Dover Counselling Centre is a charitable organisation that provides a confidential counselling self referral counselling service.

25 Years of providing counselling to the community.


Community Counselling Service

The Dover Counselling Centre celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary this year and continues to operate a very successful and professional service.  The Dover Counselling Centre Community Counselling Service offers a low cost, subsidised confidential service to individuals, couples and families.  The aim of the service is to help people whose overall needs are not met by specific counselling services.  This includes family problems, couples counselling, trauma caused by domestic abuse, violence both sexual and physical, coping with the after effects of redundancy or fear of job loss, despair following long term unemployment and lack of self esteem and purpose, multiple losses – bereavement, termination or miscarriage, house, image and emotional difficulties resulting from illness.

Staff Support Services

Additionally, the Dover Counselling Centre offers an Employee Counselling Service for organisations that contract with us for their staff, as well as Training and Consultation to businesses and other agencies throughout Kent and beyond.  The Centre offers both face to face and telephone counselling to staff who can contact us by telephone or email. The Centre currently works with with NHS Trusts, Educational Establishments, Statutory Organisations, Fostering Agencies, Occupational Health Services and many other Companies.  The Centre is a not for profit organisation and these services help to subsidise our community service.

NHS Psychological Therapy

The Dover Counselling Centre is an accredited provider of psychological therapies in Kent and Medway, working in Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Shepway and Thanet.

The NHS Psychological therapy service is free to those over 18 years of age who meet the eligibility criteria.

“It helped me see things a lot clearer and pinpoint the facts that were contributing to my feelings and hence taking action to improve things for myself”

“Lots of things all happened at once and I lost it, couldn't even get out of the door to go to work. I took the brave step and sought counselling – didn't know what else to do. If only I'd known I'd have gone earlier. It was a relief to talk to somebody who was anonymous, they helped me overcome my anxieties and change the way I responded to problems. “



Other Helping Agencies

Call the Samaritans on 08457 909090

If you are in Kent or Medway, you can contact the out of hours service Mental Health Matters on 0800 107 0160
5pm to 9am Monday - Friday and 24 hours Weekends & Bank Holidays


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