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 Careful Spaces

Counselling in Kent

Compassionate, non-judgmental, discreet talking therapy.


Is every day a struggle where depression or anxiety leave you feeling exhausted? Have you experienced a loss or bereavement? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the impact of a traumatic event, or struggling to find meaning in your life?


For these and many other issues talking therapy can help.

As a registered BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) counselor I am committed to offering compassionate, non-judgmental and confidential therapy and I ascribe to the BACP ethical framework.

Issues that I can help with include; anger management, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, disability and health related issues, neuro-diversity, gender identity and fluidity, personal identity and development, trauma and post-traumatic stress, relationships, spirituality and meaning, self esteem and work related stress. 

Choosing a therapist online can seem random, and you only really know whether you have the right person after therapy has begun; so I offer our first session at a reduced rate so that we can work out whether we complement each other without having to fully commit to therapy.

 
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“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung 



 

About Therapy

Good psychotherapy is based on a collaborative relationship between you as client and myself as therapist. Together we seek to enable your innate ability to heal, to positively encounter the present, gain insight into the past, develop life changing habits and learn to live more fully. 

In my practice, you as the client have the greatest sense of the best approach.


I practice integrative therapy which basically means that I can use a variety of counselling techniques depending upon what is most appropriate for you. 


I will be led by your intuition as you are the expert on your own experience.

Effective therapy often involves risk , it takes courage to address painful feelings and thoughts. I work to provide a safe, supportive environment to enable you to address the issues that are affecting you. This is underpinned by my commitment to compassion, kindness and emotional integrity.

 

Services I Offer

 

Individual Integrative Therapy

Brief or Long Term

Therapy begins with an introductory session for us both to gauge whether we feel comfortable to work together.


Based in Canterbury, appointments are weekly at a mutually agreed time. I offer review sessions every sixth week to assess progress and refocus our ongoing work or to draw to a close.

I offer the introductory session free of charge and £45 per session thereafter.


Each session will last up to 50 minutes.

Autism Specialist Counselling

Brief therapy

Therapy begins with an introductory session for us both to gauge whether we feel comfortable to work together.


Initially I offer six weeks of counselling  tailored to helping facilitate the well-being and self-care of those diagnosed with an Autistic spectrum condition.  

Based in Canterbury, appointments are weekly at a mutually agreed time. I offer review sessions every sixth week to assess progress and refocus our ongoing work or to draw to a close.

I offer the introductory session free of charge and £45 per session thereafter.

Each session will last up to 50 minutes.

Student Therapy


As a BACP Registered therapist I am happy to offer a reduced rate to student therapists, please contact me for further information.

A little bit about me...

Paul Dorkin

MA, BA hons, Dip. Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP. MNADP.

Alongside my private practice I work with a very busy not for profit local counselling service.

I'm also currently employed as a Specialist Autism Mentor and have worked in higher education student support for twelve years.


I have over twenty years experience of working alongside those with Autism and other learning disabilities. 

In addition to BACP membership I am a member the NADP (The National Association of Disability Practitioners).

I have particular interests in Person centred and Existentialist therapies, Buddhist psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Object Oriented Psycho-analysis, and Jungian transpersonal narrative analysis. 

 
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Contact Me

Please message me via this form, or use the direct email address or phone number below if you would like to find out more about my services or discuss how to arrange an appointment. The phone may not be answered (I never leave the phone on when I am in session but I will respond as soon as possible). If you would like a call back, let me know when you are free to talk and whether I can leave an answerphone message. I look forward to hearing from you,

07708 719 867