The Inner Space Counselling practice was founded by Claire Daplyn in 2014 in Central Tunbridge Wells with the aim of connecting the public with experienced and committed practitioners working to alleviate emotional difficulties and promote psychological health.
Since this time the practice expanded to include expert therapists; Nancy, Louise, Sarah, Nicola and Sorrell who have bought with them their specialist skills in counselling and psychotherapy to support increasing demand for local therapeutic services for adults and young people. You can read more about all of us in the biography section below.
As a team, our core values are:
A belief in the human potential for change and improvement
The importance of personal growth and long term health
The belief that therapy, in a safe and supportive setting, can help surmount many of life’s challenges
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Inner Space Therapists
Claire - Central Tunbridge Wells -
Adults and Couples
I help people heal from horrible experiences such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, car accidents and so on. I also help those who've experienced terrible losses to heal & move forward.
I work from a central and secure Tunbridge Wells location and offer my clients the opportunity to work collaboratively with me in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
I am a Registered Member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy), UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I work in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice of these professional bodies.
My experience includes working with couples and individuals, in both private practice and voluntary settings, covering a broad range of issues. I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice.
I have extensive experience of working with ;
Nancy - Central Tunbridge Wells -
Adults and Couples
I provide counselling and therapy to adults and couples with a range of difficulties and believe all people have the capacity to change in order to achieve satisfaction and happiness in their lives.
Sometimes life can be stressful and overwhelming. People can often experience a sense of isolation in dealing with problems and how they are feeling – and this is normal. I work to help people to understand their experiences, listen and offer support to find solutions to cope, move forward and live a more fulfilling life.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I work in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice of these professional bodies.
My experience includes working in voluntary and private practice covering a wide range of issues. In addition to my 3 years training for a counselling Diploma in Transactional Analysis and Psychotherapy I have been awarded the UKATA Diploma in TA Practice.
I am experienced in working with:
Nicola - Central Tunbridge Wells -
Adults and Young People
I offer one to one counselling and psychotherapy to young people (aged 12 plus) and adults. I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space in which to explore what matters to you. I believe that everybody has the ability to change and by working through any issues you bring I can support you through this transition and help you achieve your goals. I think that a lot is achieved by working in a relational way, whereby the relationship between the therapist and the client is an important part of the process.
I am a Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and a Registered Member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis) and I follow their ethical codes and practices.
I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy and I have also carried out further training in Sandplay, Working with Dreams, Self-Harm and Depression. I offer both long and short-term work and my experience includes working with the following:
Louise - St John's (T.Wells) & Groombridge -
Adults and Groups
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and groups.
I use a client-centred, holistic and eclectic approach with all the people I interact with; ensuring I am respectful, positive, congruent and consistent in my approach. I prioritise building the therapeutic relationship collaboratively and relationally with the client.
I belong to the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and follow their ethical and professional codes of conduct.
I have worked in psychiatry and psychological services for over 20 years in the NHS, for voluntary organisations and in private practice.
My background was initially as a registered mental health nurse and I went on to complete 4 years training in Transactional Analysis Practice have been awarded the UKATA Diploma in TA Practice.
I have worked with clients in forensic, acute and community environments and have experience in the following areas:
Sarah - Central Tunbridge Wells -
I understand coming to counselling can be daunting and I appreciate how important it is to find a therapist that feels right for you. I work in partnership with you to reach your goals in an empathic and non-judgemental way.
Originally trained as a general nurse I went on to work in schools with children, families and carers who experienced social emotional or behavioural difficulties. I have since completed a 4 year postgraduate course in Transactional Analysis and been awarded the UKATA Diploma in TA Practice.
I am a member of United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the European ATA. I work in accordance with their ethical codes and practices of these professional bodies.
I work short, medium and long term with adults aged 18 in the following areas:
Sorrell - Sevenoaks & Central Tunbridge Wells -
Adults and Young People
I provide counselling and therapeutic services for individual adults and young people, offering a safe and confidential space for you to work on a short or long term basis. I aim to support you to look closely at yourself, your relationships and your wider life, to enable you to become more accepting of the past, support you to make the positive changes you wish to make and find a healthy balance to your life.
I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA) and have completed four years of advanced Clinical Training in TA psychotherapy. I have also done some advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Flash technique (a form of EMDR). As well as working privately with clients I have also worked as a school counsellor in a secondary school in West Sussex and for West Kent Cruse.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and works in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice of these professional bodies.
My professional career has included supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse and family survivors of suicide. I have also worked with adults and young people suffering from a range of emotional difficulties including:
Jacky - Central Tunbridge Wells & Wadhurst
Couples, Adults and Children (age 5+)
I provide counselling and psychotherapy to groups, adults and children of all ages. I work flexibly in the sense that I can offer both short term, solution focused therapy as well as longer term work of a more psychotherapeutic nature.
Although my formal training is in Transactional Analysis, I am able to adapt and incorporate different approaches in my work to specifically suit individual need. My belief however is that over and above any discipline or approach is the importance of the relationship forged between therapist and client and that this is the key to successful therapy. My training and wide experience means I have the knowledge to address a wide range of difficulties and presentations. I currently work in a variety of settings including in-patient/out patient work in the mental health sector and counselling in primary school settings.
I am an Accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) I am a member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis). I work in accordance with and abide by both their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice contained within these professional bodies.
I am UKATA Diploma qualified and hold an Accreditation Status with the BACP.
I have extensive experience working with:
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Child Related Issues
Issues relating to self – esteem