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John Bate Dip. Couns., BSc (Hons) For. Psych.

Guernsey GY1 & Castel GY5
07781 169962 07781 169962 Registered / Accredited
Guernsey GY1 & Castel GY5

About me

I offer a professional, confidential and caring 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:

Transactional Analysis,
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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Breathing and breath control - training to help regulate your breath, with the significant benefits this brings to regulating your nervous system.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

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.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

I also offer Performance Coaching to help people with work or sport psychology.

5
Commercial Arcade
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 1LB

Castel
Guernsey
GY5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I can usually arrange a wheelchair accessible room - please get in touch to discuss possibilities.

Availability

Available Weekdays; please get in touch to arrange an initial meeting.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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John Bate   Dip. Couns., BSc (Hons) For. Psych.

John Bate Dip. Couns., BSc (Hons) For. Psych.