Steve Barker Counselling and Psychotherapy in Bournemouth,
Poole & Christchurch

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I've helped many people to live happier, more fulfilling lives and I'm confident I can help you.

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Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or panic attacks? Have you suffered a trauma, bereavement, relationship or work crisis that you just can't deal with any more, or are you facing a new life challenge such as an illness or operation?

Are phobias, limiting beliefs, intrusive thoughts or chronic pain holding you back?

Maybe you just need more confidence to deal with life - or perhaps you are looking for rapid, effective ways to improve your performance & results in your work, business, or sport?

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I'm Steve Barker. I'm a highly experienced, certified practitioner and I deliver fast, effective and lasting solutions to help you live the life you really want.

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

January 5th 2021 - Face-to-Face Sessions Available

In line with the latest Government guidelines, I have a limited number of in-person sessions available and continue to offer online sessions via Zoom video messaging.

Just imagine...

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. But what if that 'stuck' feeling is a signal; a cue to take action?

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 simply wish to live cleaner, healthier lives.

Before we know it, we become tired and the effects of the 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

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, Wimborne or Dorset, email or text me now to arrange your FREE initial personal consultation. If you live elsewhere or cannot get in to see me, we can work effectively online via Zoom video calling; over half of my clients prefer to access my services this way.


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.

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

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Abuse
  • Weight Management
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Serious illness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Lack of confidence
  • Bereavement
  • Dealing with 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:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

    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 online via Zoom video messaging or over the telephone.

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