matt@qscounselling.co.uk

Please use the form on the Contact Us page to get in touch, call on 07565 935 701 , visit my Facebook page or email me at matt@qscounselling.co.uk.

The counselling room

I have a private room that is a safe, confidential and non judgemental space to explore your feelings and emotional concerns.

Get in touch today

To make an enquiry please use the form on the Contact Us page,  call on 07565 935 701, visit my Facebook Page or email me at matt@qscounselling.co.uk.

“I find counselling works best when it is a collaborative experience, working together to rebalance and empower you.”

Matt Quickenden-Smith

“I was extremely reluctant to pursue any counselling - it would mean acknowledging that I needed help to sort some issues out. I discovered Matt via the internet and during an exploratory 'get to know each other' Zoom call, it felt easy to talk and discuss. This continued throughout our subsequent six sessions. Matt helped me put a positive framing on previous events and I feel much more resilient as a result. Finally deciding to undertake counselling and working with Matt has been so beneficial to my well-being. Thank you!”

T - England

“Matt at QS Counselling is very approachable, has always listened with care and kindness and is quick to respond should I have any queries.”

S - Macclesfield

BACP logo member number 397037

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Matt is a registered counsellor with the BACP, Register Number 397037, membership number 00921403

Office address: Delamere, Thornfield Avenue, Leek, Staffordshire. ST13 5BP

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