NHS Psychological Service (Talking Therapy)
Dover Counselling Centre is commissioned by the NHS to provide, free, brief, focused therapy and sees patients from surgeries in Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Thanet, Folkestone, Lydd and New Romney.
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This service is designed to meet the needs of adults with low level emotional needs, and those who need longer term support. These sessions are subsidised and we therefore charge a minimal fee.
The centre works in partnership with organisations across the UK to provide counselling, mental health awareness raising and training to support the emotional health and wellbeing of their employees.
Dover Counselling Centre is not able to offer crisis management (urgent service) if you are in a crisis or if you or any other person may be in danger – contact your GP or phone on of the numbers below:
- If you or anyone is in immediate danger or harm than please call the police or ambulance service on 999
- NHS 111 – use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life threatening situation
- The Samaritans – 116 123 are contactable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to listen and offer non-judgemental support
- There is a single point of access number 0300 222 0123 where you will be able to speak to a health care professional with mental health training and expertise
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
The IAPT service is designed for people with mild, moderate and moderate to severe, symptoms of anxiety and depressions.