John Bate Dip. Couns., BSc (Hons) For. Psych.
I offer a professional, confidential and safe counselling service for adults and young people who want to improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
I regularly help people with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, trauma, addiction, OCD, anger, bereavement, low self-esteem, and current or historical sexual, psychological or physical abuse, as well as many other personal issues affecting mental health.
I start with a Person Centred approach and may integrate aspects of the following:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and Acceptance Commitment.
Dialectic Behavioural Therapy,
Neuro Linguistic Programming & the Rewind Technique.
I also use creative methods where appropriate and if you are comfortable to do so. With children/young people I may draw on more creative and play-oriented processes rather than relying purely on one-to-one discussion.
Please contact me today via email, phone or text for an initial chat, or to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Forensic Psychology and a Diploma in Counselling.
My continuing professional development includes various courses and training so that I am up-to-date with current practices and able to offer a range of therapeutic approaches which can be tailored to suit your needs.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
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Fees are £60.00 per session and I do ask for prepayment to confirm the initial booking please - I can accept Cash, Card or Bank Transfer. I do have a limited number of concessionary rate places which come available from time to time, if this could be relevant for you then please do ask.
I am registered with most health insurance companies; if your health insurance covers you for counselling/psychotherapy then it is likely that you can claim back the cost of counselling sessions. It is best to first check with your insurer and then I can either liaise with them, or I can give you a receipt to pass on.
I also offer Performance Coaching to help people with work or sport psychology.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can usually arrange a wheelchair accessible room - please get in touch to discuss possibilities.
Available Weekdays and Saturdays; please get in touch to arrange an initial meeting.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|