K Thompson

K Thompson

Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14

01684 572 444 / 07946 715 730

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About me

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

On 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.

I have been seeing therapy clients since 2011, and my personal exploration of the mind started before then. My curiosity about how people work was inspired by exploring my own mind in my meditation practice, and by witnessing the suffering of myself and others. Surely there must be a way out of this? I thought.

Becoming a psychotherapist has offered me complete set of tools for supporting healing and change in others.

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 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 certificate in ‘Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment’ and ‘Internal Family Systems Step By Step’ from PESI and Psychotherapy Networker.

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 2019 I am training 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 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.

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: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
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