Steve Barker Counselling and Psychotherapy in Bournemouth,
Poole & Christchurch

Welcome. Coronavirus Update 0320202

September '20; COVID-19 Update:

Right now it's more important than ever to strengthen your mental health to better deal with the challenging times ahead. Especially so if you feel anxious or depressed.

I continue to work with new and existing clients in person, and will of course follow all Government guidelines.

I also work with clients online across the world via phone or video messaging.

Contact me now to see how easy, effective & helpful this can be for you.

Do you feel tired, stressed or depressed? Are you struggling with anxiety or panic attacks?

Have you suffered a trauma, bereavement, divorce, relationship or work crisis that you just can't deal with any more?

Do you lack the confidence or strength to deal with life, or are you struggling with a phobia, habit, negative/ limiting beliefs or intrusive thoughts that are holding you back?

I help many people get their lives back on track and I am confident that I can help you.

I'm Steve Barker - and I am uniquely placed to deliver effective, lasting solutions best suited to you.

Within easy reach of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch & Wimborne, I also offer confidential counselling & therapy via Skype or telephone to clients worldwide.

Contact me now to arrange your FREE initial consultation and feel better today

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I draw on a wide range of highly-effective, clinically-proven approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Psychotherpeutic and Counselling techniques so we can get your life back on track fast.

If you live in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne, Ferndown or Christchurch we can easily work together in person. If you live further away - or if you would prefer - we can work together over the 'phone or via online therapy through Skype, Zoom video services. I help clients from Canada to Iraq and I can help you.

Many of us go through times when we just need that extra help to get us through. Sometimes life throws us new challenges that we struggle with, or sometimes things from the past affect our happiness and well-being today.

Many people suffer for years with abuse, phobias, stress, anxiety or heartache. The loss of a loved one, divorce or the breakup of a relationship. Some have to face the daily ordeal of seemingly irrational panic attacks or develop self-sabotaging patterns of behaviour. Others have to contend with chronic pain, serious illness or live with unhealthy, life-threatening habits like smoking, alcoholism or drug addiction.

Before we know it, we become tired and the effects of ongoing stress & anxiety take their toll on our sleeping and waking lives. But it doesn't have to be this way; help is available here now

In coming here, you have taken the first step toward taking control of your life and together we can make you feel better - fast.

If you live in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch or Wimborne and are looking to work in person email me now to arrange your FREE initial personal consultation. If you live elsewhere or cannot get in to see me, we can work effectively via telephone or video calling; over half of my clients access my services this way now.


Counselling allows you to share your concerns in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. You can explore your thoughts and feelings to better help you gain perspective, understanding and comfort. Counselling is about giving you the opportunity to express yourself without advice or opinion - because sometimes we just need to be heard. Talking about it all will help, and if the matter is too difficult to talk about directly I can work with you context-free.


Some clients seek a deeper insight of their thought processes - or those of others they have to deal with. Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are tried & tested approaches that help us realise why we respond in certain ways and give us strategies to cope with & manage our lives more effectively. The Humanistic, person-centred elements of psychotherapy I practice will give you the understanding and tools to help you move your life on towards the balanced, successful and happy life you seek


Increasingly, many clients seek more rapid and dynamic approaches to turn their lives around.
Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Mindscaping deliver more immediate results to transform your life dramatically and permanently. The results are far more immediate than counselling or psychotherapy because we access your unconscious thought processes directly to help you fell better - fast.

Change happens best when change happens fast.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you, Steve! Talking things over with you was natural and easy and helped me end many years of depression"
J.T. from Bournemouth

"Working with Steve was the turning point of my life. He helped me make sense of what was happening and gave me the tools to move my life forward free from stress and anxiety"
M from Wimborne

Welcome. Pelhams House Kinson Bournemouth

Bournemouth Practice

By prior appointment Monday to Saturday within beautiful Pelhams House, Kinson, Bournemouth. Plenty of free parking and easily accessible from Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Wimborne.

Online & Telephone Practice

Effective change work by appointment via telephone, Skype or Zoom or video messaging services.

Contact me now for your FREE initial personal consultation

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Serious illness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Lack of confidence
  • Bereavement
  • Addiction
  • Difficult people
  • Redundancy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Affairs & Betrayals
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Family Issues
  • Childhood issues

    If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you have the following conditions I can help you manage:

  • Emotionally Unstable/Borderline Personality Disorder (EUPD/BPD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
  • Eating Disorders

    My practice is conveniently located within beautiful Pelhams House, Kinson (plenty of free parking) - about 15 minutes from Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Wimborne - or I can work with you via telephone or Skype/messenger.

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