Christine Bates

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MBACP (Senior Accredited) Counsellor and Supervisor
Available for new clients
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SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire, S12 3FA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling is a very personal experience and it is important that you find the right counsellor for you. My core training is the Person-Centred Approach. This approach is built on a strong relationship of honesty and trust between the client and therapist using the core conditions of empathy, honesty and respect. Through experience, and appropriately, I build on this training using integrative techniques, such as cognitive processing, emotion focused therapy,  transactional analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with the client's needs always central to our work. At certain times in our lives we can all have the need for a non-judgemental, supportive, caring person to help us explore our difficult issues. I will not be able to give you answers to your life issues, but I am here to help you explore your difficulties and help you choose the best options for yourself.

Give me a ring or email me and see if you think I am the right counsellor for you!

I have experience with working with both male and female clients in both brief focused therapy and longer term work as required. I work with young adults from the age of 18 upwards.

I am happy to discuss your needs and assist you in finding the right support as and when you need it.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Snr Accred). I also hold registration with UKRCP. (United Kingdon Register of Counsellors and Psychologists).

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling - 2003
CTI Advanced Diploma in Counselling - 2005
TA101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis - 2011
Certificate in Couples Counselling - 2011
PG Certificate in Counsellor Supervision - 2012 - York St John University
Counselling for Depression Certificate  - 2015 - York St John University

Certificate in Intimate Partners Therapy - 2023 CICS

EMDR Training - 2024 - Mirablis Institute - Northern Ireland

I have 5.5 years experience of NHS counselling,  where  I worked within a number of GP surgeries within Rotherham as part of the IAPT Service. I have also previously worked offering telephone counselling for the IAPT Calderdale service. I managed the counselling service for Rotherham and Barnsley Mind for 4 years, taking redundancy from this in November 2018. I now work in private practice (Wed - Friday), and work as a bereavement counsellor with St Luke's Hospice (Monday and Tuesdays)

I attend regular/monthly personal supervision and undertake a minimum of 30 hours continued professional development in line with BACP requirements each year.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of counselling within further education and also specialist training in termination and post termination counselling.

I have written and delivered bespoke training for employers on Mental Health Awareness and Bereavement related issues.  I offer training for up to 12 delegates @ £500 day.

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 counselling session 
£60 for couples counselling

£82.50 - 1.5 hr supervision  (additional admin charges for invoicing employers)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Wednesday & Thursday 9am - 6pm

 Friday 9am - 3pm

Further information

Code of Ethics - BACP

Just a few minutes walking distance from White Lane supertram stop.
I am on a quiet street with easy parking.  There is a private W.C. for my therapy room.

My front porch is available as a waiting room for client who may use public transport and  arrive prior to the agreed start time.

Gleadless, SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire, S12 3FA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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There is a ramp into my therapy room that can be negotiated with care.

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From June 2024 I will have availability for new supervisees.

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