The Inner Space Counselling practice was founded by Claire Daplyn in 2014 in central Tunbridge Wells with a view to providing easy access to therapy for individuals, couples and teens seeking support for a full range of emotional, relational and psychological issues. Nancy, Leonie, Louise and Trevor joined the practice in 2017, bringing their specialist skills in counselling and psychotherapy to support increasing demand for local therapeutic services .  Recently, we have expanded to provide more options to clients by offering additional therapeutic services from Sevenoaks.

Claire Daplyn


I work with individuals, couples and teens experiencing a range of issues and specialise in trauma, anxiety & grief therapy.

I help people heal from horrible experiences such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, car accidents and so on. I also help those who've experienced terrible losses to heal & move forward.

I work from a central and secure Tunbridge Wells location and offer my clients the opportunity to work collaboratively with me in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and 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.

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 4 year Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice, I have additional specialised training in Couples and Relationships, Trauma and Recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Chronic Illness and Attachment Disorders.

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 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.

Nancy Dalton


I provide counselling and therapy to adults and couples with a range of difficulties and believe all people have the capacity to change in order to achieve satisfaction and happiness in their lives.

Sometimes life can be stressful and overwhelming. People can often experience a sense of isolation in dealing with problems and how they are feeling – and this is normal. I work to help people to understand their experiences, listen and offer support to find solutions to cope, move forward and live a more fulfilling life.

My experience includes working in voluntary and private practice covering a wide range of issues. In addition to my 3 years training for a counselling Diploma in Transactional Analysis and Psychotherapy I have been awarded the UKATA Diploma in TA Practice. I also have training and experience working with people to heal through traumatic and life changing experiences, addiction, cancer, bereavement, loss, anxiety and depression.


I am experienced in working with:

  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  •  Depression and anxiety
  • The impact and healing following relationship break-up and divorce
  • Coping with bereavement and loss.
  • Self confidence and low self esteem issues
  • Couples

Leonie Cowl


I offer counselling, psychotherapy and emotional support to adults, young people and teenagers. I work in relationship with clients, providing a warm and safe space to explore and revisit areas of distress or confusion and together, find ways to heal and change.

Further to my degree in Psychology, I have completed 4 years advanced clinical training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and have been awarded the UKATA Diploma in TA Practice. 

In addition, I have completed specific training in the following areas:

  • Working with Adolescents
  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Attachment Issues
  • Modern Approaches to Eating Disorders
  • Bereavement Support

I have wide experience working short and long-term in voluntary and private settings with adults and adolescents aged 14 and over to address a range of issues and concerns including:

  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive behaviours
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Bereavement and loss

I am a member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis), EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis), UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and follow their ethical codes and practices.

Trevor Gray


I am a therapist and counsellor working one-on-one with adults and adolescents.

In addition to my 4 year Postgraduate Diploma in TA (Transactional Analysis) Practice, I have trained in and incorporated CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in my therapy.

As well as offering therapy for issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, abuse, personal relationships and self-esteem, I specialise in working in the fields of performing arts, sports and with those involved in performing at any level.

I have worked with professional musicians, singers, actors and dancers, as well as footballers, Team GB gymnasts and fencers, and been the Behavioural Therapist and Support Mentor at the Brit School for Performing Arts & Technology, as well as counselling students at Performers, a College for the Performing Arts.

I am experienced in:

  • Body Image
  • Coach/Teacher Issues
  • Coping with Pressure
  • Criticism
  • Eating Problems/Nutrition
  • Fear of Failing
  • Low Confidence
  • Motivation
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Retirement
  • Setting Goals

I am a Registered Member of BACP, UKATA and EATA, and follow their ethical codes and practices.

Louise Samme


I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and groups. 

I use a client-centred, holistic and eclectic approach with all the people I interact with; ensuring I am respectful, positive, congruent and consistent in my approach. I prioritise building the therapeutic relationship collaboratively and relationally with the client.

I have worked in psychiatry and psychological services for over 20 years in the NHS, for voluntary organisations and in private practice.

My background was initially as a registered mental health nurse and I went on to complete 4 years training in Transactional Analysis Practice have been awarded the UKATA Diploma in TA Practice.


I have worked with clients in forensic, acute and community environments and have experience in the following areas:


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Ante and post natal mental health
  • Stress
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Trauma
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Personality disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Anger issues

I belong to the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and follow their ethical and professional codes of conduct.