About Me:

My name is John Bate, welcome to my website. My qualifications include a a Degree in Forensic Psychology, a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Certificate in Coaching; I maintain my Continuing Professional Development with regular training courses and research.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society and also a member of the National Counselling Society; I abide by the ethical framework of the National Counselling Society.

I use a Transpersonal Integrative counselling model which means that I have a variety of psychological and counselling approaches and 'tools' available to introduce, if appropriate. I start with a Person Centred approach and may integrate aspects of the following:

  • Transactional Analysis,

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,

  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy,

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming,

  • 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.

I love animals and am currently training up my puppy "Barley" who I hope will one day become a therapy dog...

Picture: this is me.

Picture: my puppy "Barley", training to be a therapy dog one day...

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