Claire Daplyn - CTA, UKCP, MBACP, UKATA Dip. TA Practice, BA (Hons)
I am am an empathic, respectful, fully qualified psychotherapist. I am also the owner and practice manager of Inner Space Counselling Ltd. in central Tunbridge Wells/Sevenoaks.
I view counselling and psychotherapy as a dynamic process, created between the two of us so I offer my clients the opportunity to work collaboratively with me in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Typically, my approach to psychotherapy is to play an active part. I intervene, reflect, share theory if appropriate, and ask questions. I am relaxed, straightforward and non-judgemental.
I am passionate about what I do and feel strongly that although psychotherapy can at times be emotionally challenging, it can also be exhilarating and life-enhancing.
I am always open to questions, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you would like to know.
Who I work with:
I work with adults and couples and have many years of experience working with:
- Attachment Disorders
- Boundary issues
- Carers of those who misuse substances
- Childhood abuse
- Domestic abuse
- Existential issues
- Individuals affected by suicide
- Relationship issues
- Self-esteem issues
- Separation and Divorce
- Terminal or life-limiting illness
- Work-related issues
What to do next:
Please feel free to get in touch via phone, email or the website - whatever medium feels most comfortable for you. At this point, you can ask me any questions you may have or simply book an appointment. I offer a free initial phone consultation so that we are able to talk and get a feel for one another before deciding whether to work together. There is absolutely no obligation to carry on working together after this.
I am a full member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy), UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis), European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). I work in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice of these professional bodies.
Training, qualifications & experience
To fully qualify as a TA psychotherapist involves extremely rigorous training. Successful candidates must have:
At least 900 hours of advanced training.
At least 750 hours experience of client work.
Passed a 24,000-word dissertation.
Been assessed by a panel of 4 experienced psychotherapists, during an oral exam.
Completed a Mental Health placement.
Have undergone at least 40 hours of personal therapy throughout their training.
Abide by the ethical rules of UKCP, UKATA, and EATA.
Integral to TA are the beliefs that:
1) People all have the same inherent worth
2) People can think for themselves, and therefore, are able to take responsibility for their decisions
3) People can change.
These fundamental beliefs result in a non-judgemental approach, focused around empowering the individual to improve their lives as and how they see fit. I work within a humanistic and integrative framework, and as such, tailor the work to the individual depending on what they bring to psychotherapy.
I am trained to work with a wide range of issues. I have a special interest in working with those suffering from anxiety, loss, trauma, and relationships.
I am a member of the UKCP, as well as UKATA, EATA, and the ITAA.
As well as working in private practice, I have previously worked as a volunteer counsellor for St. Catherine's Hospice, The Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre and with parents in schools within the Medway area. I have also run mental health workshops for the Crossways Community. I continue to run mental health training and workshops for local businesses and organisations.
All of my work is supervised by a qualified and UKCP registered supervisor.
- Fully Qualified Psychotherapist and Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA (P)) (2019)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (2016)
- Foundation Certificate Transactional Analysis (2011-2012)
- TA 101 (2011)
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts (2011)
- BA (Hons), English and European Literature [2.1], University of Warwick (1999)
- Trauma and Recovery (2011)
- Shame (2012)
- Severe and complex trauma (2012)
- Domestic Violence, Partner Abuse and Trauma (2012)
- Mindfulness (2012)
- Terminal illness, grief and bereavement (2013)
- Attachment, attachment disorders and trauma (2013)
- Advanced counselling skills (2013)
- Group counselling (2014)
- Parenting (2014)
- Neglect (2015)
- Relationship counselling (2016)
- Sexuality (2016)
- Aggression in relationships (2018)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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The initial consultation call is free of charge.
After this, for individuals, I charge £50 for an initial in-person assessment and then £60 for ongoing weekly therapy if you choose to continue. Individual therapy appointments last 50 minutes.
Couples are charged at £80 and are 1-hour appointments.
The therapy room is located in Central Tunbridge Wells, just a one minute walk from the Victoria Place Shopping Centre.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client