Janine McCafferty

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello I'm Janine,

I am a 3rd year postgraduate student of Core Process Psychotherapy, a mindfulness-based approach underpinned by both Buddhism and Western psychology. This therapeutic approach explores our present experience of what is hurtful and painful, uncovering and reconnecting us with our potential for healing.

I have substantial experience as a qualified counsellor, having worked as a counsellor since 2016. My decision to train as a Core Process psychotherapist stemmed from a desire to deepen my therapeutic practice, and to explore what it means to be human: our suffering and potential for growth and transformation.

How I work 

I offer a compassionate, non-judgemental and inclusive therapeutic space to support you in talking about what matters most to you. You may want to understand yourself better, or to feel heard, supported and understood, or to explore a particular experience and how it has impacted you. 

I offer sessions in person on a weekly basis for 1 hour, and my fee is £50.

I work from a lovely quiet residential space, in the Lansdown area of Cheltenham.

My Therapeutic Approach

My therapeutic approach is the Core Process Psychotherapy model, which is a gentle, compassionate and embodied approach to psychotherapy. This model integrates both Western psychotherapy with Buddhist teachings which invite an exploration of what it is to be human, in particular human suffering and how to overcome it. 

The Core Process approach embraces all parts of our human experience: our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual experience of human life. Underpinning Core Process psychotherapy is a belief that at the core of our Being is a natural state of wellness, wisdom and health. My intention in the therapeutic relationship is to support re-connecting with this natural state of wellness.

At the heart of this approach is an intention to bring awareness to parts of yourself that might feel buried, or holding hurt and suffering. This therapeutic approach can encourage a sense of openness and curiosity to support healing.

Initial Consultation 

I am aware that choosing to start therapy is not always an easy decision. I offer an initial consultation to see if I am someone you are comfortable talking to, and to establish whether my way of working can support you in the way you need. There is no obligation to meet for further sessions.

You can get in touch by sending an email, or call/text 07864 080 740 or 01242 808 017 - if you call me and I don't answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you.

Thanks for your visit, and I look forward to meeting you.


Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

  • I am in my 3rd year of a 4 year Post Graduate Diploma in Core Process Psychotherapy with Karuna Institute  
  • I am a trainee member with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) 
  • I am a qualified counsellor after completing a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling, University of Gloucestershire 
  • I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 
  • Certificate in Bereavement counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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