About me

My name is Tom Payne and I’m a qualified Clinical Psychologist. I work in the NHS and also offer private therapy in Tunbridge Wells or online. I can offer a confidential, non-judgmental and safe space to feel heard and make sense of your difficulties.

I am trained to work with a wide range of issues, drawing on different ways of working, including Psychodynamic, Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based approaches. In addition to therapy, I offer assessments, consultation and supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered with my profession’s regulator, the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (BSc.). I have over ten years’ experience working in the NHS in Primary, Secondary and Rehabilitation services. I have provided individual and group therapy, as well as training, supervision, consultation and reflective practice groups for healthcare staff. I bring cultural sensitivity due to my own life experiences and I speak fluent Spanish, so I can provide therapy in this language. I have worked with an extensive range of mental health and emotional difficulties, including:

  • Anxiety and panic
  • Depression, low mood and feeling sad
  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem and low self confidence
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Disillusionment/mid-life crises/feeling lost
  • Living with chronic health difficulties
  • Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Long-term difficulties related to childhood abuse or neglect
  • Managing overwhelming feelings

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


Additional information

My fees are £100 per 50-minute session.

Tunbridge Wells

Type of session

In person

Additional languages


Tom Payne

Tom Payne