Katie Checkley Dip.in Therapeutic Counselling ; MBACP. Beautiful You Counselling
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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 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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
At Kings Hill, we have access to rooms which are able to accommodate those who have mobility issues.
I am available from a Tuesday to Friday, between the hours of 8am to 8pm.
Types of client