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
- 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
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.