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The Inner Space Counselling practice was founded by Claire Daplyn in 2014 in Central Tunbridge Wells with the aim of connecting the public with experienced and committed practitioners working to alleviate emotional difficulties and promote psychological health.

Since this time the practice expanded to include expert therapists; Nancy, Leonie, Louise, Trevor and Sarah who have bought with them their specialist skills in counselling and psychotherapy to support increasing demand for local therapeutic services for adults and young people. You can read more about all of us in the biography section below.

As a team, our core values are:

  • A belief in the human potential for change and improvement

  • The importance of personal growth and long term health

  • The belief that therapy, in a safe and supportive setting, can help surmount many of life’s challenges

  • Recently, we have added further Inner Space therapy locations in West Kent to provide more options to clients from St.John's Area (Tunbridge Wells), Groombridge and Sevenoaks.

    Inner Space Therapists


Claire Daplyn

- Central Tunbridge Wells


I currently work with adults and couples 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. I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and 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

- Central Tunbridge Wells -


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.

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 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:


Nicola Farrugia

- Central Tunbridge Wells -


I offer one to one counselling and psychotherapy to young people (aged 16 plus) and adults. I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space in which to explore what matters to you. I believe that everybody has the ability to change and by working through any issues you bring I can support you through this transition and help you achieve your goals. I think that a lot is achieved by working in a relational way, whereby the relationship between the therapist and the client is an important part of the process.

 I am a Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and a Registered Member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis) and I follow their ethical codes and practices.

 I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy and I have also carried out further training in Sandplay, Working with Dreams, Self-Harm and Depression. I offer both long and short-term work and my experience includes working with the following:

Trevor Gray

- Sevenoaks -


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.

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.

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

Louise Samme

- Central Tunbridge Wells, St John's (T.Wells) and Groombridge -



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 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.

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:

Sarah Saunders

- Central Tunbridge Wells -


I understand coming to counselling can be daunting and I appreciate how important it is to find a therapist that feels right for you. I work in partnership with you to reach your goals in an empathic and non-judgemental way.

Originally trained as a general nurse I went on to work in schools with children, families and carers who experienced social emotional or behavioural difficulties. I have since completed a 4 year postgraduate course in Transactional Analysis and been awarded the UKATA Diploma in TA Practice.

I am a member of United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the European ATA. I work in accordance with their ethical codes and practices of these professional bodies.

I work short, medium and long term with adults aged 18 in the following areas: