Katie Checkley

Dip.in Therapeutic Counselling ; MBACP. Beautiful You Counselling

About me

My career has been focused on caring for women, helping them to find their voice, and at times being their voice.

I worked in the NHS from 1982 to 2018. I started my career as a Registered Nurse. I became a Midwife in 1987, retiring in 2018. As a Midwife, I worked with all aspects to of midwifery care, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and as a Specialist Midwife in Perinatal mental Health.

After 5 years of study, I passed my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2017, and am now a fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I also work with clients at East Kent Rape Crisis Centre (EKRCC) and as a Bereavement Volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care.

My approach is Integrative with a Person Centred Foundation. What does this mean? It means that I work with you and holistically, drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit you, your personality, difficulties, and life experiences.

Although I work mostly with women in all aspects of therapeutic mental health care, but specialise in difficulties relating to abuse and trauma. I also support those who have been bereaved, experienced baby loss, and suffering from anxiety, or simply finding it hard to meet life’s challenges.

The initial session is an opportunity for you to see if my way of working suits your needs. It’s very important that you feel comfortable and that we are a good fit so speak.

It is also a space for you to share, what has brought you to therapy, to enable us to understand what you are looking for and what you would like to work on.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) with BACP Certification
  • Foundation for Infant Loss
  • Working with Female Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse Certification
  • Cruse Bereavement Awareness Course
  • Practitioner Skills For Eating Disorders
  • Registered Midwife
  • Registered General Nurse

Short Courses

  • How to work with shame in a therapeutic setting
  • Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Course
  • Recognising and Working with Dissociation
  • Attachment Theory: An Integrative Approach
  • Awareness of Trauma and Dissociation
  • A New Look at Attachment Theory
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • Working with Disclosure of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence
  • Treating Generalsed Anxiety and Panic Disorders.
  • Safeguarding
  • Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • Bereavement Care Skills Introduction, Day 1 and 2
  • Creative Skills
  • Bereavement and Learning Disabilities
  • Bereaved by Suicide
  • Sudden and Traumatic Death

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

My initial consultation fee is £25. The initial consultation is an opportunity for you to see if my way of working suits your needs. It is important that you feel that we are a good fit so to speak.

If after that first consultation you decide that you would like to continue, each subsequent session will cost £45 and all sessions last for 50 minutes.


I am available from a Tuesday to Thursday, between the hours of 8am to 8pm.

Further information

My counselling room is in Kings Hill, West Malling, where you will find plentiful and free parking.

Many clients have a preference for “Face to Face” counselling sessions but if you prefer I can offer the option of working together via a video link or telephone. Whichever makes you feel more comfortable.

Churchill Square
Kings Hill
West Malling
ME19 4YU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

At Kings Hill, we have access to rooms which are able to accommodate those who have mobility issues.

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