John Bate

Dip. Couns., BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology

John Bate’s qualifications include a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Degree in Forensic Psychology; and maintains his Continuing Professional Development with regular training courses and research.
He is a member of the British Psychological Society and also a member of the National Counselling Society; and abides by the ethical framework of the National Counselling Society.

John uses a Transpersonal Integrative counselling model which means that he has a variety of psychological and counselling approaches and ‘tools’ available to introduce, if appropriate.
He starts 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

John also uses creative methods where appropriate and if the patient is comfortable to do so. With children/young people he may draw on more creative and play-oriented processes rather than relying purely on one-to-one discussion.