Hi, my name is Kaspa. I’m a psychotherapist and a Buddhist teacher.
I live in Malvern, Worcestershire and I’ve got space available for new clients right now. Either face-to-face or via video chat software like Skype or Zoom.
Why come and see me? People get support from me with strong emotions, with anxiety or depression, with relationship struggles, stuckness, or for healing trauma and letting go of unhelpful beliefs.
I am committed to healing and have a deep trust in the therapeutic process.
If we work together I’ll offer patience and spaciousness and I always go at your pace. I am grounded and solid, and can be playful. I care about my clients. I value honesty, curiosity, compassion, creativity and imagination.
I welcome whatever you bring to our sessions: woundedness, wariness, anger and other strong emotions, relationship issues and so on.
Therapy sessions take place in my consulting room, in the centre of Malvern, or can be online. Therapy can also take place outside: 'wild therapy' or 'eco-therapy' (e.g. walking in the hills) which some clients find supportive.
Therapy is an ongoing relationship and sessions are usually weekly.
Training, qualifications & experience
In a recent training weekend focused on outdoor therapy I was talking about my lack of skills as a bushman, I don’t know how to start a fire from scratch or know what plants are safe to eat — but I am an expert in exploring the wilderness that is our minds.
Becoming a psychotherapist has offered me complete set of tools for supporting healing and change in others.
I completed Level 1 Internal Family Systems (IFS) training in March 2020.
IFS supports working safely with clients and going at their pace. It allows me to explore different parts of the clients experience and to heal trauma.
In 2020 I qualified in Wild Therapy. Wild Therapy includes working therapeutically outside in the natural world, and also considering what our nature as human-animals means to the therapeutic process.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy. This training supported me to see the mind and body as a whole system, and to work with physical sensations as well as thoughts and emotions.
I have a Diploma in Counselling in Tariki Trust. On this training I learnt how to be with another person, about how habits and compulsive behaviours are created, and how to create space for change.
I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Chaplaincy. My undergraduate degree is in Drama.
In December 2017 I was given the title Acharya, which means teacher, by my own Buddhist teacher. I have been ordained as a Buddhist priest since 2007.
My Buddhist name is Kaspalita, which means ‘protected by the light’, but everyone calls me Kaspa.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per 50 minute session. Lower cost spaces may be available, get in touch for more information.
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