Biography

Katherine Caffrey MPACP (accred),
BA hons (modern languages), PGCE, Dip Counselling, Dip Supervision, Dip Counselling Children & Young People

Following an early career in education where I worked as a secondary school teacher, I began training in Person-Centred Counselling in 2007. I was awarded a Diploma in Counselling in February 2011. I value Rogers’ basic principles as the foundation for productive and successful therapeutic work, while exploring a variety of other techniques, such as Play Therapy, to enhance the work that I do.

In 2014 I achieved BACP accreditation and also completed a Diploma in Counselling Supervision, following an integrative approach which incorporates the Person-Centred model, with elements of Kadushin and Carroll.

In addition, I completed a specialist Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People in December 2015, following the SPICC model (sequentially planned integrative counselling for children).
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Currently I work part time as a counsellor at the University of Liverpool, and since 2012 I have had a part time contract to provide counselling at a high school in Cheshire for children aged 11 - 18, where I set up and established a professional and busy service for students. I work with a variety of presenting issues, including suicidal risk and self-harm.

I also have a small private practice providing supervision in Southport.

Why Hera
Hera is the ancient Greek goddess of motherhood and marriage, and the voice of reason in the often-volatile family of Greek gods, holding the family together through loyalty and firmness in equal measure.
Her name felt apt since she embodies the protection that good counselling provides for the young people and adults that will benefit from it.
“She put fresh heart and courage into every man.” Iliad, v.793