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25th May 2019 

Counselling Tunbridge Wells



SPA House,
18 Upper Grosvenor Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 2EP

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Welcome to our award winning practice at SPA House, on the first floor of a period building in central Tunbridge Wells. We have the benefit of 18 years’ working with common obstacles to wellbeing such as counselling for anxiety and counselling for postnatal depression.

We are currently the only private counselling service in Tunbridge Wells that offers additional specialist therapy such as Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy and ego-state therapy in the form of the DNMS. Our practice also offers Ego-state therapy..

Our counselling rooms are based in the centre of Tunbridge Wells close to a large multi-storey car park and around the corner from Royal Victoria Place. Off road parking available.

Appointment times in Tunbridge Wells.
Tuesday: 8.30 a.m - 8 pm.
Wednesday: 8.30 am - 8 pm.
Thursday: 8.30 am – 8 pm.
Friday: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm.
Saturday: 9.00 am - 1.30 pm.

We are available 7 days a week to receive new enquiries. Contact us now for a free confidential chat with an experienced therapist to discuss your options.

Contact a counsellor in Tunbridge Wells.


Therapy Fees.
Therapists: 65 per session.
Couples-Counselling: 85 per session.
Lead Therapist: 80 per session - Registered psychotherapist with private health insurers where fees may vary.

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Therapists in Tunbridge Wells

Tim Potter - Lead Therapist.
MBACP (Accred) & Registered. Member of the UK Chapter of Logotherapy.

Recognised as a psychotherapist with AXA PPP, Aviva, Bupa, Simply Health, Pru-Health, Medisure, Allianz and WPA.
I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor for 19 years. I have much experience working in private practice and private hospital settings as an individual and group counsellor. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, OCD...view counsellor profile.

Niall Crawley-Moore - Individual Therapist and couples-counsellor.
MBACP Registered

I have worked in several drug and alcohol recovery units in south London. Taken additional training in Volatile Substance Misuse, while working with clients in Non-Residential Medically Assisted Recovery and harm reduction programs. I also have experience working with Pre-bereavement (Anticipatory Grief) and bereaved clients......visit counsellor profile.

“From the first session, I felt supported without being judged” Anonymous, Tunbridge Wells, 2017

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Private Counselling in Tunbridge Wells

How might counselling help?
We will experience times in our lives when we feel our ability to cope is impaired. We might be clear about why this is and other times it feels more confusing to find a reason. Either way, counselling is likely to be beneficial and our Tunbridge Wells counsellors are prepared to work with you to find a way forward. The counsellor is impartial when enabling you to work through issues, find your own solutions, and guided through specific techniques. When facing up to a problem that is difficult to discuss, we ensure that we provide a supportive, safe, and confidential environment.


Can we help if counselling has not worked for you in the past?
It is no surprise that it might take more than one attempt to find the right counsellor in Tunbridge Wells. At face value, this seems to be down to nature’s way of deciding who we connect to. One factor might be the clients’ motivation to engage in the counselling process. Another factor might be the limitations of the counsellor themselves. We welcome anyone who is sceptical of therapy. We are happy to discuss any questions or reservations you might have.



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Tunbridge Wells counselling referrals

We can work cooperatively with a diverse range of healthcare professionals in Tunbridge Wells, who might refer you for counselling. Consultant Psychiatrists, G.P’s, Osteopaths, and other health specialists local to Tunbridge Wells frequently refer to our therapists. We receive most of our private referrals by word of mouth

No G.P referral is necessary for you to see a counsellor if you are self-paying, however, it may be required if you are seeking therapy via your private medical health insurers.

We continue to develop strong relationships locally in Tunbridge Wells. We have been published in the Spring edition of the Tunbridge Wells NCT magazine in 2017. We are passionate about raising awareness of private psychotherapy and counselling in the area.

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CBT therapy Tunbridge Wells

What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the favoured approach to therapy in the NHS. CBT is generally considered a short-term option to therapy from 4 to 18 sessions. In our experience, CBT tends to work well with a specific problem without complex or interrelated issues. CBT can be effective as part of an integrated approach to counselling or psychotherapy. We offer CBT from SPA House in Tunbridge Wells, and is often helpful for anxiety, panic, OCD, and depression.

