Tia Konieczna, UKCP, MBACP

Tia Konieczna, UKCP, MBACP

Tunbridge Wells

07905 607052

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Tunbridge Wells

07905 607052

About me


I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice in Tunbridge Wells and offer both daytime and evening appointments.

I have been trained in transpersonal psychotherapy which incorporates psychodynamic, person-centered and existential approaches and I have undertaken additional training in CBT and TA. For younger children I use play and creative therapies, having trained with PTUK.

I see clients for individual counselling, play and creative therapies and psychotherapy and have experience working therapeutically with a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger and violent behaviour
  • Relationship Issues
  • Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Gender Dysphoria and Gender Identity
  • Mental health issues
  • Disability and special needs
  • Infertility
  • Motherhood and family issues
  • Childhood Difficulties

I have over ten years of experience working in the care sector in a variety of settings, including residential children's homes, adult day care, and a therapeutic community for children.

I have worked therapeutically with both children and adults with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioural difficulties and personal histories of neglect, trauma and abuse.

Prior to my training as a psychotherapist I worked for a local charity, Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource, where among my varied activities I offered one to one emotional support to individuals experiencing and living with mental ill health.

I work with both adults and children (see www.birdhousetherapies.co.uk for children's services).

Training, qualifications & experience

2007 (Dip.Psych): Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

2007 -2011: As part of my continuing professional development I participated in an ongoing therapeutic group, exploring and working with body-centered mindfulness.

2012: Art Interventions in Therapy

2013: Foundations in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
          Working Therapeutically with Children
          Understanding Self-harm
          Working with Gender Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents

2014: TA 101: Foundation in Transactional Analysis

2015: PG Certificate in Therapeutic Play
          The Therapeutic use of Story, Metaphor and Narrative
          Helping Children with Anger
          Mindfulness Training (based on MBSR and MBCT)

2016: Certified Paws b Mindfulness teacher

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Assisted Conception and IVF


Adults and Children: £50 per session

Fees are payable at the end of each session either by cash or cheque or bank transfer.

I offer a free initial session as it can take time to find a therapist who feels right for you and I believe cost should not be a prohibitive factor.

Further information

I have a private practice in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and offer the following services:

  • Individual psychotherapy, counselling and play therapy for adults and children

I also work in Primary Schools in Kent and East Sussex offering play and creative therapies for children and counselling for staff.

I offer daytime appointments:
Monday: 8.30am-1.00pm
Tuesday: 8.30 am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Evening appointments:
Tuesday: 6 pm - 9.00 pm
Thursday: 6 pm - 9.00 pm

Maps & Directions

Tunbridge Wells, TN4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday 8.30am-1.00pm, Tuesday 8.30am-5.30pm, evening 6pm-9pm Wednesday 8.30am-1pm Thursday evening 6pm-9pm

Types of client

Young people