Catherine ( Kate ) Jeffs
My background is in publishing and education; I taught as a teacher in a Sixth Form College before working full-time as a counsellor. I use my interest in publishing and education in my current work as a student counsellor in HE and a counsellor in Private Practice. I am a member of BCA Birkbeck Counselling Association and an executive committee member, a forum liaison officer and the website editor.
I work as a psychodynamic counsellor and in private practice offer long-term and short-term contracts. I offer a confidential space to explore emotional and psychological difficulties. The focus in the sessions is in the 'here-and-now' while exploring the influence of past experiences, events, behaviour and relationships on the present. The clients are requested to register with a GP before starting counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have BA degree in Sociology & Social Anthropology; PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education FE; CELTA Certificate in English Language teaching to adults.
I trained at Birkbeck University and have MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling; Diploma in Student Counselling and a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling. I attended the Introduction in Group Work at IGA, Institute of Group Analysis and DIT Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy at the Anna Freud Institute.
I am BPC registered, May 2016 and BACP member MBACP 542117
I currently work as a Student Counsellor in HE and have a private practice. I worked as a psychological therapist in Complex Care team in a hospital for 7 years and as a counsellor in a GP Practice, Primary Care for 4 years.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My standard Fee is £40 per session.
Reduced fees are at my discretion and for long-term contracts ONLY.
I am located in Willesden Green within easy access of Willesden Green tube station, Jubilee Line; Brondesbury Park and Kensal Green on the Overground line and local buses. I am situated off Willesden High Road where there are numerous cafes and a local library. Unfortunately, I do not have wheelchair access.
I have consulting rooms in Central London near Farrington Station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have week day and evening and Saturday appointments available. I am not available from 5th - 12th September 2016