Janine McCafferty, Counsellor (FdA, MBACP)
Hello I'm Janine,
In the current climate many of us are feeling heightened anxiety and increased stress, which can exacerbate difficult thoughts and feelings we may already have. Taking the time to talk about your struggles, and focusing entirely on your own needs, can help to provide relief and improve your well-being.
At the moment I am offering sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or another online platform you’re comfortable with, or over the telephone.
My clients tell me that online/telephone sessions are as effective as meeting in person, some tell me they prefer the comfort and flexibility of meeting online or over the telephone.
I am a patient, compassionate counsellor with a gentle nature, who is easy to talk to.
I am interested in hearing how things are from your perspective, and I will give you space to talk through your struggles, at your own pace.
If you would like to speak with me, you can get in touch by sending an email using the buttons on this page, or call/text 01242 808 017, 07864 080740. I offer a free online/telephone introductory consultation, where we can meet and answer any questions you may have about counselling
There is no obligation to arrange a counselling session. I’m happy for you to contact me if you simply would like to have an introductory chat to see what may be helpful for you.
The fee for a 50 minute counselling session is £45.
Thanks for your visit, and I look forward to meeting you.
Thoughts from clients
"Thank you for believing in me when I couldn't see a way to believe in myself"
"Thank you so much for all your help, guidance and an ear to listen. It will be an experience I will always cherish because it got me through such a difficult time. Life changing. Thank you!"
"Thank you for your support Janine! I wanted to go to counselling for years and finally feel I have the tools to make steps and keep that ball moving, and a lot of that is down to you. It was very comforting to not feel so lonely at times and to feel your support throughout. Cannot thank you enough."
"Counselling has opened up a new world for me and it was the best decision I ever made!"
"I found my experience very positive and helpful. Janine was brilliant and helped me in so many ways."
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
Foundation Degree (FdA) in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Bereavement counselling after completing vocational training
Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Membership requires passing a proficiency examination, adherence to their ethical framework, regular supervision, and a commitment to engage in continuing personal and professional development.
I help people who are experiencing a period of distress in their life or with long-standing issues. I am experienced in helping clients navigate common difficulties such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, depression, and lack of meaning or direction in life.
I am the nominated counsellor for a local business, and provide support to employees through their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
Alongside my private practice, I also work as an assessor for a general counselling service in Gloucestershire, where I meet clients for their initial appointment to assess if counselling can be of help.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
15 minute online or telephone introductory consultation is free
50 minute online or telephone weekly counselling session is £45