Mr John Bate

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-06916

Location: St Peter Port

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, 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.

I am solution focussed - sometimes it is important to spend time talking about what has happened and sometimes it is better to be challenged, to process and to move to a better place.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I am a qualified counsellor with a Degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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