Katherine Caffrey MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
I am currently unavailable for counselling clients though I have some availability for supervision on Thursday evenings
If you are considering counselling you may be suffering from depression, be feeling anxious or upset, or just have the feeling that 'something is not right'. I understand that making the decision to come to counselling is a big step, and may seem daunting or frightening, but it is the first step on the road to improved emotional health and well-being.
I have a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and experience of working with people who have brought many issues including:
- low self-esteem
- anxiety( including social anxiety)
- domestic violence
- relationship issues
- bereavement and loss.
I am not there to judge you, and you will be safe and supported whatever you bring.
I believe that each person knows themselves better than anyone, and I will work with you to find solutions that will both improve your well-being in the present and help you to be able to cope with issues that may arise in the future.
This may be achieved through talking or by participation in other therapeutic activities, such as relaxation exercises or Art therapy techniques. We work together to find what works best for you.
If you would like to talk, in confidence, to see if counselling is something that would work for you, you are welcome to email me or call with any questions, before making an appointment.
I have experience of working with adults from diverse backgrounds and ages, and also of counselling children and young adults.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.
I aim to provide a warm, safe, professional environment for you to explore all aspects of your client work. I will endeavour to encourage your development and effectiveness as a counsellor while ensuring that you maintain safe, professional and ethical standards of practice. The needs of your clients will be the main focus of our work, but also there will be time for you to look at your own needs, as I believe that your well-being is vital to ensure good working practice. This will include exploring any issues that arise that impact on your work, while maintaining the boundaries between supervision and personal therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling Supervision
- Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BA (Hons) Modern Languages
- PGCE (secondary education)
I have worked at various agencies including: Liverpool University Counselling Service, DVSS (West Lancs), Age Concern, Place2Be, and in addition to my private practice I currently work as a school counsellor in a high school in Cheshire.
Fully CRB checked
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
The cost of the introductory session is £30, and will last up to an hour.
During this session I will assess your situation and presenting issues and you will have a chance to discuss what you need and how you are feeling, and it will also allow you to make sure that you feel comfortable working with me - this is essential if the therapy is to be effective.
If you decide to proceed counselling normally takes place once a week, for 50 minutes.
Each session thereafter costs £30
Supervision sessions cost £35 per hour (£52.50 per 1.5 hour session)
You can email at any time with an enquiry, I will reply usually the same day.
I may not be able to answer telephone enquiries immediately, but if you leave your details I will call you back when I can. I have limited availability during school holidays.
Counselling and supervision appointments are available at the following times:
Wednesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 9pm
The counselling room is located on Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale, Southport
Upper Aughton road is a short walk from Birkdale village for main bus routes and train station. There is on-street parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wed 5pm - 9pm, Thursday 5pm-9pm School term times only for counselling clients.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I aim to provide a warm, safe, professional environment for you to explore all aspects of your client work.View supervision profile