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

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

Commercial Arcade
St Peter Port


07781 169962

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About me

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:

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.

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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.

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Guernsey, GY1 1LB
Castel, GY5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: 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

Young people
Older adults
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