Katie Checkley of Beautiful You Counselling, Specialising in Abuse and Trauma in Kings Hill, Maidstone, Gravesend, Rochester, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells

Katie Checkley of Beautiful You Counselling, Specialising in Abuse and Trauma in Kings Hill, Maidstone, Gravesend, Rochester, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells
Suite 28, Building 10
Kings Hill, Kent ME19 4YU
My Name: Katie Checkley
Suite 28, Building 10
Kings Hill
Kent
ME19 4YU
My Name: Katie Checkley
What Type Of Therapy Do You Practise: Therapeutic Counsellor
I Specialise In:

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. I generally work with women of all ages, however, I am quite happy to engage with a man.

 

How Exactly Does Your Therapy Work?:

My approach is Integrative with a Person-Centred Foundation. I work with the client holistically, drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the clients personality, difficulties, and life experiences.

What kinds of symptoms have people who seek your services usually presenting with:

The issues which my clients bring can be quite varied, female sexual trauma, anxiety, bereavement, fertility issues, women’s health and baby loss.

How might your therapy have helped them: The provision of a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Somewhere where they can be whoever they need to be.

How Often Might A Client Typically Need To See You: Weekly. However, due to external or financial issues, some clients attend fortnightly.

What Is The Cost Of Your Sessions: I charge £25 for the initial session and if a client chooses to engage further, the charge is £45. All sessions last 50 minutes.

What Are Your Typical Working Hours/Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday. 8 am to 8 pm. I am based in Kings Hill but also have a therapy room in Tunbridge Wells.

Are your sessions/ suitable for: Physically Disabled People/Wheelchair Users/Those with additional needs Adults Teens/Young Adults: Suitable for Adults

When a client has completed all their therapy(s) with you, what do you hope to have changed for them, compared to when you first met them: An increased self-awareness, to enable them to move forward in the direction which they wish to follow.
A greater clarity for themselves regarding their issues.
A confidence that they have had their voice heard and been able to tell their truth.

What worries might a client have before contacting you to book : The issues which my clients bring can be quite varied, female sexual trauma, anxiety, bereavement, fertility issues, women’s health and baby loss.

Where did you train, and what qualifications did you recieve: 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

How long have you been practising for: Therapeutic Diploma in 2017. Practising counselling skills as a Specialist Midwife for Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health prior to becoming self-employed in 2018.

What is the name of your professional association (if any): BACP


What type of insurance do you have: Professional Liability insurance. Towergate

What Areas (Geographically) Can You Accept Clients From: Kings Hill, Maidstone, Gravesend, Rochester, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells

Do you do online sessions: Yes
Do you do telephone sessions: No
Is your therapy mobile (you travel to the client): No

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Listing Title: Katie Checkley of Beautiful You Counselling, Specialising in Abuse and Trauma in Kings Hill, Maidstone, Gravesend, Rochester, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells