About your Therapist/Trainer 

Pic001Hello I am Steve Leach. I am a Senior Accredited psychotherapist, Fellow for the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists and registered Hypnotherapist (GHR Snr. Accred.), a lecturer in Higher Education, an approved NHS clinical supervisor and a regular speaker at conferences and other events on various issues relating to trauma, emotional and behavioural problems, counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.  

Alongside my private practice as a therapist, supervisor and trainer I work with traumatised children and young people in residential childcare and, for several years I was the clinical lead for a private organisation, overseeing provision of several Therapeutic Communities as part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Community of Communities, I am also the former Chair of Counselling Northwest, a large network group for counsellors and psychotherapists based in Manchester and serving therapists throughout the North West: http://counselling-northwest.org.uk. I am the current chair of Halton Counsellors and Psychotherapists CPD Group. In addition to this for three years I was the Responsible Individual and Designated Safeguarding Officer for a childcare organisation in Liverpool, having oversight of several Children’s Homes ensuring that all provision met the Children’s Homes Regulations, 2015 for Ofsted and am also an Internal Moderator for a prominent training organisation delivering national awards in Manchester. 

Having trained with several prominent figures in psychotherapy, psychology and hypnosis I am able to synthesise approaches and offer a wider view within the training setting, as well as in my client work, ensuring the efficacy of individualised treatment plans for clients. Throughout my career I have continued my professional development at an academic level and hold a number of qualifications in different therapeutic approaches, including (but not limited to): Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).


I am a Senior Accredited member and Fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists and hold Senior Qualified Hypnotherapy Practitioner status under the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, I am also a member of The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and EMDR UK.

I have twenty years experience facilitating change in others through training, consultancy and therapy,  I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my practice and training. Over the last decade I have  managed and coordinated numerous services and projects and have strong links in health and social care, the private and public sector and education, my skills and expertise are recognised at a national level.

My dedication to the helping profession, students and clients is evident in my approach, when we meet you will experience this first hand. I am warm, genuine and passionate about helping and supporting others in overcoming their emotional and behavioural difficulties. 

I believe that change is inevitable but sometimes we need help in managing it. 

Steve delivering Specialist Trauma Training to members of The National Working Group

Steve delivering Specialist Trauma Training to members of The National Working Group