Clare Bate BACP registered accredited member.

Clare Bate BACP registered accredited member.

West Midlands

07793 497958

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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


  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Approach).
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing Certificate.
  • Certificate in Educational Support
  • Accredited 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

Areas of counselling I deal with

        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
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access:


        Week days and evenings

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme

        Supervision & training

        I am currently in supervision training and able to offer supervision to counsellors at a reduced rate of £25.00 per session.

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