Claire Daplyn - CTA, UKCP, MBACP, UKATA Dip. TA Practice, BA (Hons)

Claire Daplyn - CTA, UKCP, MBACP, UKATA Dip. TA Practice, BA (Hons)

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Inner Space Counselling
Red Brick
1 Mount Ephraim Road
Tunbridge Wells

Hollybush Lane
TN13 3TE

01892 249032

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About me

I am a psychotherapist who offers my clients the opportunity to work collaboratively with me in a safe, non-judgemental environment. I work with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues and have a particular interest in trauma, relationships, anxiety & grief therapy.

As well as working as a psychotherapist, I also manage Inner Space Counselling Ltd. which is a busy therapy practice based in Central Tunbridge Wells with further locations in Groombridge, St.Johns, and Sevenoaks. There are six therapists working for the practice with a variety of specialties including; teen issues, drug and alcohol addiction, self-harm, depression, OCD and eating disorders. You can learn more about our team via the website above.


I help people who are very stressed and anxious to manage their symptoms by exploring both the root causes of these anxious feelings as well as the elements which are sustaining them. For more information please follow;

Trauma and Abuse

I also help people heal from horrible experiences such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, car accidents and so on. For more information please follow;

Grief and Loss

In addition, I help those who've experienced terrible losses to heal & move forward. For more information please follow;

Couples and Relationships

I work with couples by offering an unbiased, supportive and non-judgemental approach in which both parties can work towards understanding, exploring and resolving the key issues in their relationship. For more information please follow;

Working Style

I will offer you the opportunity to talk openly in a confidential and secure environment and I will listen carefully, empathically and without judgment. I will treat you with respect and integrity and will tailor my therapeutic approach to support the changes you wish to make to the way you think, feel and behave and the ways you relate to others. For more information please follow;

Professional Bodies

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) and European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I work in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice of these professional bodies.

Transactional Analysis

My therapeutic background is in Transactional Analysis (TA), although I also incorporate some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques into my work where appropriate. Transactional Analysis centres on the roles you use to communicate with yourself and others and offers tools to support you in making life changes.

Further Information

Before deciding whether you'd like to work with me, please feel free to book in online for a free (no obligation) 15-minute phone consultation at any time or by calling our friendly reception team on 01892 249032 who would be happy to book a slot for you.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions and I will be happy to answer them.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist (CTA) and hold a Diploma in TA Practice (Psychotherapy). I am a Member of the UKCP, BACP and UKATA professional bodies and abide by the ethical codes of conduct of these organisations. My theoretical framework is humanistic and integrative with Transactional Analysis as my prime theoretical model.

My experience includes working with couples, adults and teenagers in both private practice and voluntary settings, covering a broad range of issues.

In addition to my CTA qualification and 4-year Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice, I have additional specialised training in Trauma and Recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Chronic Illness, Attachment Disorders and Relationship Difficulties.

I have extensive experience of working;

  • In both voluntary and private practice settings working with a wide variety of men, women, teenagers and couples.
  • With traumatised individuals to help them heal from horrific experiences.
  • In both a hospice and cancer drop-in centre working with individuals and their families suffering from chronic illness.
  • With bereaved individuals who have experienced terrible losses.
  • With couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties and would like to find a way forward.
  • With parents and teachers at schools in the Medway area focused on supporting troubled young people; helping them to shed the expectations of others and make their own decisions with confidence and clarity.

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  • Tunbridge Wells Therapy Room
  • Located in central Tunbridge Wells
  • Sevenoaks Therapy Room


Fees for ongoing therapy range from £50 - £80.

Further information

Counselling & Psychotherapy offer an opportunity to:

Discuss the problems and difficulties you may be experiencing in your life, in a safe and confidential environment with a supportive and non-judgmental therapist.

Develop greater insight and understanding of yourself, and how you relate to other people.

Gain knowledge of how your past affects how you live now in the present.

Identify and build on your strengths and inner resources.

Consider the changes you may wish to make in order to enhance your life, and decide on how best to achieve those changes.

Make those changes with the support of an ongoing therapeutic relationship.

Maps & Directions

Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1ET
Sevenoaks, TN13 3TE

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Weekdays with latest appointment time 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults