Steps 2 Wellbeing: West Dorset

The Steps 2 Wellbeing West, North and Mid Dorset service provides psychological talking therapy for adults aged 18+ suffering from some of the following: • Depression and low mood • Problems with anxiety (including social anxiety and generalised anxiety) • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Specific Phobia • Panic Disorder • Stress. The service offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and Low Intensity Guided Self Help. It is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies National Programme.


01305 367051


Venue address
The Conifers Poundbury West Industrial Estate
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-17:00
Tue: 09:00-17:00
Wed: 09:00-17:00
Thu: 09:00-17:00
Fri: 09:00-17:00

Service Details

Additional Information
The service is free and confidential and covers West, Mid and North Dorset. Evening appointments can be offered but phone lines are not manned after 5pm. Information leaflets for services or patients can be requested by emailing Our service base is located at Poundbury Industrial Estate in Dorchester although treatment can be delivered in a number of venues across the region. There is a second site at The Annexe, Weymouth Community Hospital, Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth, DT4 7TB. The service offers assessment and weekly treatment appointments that are conducted either face to face, over the telephone, through group work or using CCBT (Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Most of our assessments are conducted by our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs). Our PWPs will explain how the sessions work, putting you at ease if worried. They’ll assess your needs and discuss different types of support we can provide. This will help you to make the right choice about what type of support you need. It also enables you to ask any questions you might have about the problems you are experiencing or the services that we provide.
Referral information
Self-referral can be made by logging on to or by phone on 01305 367051 or by visiting your GP. Service users must be registered with a Dorset GP. All referrals are screened by senior clinicians within a day of receipt. The admin team will then contact you and aim to book in an assessment within 28 days, with one of our clinicians. Before the assessment, you will be sent a Treatment and Confidentiality form and also a questionnaire to complete.
Age Range Details
18 years and above. Where appropriate though and the necessary safeguards are in place, individuals aged 17 years old may access the service where any treatment intervention is expected to progress beyond their 18th birthday.


Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible.
Parking availability information
There isn’t a designated drop off area but there is space for cars to pull up outside the venue for drop off/collection. Parking nearby. Please note that at the Weymouth Annexe site, there are no disabled parking spaces near the building but the main hospital on site does.
Toilet facility information
Toilets are not specifically designed for wheelchair users.
Other Facilities
Our separate parent/carer area would be our waiting room.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
The therapists have not had specific training for children / young people with SEND but the service is flexible in meeting the needs of any patient regardless of any long term health condition or disability that a client may have. Please call on 01305 367051 or email for information and guidance. We can discuss any specific needs in advance and will help to resolve any access issues as far as possible.

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Address: The Conifers  Poundbury West Industrial Estate  Dorchester  Dorset

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