Cape Counselling - Kent

Counselling and Psychotherapy
in Ashford Kent

Who we are ...

Cape Counselling Counsellor Lindsey Stephens

Lindsey Stephens (Dip. Couns.)                07587 468 108

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.

Cape Counsellor Sally Booton

Sally Lind Booton (Dip. Couns.)                07864924062

I seek to create a trusting warm compassionate space where we can safely explore the issues that are affecting you, helping you to see the world in a more hopeful way and enabling you to grow in an empathic relational environment. Being listened to is a very profound experience. Nobody needs to feel trapped by their past; a better understanding of events thoughts and feelings can lead to a clearer way forward and a sense of purpose in your life. I try to help each unique client understand the difficulties and the behaviour patterns that are impacting their sense of wellbeing in the world. We will explore your life-story together– reflecting on what has led you here today– so that you can make sense of it and empower you to make more effective life-choices. By confronting these challenges within a supportive relationship you can move towards the meaningful life that you want to live, feeling more comfortable in your world.

My approach is Integrative, drawing on psychodynamic and humanistic theories with a special interest in attachment. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling (BACP) and follow their standards of ethical practice. I have specialist training to work with bereavement and grief, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, victims of rape, trauma and PTSD. I have worked as a Cruse Bereavement Care Volunteer and continue to work at the Community Counselling Service in Canterbury. I am happy to work both short term or open ended depending on what is appropriate for you and your particular concerns at the time.

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