Clare Bate

Clare Bate

West Midlands

07793 497958

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West Midlands

07793 497958

About me

I am qualified to provide one to one counselling to everyone ... children, teenagers and adults. Counselling gives you a confidential place to go, someone to talk to, someone who will listen, and someone to explore your difficulties with, someone non-judgmental.

If you think Counselling could help you please read more about me and what I offer and feel free to contact me for an informal and confidential discussion.

I have been working as a Counsellor for 10 years. I have worked for local charity organisations based in Sandwell Wolverhampton and Dudley. I have also worked as a Counsellor and a Mentor with young people in several schools, colleges and educational settings providing confidential one to one creative, therapeutic counselling support.

I moved into working in educational settings where I supported adults, teenagers and children through their progress through school or college. I worked with both clients and their families to identify barriers, support and encourage personal progress through life. I also have extensive experience of working in the charity sector for organisations who provide therapeutic services to vulnerable people in the local community with a range of people from a diverse ethnic backgrounds. I have a good knowledge of the social issues that local communities face and the support systems in place in each local areas.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Approach).
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing Certificate.
  • Certificate in Educational Support
  • Accredited Voluntary Registered Member of the BACP
  • I adhere to BACP Ethics and Guidelines
  • I hold Professional Liability Insurance.

Additional Training and
Continuing Professional Development  (CPD)
I have completed a range of CPD training which is relevant to the client groups I have worked with they all add to the tool box approach I have to my work.

  • Drugs & Alcohol Awareness
  • Pregnancy Testing delivery and signposting
  • Delivering Sexual Health
  • Introduction and Advanced Practitioners¬† in Motivational Interviewing (Gestalt Based Therapy)
  • Mentoring Training
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Abuse, physical, emotional, sexual & neglect and its effects
  • Autism Awareness
  • Cultural practices
  • Anger Management
  • Self Harm
  • Safeguarding, children and vulnerable adults
  • Creatively Engaging Children Through Play
  • Behaviour Management
  • Mindfulness Meditation.
  • Suicide awareness
  • Equality & Diversity
  • I also have delivered interactive PHSE personal, social, health workshops to groups of young people in a variety of topics.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mentoring, Coaching


£40.00 per session
Concessions are available for people on low incomes and students

Maps & Directions

Halesowen, B63

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Week days and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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