Katherine Caffrey – Counselling, Supervision & Training

My story

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).

I worked for 8 years 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, and at the University of Liverpool, working with a variety of presenting issues, including suicidal risk and self-harm.

Currently, I have a private practice providing supervision and counselling in Southport, Merseyside, and run training courses, most recently using an online platform, and have provided risk workshops for the BACP CPD programme. In addition, I worked as a mental health trainer for Charlie Waller Trust for 3 years, working with colleges and universities to help them with Mental Health provision for their students and staff.



  • Dip Counselling
  • Dip Supervision
  • Dip Counselling Children & Young People
  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages
  • PGCE