CBT helps you to challenge the way you think, feel, and behave and teaches ways of coping with specific situations. Techniques are offered in mind of how we think (cognitive) and how we act or demonstrate (behavioural).

We may think in ways that are unhelpful to us; for example, catastrophising or over thinking where we overestimate the problem whilst underestimating our capacity to manage the problem. This has a high probability of influencing our behaviour. For example, we might avoid the situation. Avoidance is a safety behaviour which keeps us from resolving the problem.

Behavioural change can occur when coping strategies are engaged. The behavioural aspects of CBT are frequently the most effective in helping clients to help themselves, whereas the focus on the cognitive aspects of CBT, can be more appealing to a therapist, but they may find themselves entrenched in ‘thinking’ and can get stuck with the client. Effective behavioural change likely influences how we think and feel towards a situation.

Mindfulness-based CBT encourages clients to pay attention to the here and now through techniques heavily influenced by meditation and yoga. Mindfulness-based CBT has seen a rise in popularity in recent years and borrows heavily from other forms of therapy, such as Gestalt therapy and Logotherapy.

Make an appointment in Tunbridge Wells for CBT with one of our therapists.


We offer specialised therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

CBT for OCD in Tunbridge Wells.


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Logotherapy in Tunbridge Wells

What is Logotherapy?
Logos is Greek for meaning. Happiness is a by-product of having meaning in your life. Logotherapy defines that meaning is the force of life. This approach is effective with anxiety, addiction, depression, identity, and stress. This is because the techniques associated with Logotherapy aim to meet the deficits that occur when we are leading an unfulfilled life.

The therapy consists of working towards responsibility, the minimisation, (and eventual ending) of symptoms.

Dr. Viktor Frankl believed that we all harbour the will to find meaning. When we are affected by meaninglessness it creates an 'existential vacuum'. Feeling despondent, bored, alone (invisible), lethargic and unmotivated. When we feel this way, basic tasks seem hard.

Dr Frankl formed the basis of his ideas as a result of his experiences as a Holocaust survivor as an inmate at Auschwitz throughout the second world war. He documented his experiences explicitly in a book entitled 'Man's search for meaning'.

Through his brutal experience, Dr Viktor Frankl became passionate about the notion that we can find meaning from unavoidable suffering, which formed the basis for Logotherapy.

Logotherapy is a collaborative approach to therapy with specific techniques. Logotherapy is easily integrated into most approaches to therapy. This form of therapy is available in Tunbridge Wells from our rooms at SPA House near the town centre. We are the only providers of Logotherapy in the area.

Contact a counsellor in Tunbridge Wells.


Are you becoming increasingly consumed by worry and overthinking?

Counselling for anxiety in Tunbridge Wells.




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Ego State Therapy in Tunbridge Wells

In Tunbridge Wells, we provide a specialised form of ego-state therapy. Specifically, the therapy is called the DNMS, as devised by Shirley Jean Schmidt. The DNMS (Developmental Needs Meets Strategy) is a form of self-reparenting therapy that is a client centred ego state therapy.

The DNMS has a series of protocols to work through in sessions. It is an approach that can work with a wide range of issues and is informed by EMDR, attachment theory, self-reparenting therapy, mirror neurons and developmental psychology.

At the time of writing, we are the only providers listed on the DNMS website in the South of England and one of a very few qualified in Europe.

Contact a counsellor in Tunbridge Wells.



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Private parking at SPA House

Visitor guide for parking at SPA House.

Please park in bay 9 marked in blue.

Use bay 8 as an alternative only.

We do not have permission to use any other parking space.

The allocated space is for the use of clients coming for counselling and cannot be used for any other purpose.

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Tim Potter - MBACP (Accred) & Registered - Member of the UK Chapter of Logotherapy

ROLE - Lead Therapist.
A recognised psychotherapist with AXA PPP, Bupa, Aviva, Simply Health, Pru-Health, WPA, Allianz, Medisure.

SPECIALISM: Psychotherapy, counselling, CBT, Logotherapy, DNMS - Ego state therapy.

