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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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I 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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Steven James Counselling

Steven James Counselling