Christine Bates MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Christine Bates  MBACP (Senior Accredited)

South Yorkshire
S12 3FA

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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; where necessary, I build on this training using intergrative techniques, ie cognitive processing, transactual analysis (TA) and CBT with the client's needs always central. At certain times in our lives we can all have the need for a non-judgemental, supportive, caring person to help us explore difficult issues.I will not be able to give you answers to your life issues, but I am here to help you explore your difficlties 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 requied.
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 Transactual Analysis - 2011
Certificate in Couples Counselling - 2011
PG Certificate in Counsellor Supervision - 2012 - York St John University
Counselling for Depression Certificate  - 2015

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 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 supervision and undertake continued professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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.  Training for up to 12 delegates @ £500 day.


£40 Initial counselling session - (£45 each additional session)
£60 for couples counselling

£60 - 1.5 hr supervision  (additional admin charges for invoicing employers)

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.

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

Maps & Directions


Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

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


Monday & Tuesday 5:30pm. Wednesday & Thursday 9am - 6pm. Friday 9am - 1pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

PG Certificate in Counsellor Supervision - York St John University (2012).

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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