But will he take his advice?
Ste hears a secret conversation between John Paul and James, after it was caught on CCTV, and is convinced that something happened between the two ex-lovers.
After confronting his boyfriend, James, Ste isn't satisfied with his answer and resorts to asking John Paul himself.
When James later surprises Ste with flowers, Donna-Marie makes him wonder whether James is feeling guilty about something so he confronts him once again.
Furious, Ste searches for John Paul and finds him violently drunk. When he questions him about the betrayal, John-Paul punches Ste!
Shocked to discover that Ste has a black eye, James finds out that John Paul is responsible and confronts him about the assault. When John Paul gets angry again, James shares his own experience between his father, Mac, and advises him to seek professional help.
Hollyoaks continues Mondays - Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4