WAY OF WORKING.
I offer empathy and compassion in a non-judgmental environment from private counselling rooms in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street, central London.

It is important to me that counselling is user-centred, which means that I include you when agreeing our work together. This places you in charge of what you would like to gain from therapy. Where appropriate I am able to integrate my approach to what is developmentally needed in the therapy work. I regularly monitor how clients experience counselling because this helps to keep focused on what we have agreed to do. This approach underpins my attitude to therapy regardless of approach.

As a counsellor, I work with common issues that affect wellbeing and can work in short-term counselling. I also work with more complex issues in long term in psychotherapy.

Originally, I qualified in Humanistic therapeutic counselling (Person-centred therapy, T.A, and Gestalt) in 2000; with subsequent training in psychodynamic counselling and Self-Reparenting techniques. I have training in CBT and have specific training using CBT for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Most recently, I have trained in Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy, obtaining the qualification of Diplomate clinician in Logotherapy. This has influenced how I practice as a therapist.

COUNSELLING EXPERIENCE.
I have 19 years experience in therapy roles, with extensive experience working from private hospital & private practice settings.

I have worked as an individual & group therapist, both at the Priory, and Cygnet Hospital, where I have worked therapeutically on the general therapy programme for anxiety and depression. I also have experience with Addiction Programmes, Eating Disorder Unit, Adolescent Unit and the Mother & Baby Unit for Postnatal Depression.

When working with addiction, I have gained significant experience working in alcohol counselling; and working with adult children of alcoholics, and codependency. I am very familiar with the 12-step process of addiction recovery. Clients gaining support from A/A, Coda, O/A, SLAA, N/A and Al-Anon are welcome.

In addition to private practice, I have been a reviewer and developer of exam papers and mark schemes for psychotherapeutic counselling studies Level 2 to Level 6, with both AQA and AIM Awards. I have also worked under a contract for hire with the BACP working on the certificate of proficiency which is the process of how counsellors can be registered.

I teach counselling at CPCAB Levels 3, 4 & 5 and have co-authored/co-facilitated a Diploma in Supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Allied Healthcare Professionals.



FEES:

Self Paying - 80
AXA PPP - 85.
Bupa - 60.
All other insurers: 100.

The fee is paid by the client at the time of the session. The client then claims back from the insurers using the receipt issued by the counsellor. This system excludes AXA PPP & Bupa because the counsellor will claim from the insurance company directly.

ARRANGE APPOINTMENT: Contact Tim Potter.


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Niall Crawley-Moore MBACP (Reg)

ROLE
External Therapist

LOCATION
Tunbridge Wells TN1 and Liverpool Street EC2M.

CONTACT DETAILS
[email protected]

SPECIALISM:Couples-counselling, individual therapy, volatile substance misuse, anticipatory grief counselling.

WAY OF WORKING
I value the unique individual qualities which you already hold and firmly believe everyone has the capacity to think and therefore take responsibility for their life.

My style is to work with you collaboratively, empathetically listening to your story, without judgement. I provide a confidential, safe space centred around you. We’ll explore any difficulties that you might be facing, these may include deeply buried stressful or emotional feelings, thoughts and beliefs, inspiring you to find your own answers.

I trained in Humanistic Integrative counselling. I consider all human beings are worthy of respect acknowledging they have within them an in-built desire to achieve their full potential with a powerful desire for growth with a goal towards positive change. The beauty of Integrative Therapy is its versatility. I have the freedom to flow seamlessly from one approach to another, as no one approach is necessarily flexible enough to be helpful to all. I have blended the most potent ingredients from Gestalt Therapy, Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, and the Egan Three Stage Model. This gives me the scope to tailor and adapt each session to the unique needs and individual circumstances you may hold. I also incorporate mindfulness, meditation, and experiential approaches into my practice.

Background and Counselling experience

I have lived and worked with people who identify from many differing gender, cultural, socio-economic and diverse environments. I’ve worked in the construction, fishing and farming industries in various locations around the world. I also developed and produced many award-winning products while involved in the food industry, prior to retraining as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

I have worked in several drug and alcohol recovery units in south London. Taking additional training in Volatile Substance Misuse, while working with clients in Non-Residential Medically Assisted Recovery and harm reduction programs. I also volunteer in a hospice working with Pre-bereavement (Anticipatory Grief) and bereaved clients.

