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About us

Steven James Counselling helps you improve the quality of your life by assisting you to overcome your problems. We offer a welcoming, safe and supportive environment to all.

Our founder Dennis Schroder set up this charity in 2005 in memory of his son Steven, who passed away at the age of 20. Steven was severely disabled with cerebral palsy and also suffered from acute epilepsy.

Since our beginning we have grown considerably, now offering a team of highly qualified professional counsellors with many years of experience; that can work with a wide variety of difficulties and issues. We have a strong reputation, which is shown in the successful partnership working with local government and national charities.

Our accredited counsellors have several years of experience and are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Our approach is about supporting you to find your own answers.

Integrative counselling is a term used to describe an integration of many theories and is not tied to any single approach. This supports our view that no single approach works for every client so we create one together that works for you.

Any form of counselling or therapy is confidential; there is no discrimination on the basis of race, colour, physical disability or sexual orientation.

You are welcome to call us to discuss how best we can support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our counsellors are fully trained and are members of the BACP.

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.

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

We specialise in Gambling addiction and can provide FREE counselling where this is concerned.


Additional information

For issues related to Gambling addiction, we have a contract with Gamcare to provide FREE counselling.

For other counselling, our fees are £45 per 50 minute session (couples - £45 per 50 min session / £60 per 90 min session)

Steven James Practice, 52a Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9DZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme