Paul Dorkin MA. Dip.Couns. MBACP

Paul Dorkin  MA. Dip.Couns. MBACP

About me

Welcome and thanks for viewing my profile.

I offer kind, professional integrative therapy based upon our relationship and respecting your unique value. People seek psychotherapy for many profound reasons, and it takes courage to meet the issues that are causing suffering or challenging you to heal and develop. Therapy happens in a warm, confidential and compassionate space so that as far as possible you feel secure, encouraged and confident to address your challenges. Your sense of what you feel confident to address is key as you are the expert on your own experience.

I value each professional therapeutic relationship as a meaningful encounter where both you and I learn and evolve. I work to help you to access your own inner ability to heal, to positively meet the present and the past, to challenge destructive behaviours, develop self care and to live more fully.

As an Integrative therapist I use a range of techniques from different theoretical approaches, depending on which technique is most appropriate. I offer 1:1 therapy for adults facing a wide range of issues including: attachment, inter-generational trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety, ill health, work stress, sexuality, gender, self-identity, finding meaning and spirituality.

I'm also interested in the practice of Buddhist Psychotherapy and Reflective Integration Therapy [RIT] (specifically designed for those diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome).

As such I offer a specialized ASC counselling service based upon the principles of RIT, encouraging a contemplative response to engaging with such things as complex trauma, sensory hypersensitivities, managing change and tapping into your own creative energy to meet the demands of each day.

An effective therapeutic relationship is one of mutual trust and at times difficult, at times joyful exploration; so it's important to find the right therapist. You have taken the first step, I would like to encourage you to explore several profiles and please feel free to contact me for further information or to book an appointment.

I look forward to hearing from you.

(if you are unable to contact me on first trying please leave a message, letting me know your name and contact details and whether it is ok for me to call you or leave a message. I am often unable to answer the phone immediately due to being in session but I will be in touch as soon as possible).

3 forms of therapy:

Individual integrative therapy for adults (short or long term with six weekly review)

Individual ASC specialist therapy for neuro-diverse adults on the Autistic Spectrum,(particularly for those diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome / High Functioning Autism)

Individual Student therapy for those studying to be counsellors engaging in therapy as part of their continuing professional development.

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside my private practice, I work in Higher Education as a Disability Adviser and have extensive experience as a Higher Education Specialist Autism Mentor. I also have several years experience of working in a local not for profit therapeutic counselling service.

I participate in ongoing continuing professional development training. Recently including for example: working with suicidal clients, trauma, working with depression and anxiety, mindfulness practice, neuro-diversity, gender and identity, diagnosis/assessment and support of women on the autistic spectrum, Autism and empathy, and transactional analysis..

Dip Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

MA. RS. (special areas of research include states of human consciousness, Jungian Psychodynamic practice, Buddhist interpretations of existence, existentialism)

BA. 1st Class Hons.

Dip. Th. & SS.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Selfhood and identity

Meaning making


Gender fluidity, binary and non binary.


£50 per 50 minute session.

Adjusted rates are possible for students of counselling please contact me for further information.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme