Katie Checkley Dip.in Therapeutic Counselling ; MBACP. Beautiful You Counselling

Katie Checkley Dip.in Therapeutic Counselling ; MBACP. Beautiful You Counselling

Churchill Square
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent
ME19 4YU

63A High Street (off Little Mount Sion)
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1XU

07947 831231

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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. 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certification

  • 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

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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.

Further information

I work from two locations, Kings Hill West Malling and Tunbridge Wells. Parking at Kings Hill is free and plentiful. Parking in Tunbridge Wells is a little more tricky, but there is some street parking and many public car parks available in close vicinity. Tunbridge Wells station is also nearby.

Many clients have a preference for “Face to Face” counselling sessions but if you prefer we can explore the option of working together via a video link.

Maps & Directions

West Malling, ME19 4YU
Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XU

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

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

Availability

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults