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Counselling in Kent

Compassionate, non-judgemental, 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 quite a random process, and you only really know whether you have the right person after therapy has begun. So I would encourage you to view several therapist profiles before choosing and please feel free to contact me for further information or to book a session. 

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

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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. 

I practice integrative therapy which basically means that I can use a variety of counselling techniques depending upon what is most appropriate for you. Technically the approach I take is phenomenological, often using archetypal psychology and transactional analysis.  At its heart is the sense that whatever you are struggling with, it can be encountered through the therapeutic relationship in the present moment. 

I will be led by your intuition as you are the expert on your own experience. Your sense of what needs to be addressed will evolve in our conversation, sometimes expressed as a story, image or idea.

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.

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Services I Offer

Gentle Stream

Individual  Psychotherapy

Brief or Long Term

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 currently charge £55 per session.

Each session will last up to 50 minutes.


Autism Specialist Counselling

Brief therapy

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 charge £55 per session and 

each session will last up to 50 minutes.


Student Therapy

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

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A little bit about me...

Paul Dorkin

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

Alongside my private practice I work as a Disability Adviser within higher education. 

I have several years experience with a very busy not for profit local counselling service and I have worked extensively as a Higher Education Specialist Autism Mentor.

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

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

I have particular interests in Archetypal Psychology, Person centred phenomenology and Existentialist therapies, Buddhist psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis and Jungian transpersonal narrative analysis. 

I also have an interest in Reflective Integration Therapy specifically in relation to supporting those on the Autistic spectrum.

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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

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