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
ME19 4YU

63A High Street (off Little Mount Sion)
Tunbridge Wells

07947 831231

Saved Save profile

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


  • 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


Accredited register membership


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 information
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

Young people
Older adults