K Thompson

K 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

Kaspa Thompson

I offer therapy in person, or online via Skype or other video call software. Therapy sessions can include talking & listening, mindfulness, working with the body, and working  in the therapy room or outside in the natural world.

I offer long term and short term counselling in person, or online via Skype. I work with adults, young adults, and teenagers.  Different life stages come with different challenges, and all can benefit from counselling.

therapy practice integrates Internal Family Systems, Body Psychotherapy and Mindfulness.

If you are struggling with a particular relationship, or at work, or are experiencing difficult emotions, like anxiety, anger, guilt, depression or sadness, therapy can give you the space to explore these issues in a supportive environment.

What is therapy?

Therapy happens between two people. One of them – me – is the therapist. The other one – maybe you – is the client.

I’ll give my curiosity and attention to you. I’ll empathise with whatever you are bringing to the session.

I might be curious about your feelings, emotions and bodily sensations (tension in the neck, butterflies in the stomach…)

We usually come to therapy when something feels stuck, or when we are experiencing an inner conflict.

The mind and body prefer to be healthy. There is a natural tendency to growth and balance.  As I come to know you, and you come to know yourself more deeply, this process of growth and movement towards balance begins to unfold.

Where?

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

I am a registered member of BACP.

I am a mindfulness teacher, and a Buddhist teacher. 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.

I have a Diploma in Counselling from Tariki Trust. I have an Advanced Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy. I have attended various workshops, from a week long Eco-Therapy workshop to a weekend on 'The Edge of Chaos'. In 2019 I will be training in Wild Therapy - deepening my outdoor practice.

I have a certificate in ‘Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment’ from PESI and Pyschotherapy Networker.

I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Chaplaincy. My undergraduate degree is in Drama.

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.

In December 2017 I was recognised as an Acharya - Buddhist teacher, by my own own teacher.


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

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults