Katie Cakirer (BSc Hons Psychology, Graduate Dip. Counselling, MBACP)
With more than 20 years experience and training in Psychology, Counselling and Therapy I offer a safe, professional, friendly and confidential service for adults, young people and children in Chester presenting with difficulties including -
* Anxiety and panic attacks
* Anger management
* Relationship difficulties/marital breakdown
* Low Self Esteem/ Low Self Confidence
* Bereavement and loss
* Abuse (sexual, emotional, physical or financial)
* Parenting Techniques and support
... and much much (see below).
I work with short-term therapy (typically between 6 - 12 sessions), and long-term therapy for those who have more complex difficulties. This will be discussed during your intiall session, but there is always flexability in the way we work together and can be reviewed at any time.
Sessions are offered face to face in my modern, comfortable and accessible consulting rooms, or either via telephone, Skype or face time if you cannot travel to me.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (hons) Degree in Psychology
Diploma in Psychology
Introduction to Counselling Certificate
Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Certificate in Solution Focussed Therapy
Trained in Drawing and Talking Therapy
Trained in the use of Psychometric Testing
Training attended with the LGTB team - Lesbian, Gay, Transexual and Bisexual
Certificate in delivering and facilitating the Webster Stratton Parenting Programme
Certificate in delivering the Surviving Teenagers Parenting Programme
Attachment and Trauma Training
Level 1 and 2 training re: Adult Domestic Abuse
Over 20 years experience working with adults, young people and children on an individual and/or family basis, including:-
6 years experience working within a private psychological setting, to provide assessments and comprehensive psychological reports for Court
2 years voluntary experience working within a Charity setting (Mind) with clients presenting with complex issues
8 years experience working with children, young people and families within an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
2 year member of the Targeting Mental Health in Schools (TAMHS) Team
12 years experience of running a successful private practice
3 year (ongoing) school counsellor role at a prestigious top private school offering counselling to pupils aged 4-18years, staff consultation and training/psycho-educational workshops to staff and parents
Safeguarding Children Training - updated every year.
Enhanced DBS check
I am a Qualified member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - MBACP
I am a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) - MBPS
Member of the Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP) division of the BACP
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
Concessions offered for
I offer a free informal 30 minute telephone discussion prior to your initial appointment to determine whether I am able to help and to answer any questions you may have before we meet.
Fees are then £50.00 per 50 minute session for individuals and £75.00 for a 60 minute family and couples sessions. Telephone and Skype sessions are charged the same rates.
I operate a sliding scale for OAP's, Students and those who have financial difficulties
Payment accepted by either cash or via BACS online bank transfer
Organisations will be invoiced on a monthly basis
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics
I can offer day or evening appointments to suit
I am flexible with appointments
Qualified member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - MBACP
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) - MBPsS
Member of Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP)
My consulting rooms are set in a quiet, safe and secure environment. They are designed to offer you a modern and comfortable environment for you to feel safe to discuss your difficulties as you wish.
The consulting rooms are accessible from all motorways and are 5 minutes form the city centre. There is disabled access into the building and parking is available
Telephone Counselling and Skype are also available.
Services offered to other professionals including Insurance companies, Solicitors and G.P's