About us

Dover Counselling Centre was formed in 1988 and is a charity and a company limited by guarantee.  We are a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide to the BACP Ethical Framework of Good Practice.

We are offering low cost, long term counselling

Past/current detriments do not have to define our life position. Choose to live life more comfortably by taking those first steps in contacting us. We offer a confidential, non judgemental service and look forward to welcoming and working with you Please feel free to contact us for an initial chat and more information by emailing in the first instance

Our experienced and highly skilled therapists offer an integrative approach so can provide a tailored and individual treatment plan.

Some presenting issues that we successfully work with are:

  • Harmful patterns of behaviours
  • Facilitating personal change
  • Supporting parents struggling with child behavioural problems, ADHD, ODD, Autism etc
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma, symptoms of PTSD
  • Work related Concerns
  • Relaxation
  • Appropriate coping mechanisms
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Complex Bereavement
  • Personal Awareness

Training, qualifications & experience

Our therapists are experienced, qualified and specialise in various modalities including, Psychodynamic counselling, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person Centred counselling, Eye movement Desensitisation (EMDR),  Mindfulness, Pyschoeducation, etc

We offer long term therapy and short term therapy

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


Additional information

Iapt (NHS)  Free Short Term Therapy -  Folkestone, Dover, Thanet

Community Counselling Low Cost Service £35 a session (low cost fee to support free/by donation service)  Long Term Therapy -  Folkestone and Dover

Community Counselling Service by donation/free - Folkestone, Dover. This service is available to those with genuine and proven financial difficulties. Long Term Therapy

Please contact us for the following rates and further details for:

  • Employment counselling services which are offered throughout the UK
  • We provide a schools/college counselling service throughout the local area
  • Relationship/family counselling
  • Group Therapy
  • Clinical supervision. Group/Individual
  • Counselling and Clinical Supervision for Counselling trainees


Mon -Thurs 8am - 8pm Friday 8am - 5pm Sat 9am - 1pm

Horizon House
3 Gordon Road
CT16 2ET

Civic Centre
4th Floor
Castle Hill Avenue
CT20 2QY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Our Dover premises are on the ground floor and the Folkestone 4th Floor has a lift in place

Additional languages



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Clinical supervision is offered for individuals and groups Student Counsellors   Allied Professionals     Counsellors Clinical Supervisors All Clinical Supervisors are experienced and trained to Diploma level, etc.

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The Dover Counselling Centre

The Dover Counselling Centre