I have a broad depth of working with clients experiencing Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Relationship Issues, Substance Misuse, Domestic violence, Sexual and Psychological abuse, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Depression, Flashbacks, Loss of Children from Miscarry, Abortion and Social Service and Criminal Justice Interventions.

“We are all born with the potential for growth and a capacity to embrace change”

I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling obtained at the Wealden Institute along with TA101 and Re-Solv Volatile Substance Abuse Professional Training.

SELF PAYMENT THERAPY FEES
Tunbridge Wells
65 individual counselling.
85 couples-counselling.


ARRANGE APPOINTMENT: Contact Niall Crawley-Moore. I will respond to any questions you may have.


Private Healthcare Award Winners 2019

We are pleased to accept the award of 'Leading practitioner in Anxiety and Depression Psychotherapy 2019.'

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Group Therapy Tunbridge Wells

Anxiety therapy group in Tunbridge Wells.
Confidence and self-esteem group in Tunbridge Wells.

Please note that our group therapy programmes are held at the address found below which is different to where we hold individual counselling in Tunbridge Wells.



Richmond Terrace
49 London Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1DT




Anxiety Therapy Group Tunbridge Wells.

Autumn/Winter 10-week course – 9.30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.
Dates:
September the 11th, 18th & 25th.
October the 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th.
November the 13th, 20th & 27th.

Suitable for people who:
Describe their experience of anxiety as mild to moderate.
Are Frequently worried.
Are prone to overthink.
Are open to working in small groups.
Are prepared to work on themselves in-between sessions.

This group is unsuitable to help:
Dual issues/dual diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder or addiction.
Specific phobias.
Trauma.
Counsellors looking for CPD.

The anxiety therapy group is a 10-week coaching programme suitable for 6 to 7 people per group. The programme is run by a tangibly experienced therapist who will offer you a group experience that combines time, talking and techniques. The techniques are influenced by a range of sources throughout 20 years of practice.

The programme is written and facilitated by Tim Potter who has experience of psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups since 2000. And is experienced in counselling education both as a lecturer and as a reviewer of counselling exam papers. Tim has worked with anxiety sufferers both individually in private practice as well as in a group. The work is likely to be tailored to the needs of the group.

Process of enrollment:
1: Using the email contact form, explicitly stating which course you would like to join.
2. We will arrange an informal discussion either by phone or in-person to assess suitability for the course and go through any questions you might have.

Price: 225 for 10 weeks.
Payment accepted in 3 instalments or in full.


Counselling Tunbridge Wells. Coaching self esteem counselling.

Confidence and self-esteem group Tunbridge Wells.

Is self-criticism keeping you from feeling confident?
Dates:

Autumn/Winter 10-week course – 11.15 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Dates:
September the 11th, 18th & 25th.
October the 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th.
November the 13th, 20th & 27th.

Suitable for people who:
Want to improve confidence and self-esteem.
Would like to express their needs and wants clearly.
Want to be able to say no!
May relate to issues of co-dependency.
May relate to ACoA.
Are willing to develop clear goals.
Are open to working in small groups.
Are prepared to work on themselves in-between sessions.

May be unhelpful for:
People who endure chronic obstacles to health and well being which require a specialist psychological service.

The programme is run over 10-weeks and suitable for 6 to 7 people per group. The programme is run by a tangibly experienced therapist who will offer you a group experience that combines time, talking and techniques. The techniques are influenced by a range of sources throughout 20 years of practice.

The programme is written and facilitated by Tim Potter who has experience of psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups since 2000. And is experienced in counselling education both as a lecturer and as a reviewer of counselling exam papers. The work is likely to be tailored to the needs of the group, with the focus on being the development of your confidence and self-esteem.

Process of enrollment:
1: Use the email contact form to get in touch, explicitly stating which course you would like to join.
2. We will arrange an informal discussion either by phone or in-person to assess suitability for the course and go through any questions you might have.


Price: 225 for 10-weeks.
Payment in 3 instalments or in full.