Clare Bate

Clare Bate

Wollaston
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8

Halesowen
West Midlands
B63

07793 497958

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Wollaston
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8

Halesowen
West Midlands
B63

07793 497958

About me

Are you facing difficulties , finding it hard to cope with life, feel overwhelmed  lacking in motivation, Counselling could help you please read more about me and what I offer.

We all face crisis in our lives from time to time, our mental health will go through difficulties just as our physical health.

I have been working as a Counsellor for over 10 years. I have worked in 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.

My range of expertise range from working with adults, teenagers and children I work with both clients and their families where appropriate to identify, difficulties and barriers. Supporting and encouraging 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.

Counselling gives you a confidential place to go, someone to talk to, who will listen, someone to explore your difficulties with in a safe secure environment.

I also offer telephone and internet online counselling should you find it harder to work with someone face to face.

I have experience working with a wide range of issues including... anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad or low, panic disorder, phobias, relationship issues including affairs and betrayal. Separation, divorce, bipolar, postnatal depression, abuse, personality disorders, child related issues, behaviour, defiance. trauma, addictions i.e. gambling, drugs, alcohol, internet addition. Suicidal thoughts, ideation, self harm to name but a few issues people face.

If you would like an informal confidential chat to see if counselling could be for you or you may want to find out more about the process of counselling get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • 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

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mentoring, Coaching

Fees

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

Maps & Directions

Stourbridge, DY8
Halesowen, B63

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Week days and evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme