The Dover Counselling Centre

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Dover, Kent, CT16 2ET
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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

When we work

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

Horizon House, 3 Gordon Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 2ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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

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