Cape Counselling - Kent

Counselling and Psychotherapy
in Ashford Kent

Who we are ...

Cape Counselling Counsellor Lindsey Stephens

Lindsey Stephens (Dip. Couns.)                07587 168 108

My background is as a teacher in Education and the Arts.
Counselling to me is also all about helping people to achieve their potential. Everyone can live a meaningful life but our life experiences often get in the way of us believing this is really possible. I see my job as offering you a safe space where we can build a relationship based on trust and understanding so that you can begin to explore your own story and start to make sense of it.

My approach is Integrative. I trained as a Person-Centred therapist which means I believe the relationship between the client and the counsellor is the bedrock from which change and growth can take place. During our sessions I may also draw on techniques from other styles of counselling such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) as and when they appear relevant and helpful. I have a particular interest in using mindfulness techniques to challenge unhelpful thoughts that might be getting in the way of you living the life you want to be living.

I have worked with a range of issues but have a special interest and experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse, insomnia and those struggling to find meaning in their lives. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and follow their standards of ethical practice.

Cape Counsellor Chris Harding

Chris Harding (Dip. Couns.)                07817 121 711

I am a qualified Relationship counsellor and registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their standards for ethical practice. I have been a counsellor for over 25 years. Initially as a welfare counsellor for a large Civil Service Department and additionally a Relate counsellor for 17 years. For the past six years I have also been a young person counsellor.

Through my counselling work with both adults and young people I have found that issues that we experience in our early life (our life scripts) can impact on our wellbeing in adult life. My approach is integrative, and I am very interested in attachment and transactional analysis. I also use play therapy in my work with young people. I have always been interested in the ways in which different therapies can be applied to help clients in different situations.

For me I see counselling as giving a client space to explore their issues in an empathetic and supportive environment, which helps clients work towards a more enriched and happier life path.

Please note that all our counsellors are working independently as associates from shared premises under the label of Cape Counselling