Welcome to my website. My name is Tom Payne and I’m a qualified Clinical Psychologist. I work in the NHS and also offer private therapy in the Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough area or online. I can offer you 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, Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) or Compassion-Focused Therapy. In addition to therapy, I offer assessments, consultation and supervision.

Online/phone therapy

Therapy is one of many human activities which had to adapt at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Face-to-face contact felt unsafe for many and still can for some. People have since found that therapy on the phone or using video-based communication can be a sound alternative. This can simply be to explore difficulties, but there is also an option to talk through visual materials (such as slides or handouts) on a shared screen.

Initial consultation

If you are interested in discussing the possibility of engaging in psychological therapy, please contact me by phone or email to discuss your issues further. We can then decide whether to arrange an initial consultation.