Kaspa Thompson

Kaspa Thompson

Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14

01684 572 444 / 07946 715 730

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Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14

01684 572 444 / 07946 715 730

About me

Moving towards acceptance, letting go, and change.

I offer long term and short term counselling in person, or online via Skype. I work with adults, young adults, and teenagers

If you are struggling with a particular relationship, or at work, or are experiencing difficult emotions, like anxiety, guilt, anger or deep sadness, therapy can give you the space to explore these issues in a safe space. Together we can explore your world, and your feelings.

You can be heard and understood.

As we come to a clearer view of what’s going on for you, we can start to explore ways of moving forward.

A therapeutic relationship can give you the space to experience your whole self, and to take the next step in your life’s journey.

In these therapy sessions we can also explore mindfulness practices.

I'm interested in creating a space in which people get to know themselves more deeply, and come to be more at ease with themselves, and the world.

“I have worked with Kaspa over the last year and found his approach to be ethical, genuine and able to facilitate change in others.  I would recommend him as a therapist and feel that his knowledge of mindfulness only enhances his work.”

Lucy Walker, Supervisor

“Kaspa’s approach to his work displays attentiveness, thoughtfulness and willingness to be in relationship with the client. His transactions with others shows a sensitivity but also robustness that seems to come with a clear sense of his own identity.  I value the intent of Kaspalita to engage with the client just as they are, in a psychologically game free way. He has a boundaried approach which is obviously valued by clients.

In short Kaspa is a kind, compassionate, and interested practitioner.

Deborah Herbert MSc (Psych); RGN, RMN

“I recommend Kaspa. [He] is very skilled in listening, asking timely questions and making occasional inspired suggestions. His intuitive and caring approach has helped me to find greater clarity and purpose around every issue I have brought to our sessions.”

Andy Paice, Natural Insight Coaching

“Kaspalita is a Buddhist priest in good standing with the Amida Order within which he has proved himself to be a reliable, compassionate and skilled friend to all, sincere and dedicated in practice and with a wide range of talents that he is happy to use for the common good. It is a great pleasure to have him as a companion on the path.”

Dharmavidya David Brazier, author of Zen Therapy and Head of the Amida Order.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of BACP. I am a mindfulness teacher, and a Buddhist priest. As well as my private practice I run a Buddhist Temple in Malvern.

I have been working in private practice as a therapist since the beginning of 2012.

More about me

I’ve been interested in what makes people tick for a long time. When I was young that curiosity came out in my love of stories, and of the theatre: I wrote stories about people, I read stories about people, and I acted as other people. What is it really like to walk in someone else’s shoes?

As a young man I was unhappy in my work. That unhappiness led me to west Wales. I signed up for a degree in Drama at Aberystwyth University. I loved being engaged with people who shared my love of the world; of getting inside other people’s heads; and in expressing ideas, psychologies and cultures, in words and on the stage.

It was at university I first read Carl. R. Rogers On Being A Person. I loved his ideas about therapy, and about creating good conditions for people to grow.

In my drama work I became more just as interested in developing my actors as people, in deepening their vulnerability, and their trust in each other and the world, as much as in creating great theatre.

Although I loved the studying, it didn’t solve my unhappiness. The interest in the mind I developed at that time moved me in the right direction – but the journey was just beginning.

In 2006 I started training to be a psychotherapist with David Brazier, and Caroline Brazier. David would go on to become my Buddhist teacher, as well as my therapy trainer, and not long after I started my therapy training I also started training to be a Buddhist priest. I ordained in 2007, and for a few years my energy went completely into that vocation.

Eventually I picked up the thread of my therapy training, and I started a private practice in January 2012.

That therapy training, combined with my Buddhist practice, and my own therapy, took me many, many, steps along the road I’d started upon when I’d read On Being A Person.

I’m much more fulfilled now than I ever was. The satisfaction I have with my life as it is now, balancing married life, my private practice, and running a Buddhist temple, has largely come through a therapeutic process.

I love working with my clients. It’s a real pleasure to provide a space for them to tell their own stories, to begin to come to terms with their own lives, and to start taking steps towards fulfilment.

My Buddhist name is Kaspalita, which means ‘protected by the light’, but everyone calls me Kaspa.


Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£45 per 50 minute session. Lower cost spaces may be available, get in touch for more information.

Maps & Directions

Malvern, WR14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytime.Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Sometimes sessions on Friday are available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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