Stephen Peake

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Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1BA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and a warm welcome, I’m Stephen.

My heart lies with helping children and young people to thrive, I have a gentle and calm approach, where I understand how daunting it can be for children and young people to come for therapy.

Through my experience working in a Young Offender’s Prison, High School’s, Children’s Social Care and CAMHS, I have seen how young people’s emotional state and struggles can often impact heavily on their ability to learn and thrive with the challenges of everyday life.

With all ages, I place great importance on building a trusting empathic therapeutic relationship, creating a safe confidential environment where children and young people are accepted and valued as they are. Therapy would allow the opportunity to explore, process and express feelings, building confidence to develop resilience and self-reflection, as well as exploring issues/experiences that are preventing children and young people reaching their full potential or causing emotional difficulties.

My work with young people has enabled them to navigate the changes and complexities of the adolescent years focusing on self-harm, suicidal thoughts, bullying, anxiety, low self-esteem, friendship group challenges, bereavement and changing family dynamics. I draw on a range of therapeutic models, depending on personal needs and preferences, including Person-Centred Therapy and foundations in CBT.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Hons in Person Centred Counselling 

Currently training in the foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

I have a wealth of experience working with adults, young people and children, having worked within Mental health services and Children’s social care for a period of over 19 years. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Brightstone Clinic, 11 Hope Street, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1BA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)