Katie Cakirer

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BSc (Hons)Psy, PGDip Couns, MBACP, Trauma Informed Coach
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Chester, Cheshire, CH4 0DE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Psychotherapist, Narcissistic Abuse Expert, Somatic Trauma Informed Coach and Hypnotherapist.  My areas of specialism include working with those who have, or still are experiencing, Domestic Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse and Coercive Control to help support, educate and help you to understand, process and work through the trauma and other mental health difficulties this brings with it.

With more than 20 + years experience and training in Psychology, Counselling, Therapy and Somatic Trauma Informed Coaching, I offer a safe, professional, friendly and confidential service for adults presenting with difficulties including but not exclusive -

*Narcissistic Abuse *Domestic Abuse *Sexual Abuse *Controlling Relationships *Manipulation *Gaslighting *Trauma Bonding * Physical Abuse *Co-Dependancy *Financial Abuse *Coersion *Childhood Trauma *Relationship Difficulties

* Depression/Low Mood * Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Intrusive Thoughts and OCD *Low Self Esteem/Confidence and/or Self Worth * Bereavement and Loss
* Trauma (past and current) *Low/No Motivation *Disconnect

I am the CEO and Founder of the Breakthrough Therapy and Coaching Co and I work with both short-term and long-term therapy, for those who have more complex difficulties. This will be discussed during your initial session, but there is always flexibility in the way we work together and can be reviewed at any time.

I am also the CEO and Founder of ‘The Womens Breakthrough Coach’. A Coaching Practice that offers support and education to those experiencing or who have experienced Domestic Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse and/or Coercive Control.  Enabling women to breakthrough the barriers of Trauma, Anxiety and Fear to living an empowered life feeling Validated, Confident and Free. I run  a free safe and private Facebook group ‘The Women’s Breakthrough Lounge’.  Coaching can be a very helpful and useful 

Workshops and training are offered online and face to face on a monthly basis to organisations and the public

1:1 sessions are offered face to face in my modern, comfortable and accessible consulting rooms, or either via telephone, Teams or what’s app video call if you cannot/do not wish to 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    
Girls on Board Training

Level 1 and 2 training in Adult Domestic Abuse  
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Domestic Abuse
Diploma in Domestic Abuse (Distinction awarded)
Life Coaching Diploma (Distinction awarded)

Certificate in Trauma Informed Coaching

Certificate in Narcissistic Abuse Specialist Coaching

Certificate in Hypnotherapy

Trained in Somatic Trauma Informed Hyno-spotting

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

15 years experience (ongoing) of running a successful private practice ‘Chester Psychotherapy Service’, now called the Breakthrough Therapy and Coaching Company
7 years 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

CEO and founder of ‘The Women’s Breakthrough Coach’

Founding Brand Member of The Mental Wellbeing Company offering trauma informed and positive psychology workshops to school, organisations and public sector businesses

Workshops and training offered online and face to face on a monthly basis to organisations and the public

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

Member organisations

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

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Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free informal 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 will be discussed when you book your initial appointment and reduced rate packages are available.  Telephone and Teams sessions are charged the same rates

Payment accepted by either cash or via BACS online bank transfer

Organisations will be invoiced on a monthly basis

When I work

Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm

Further information

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.  There is disabled access into the building and parking is available

Telephone Counselling and Teams are also available.

Services offered to other professionals including Insurance companies, Solicitors and G.P's

Regus Offices - Broughton Shopping Park, 1st Floor Management Suits, Broughton, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 0DE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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An elevator is available to those who require it

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams