Kate Thompson, M.A.
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Kate Thompson was educated at Cambridge University, England and trained in London and Denver. She is an existential psychotherapist, a supervisor and a journal therapist. She is a Registered Psychotherapist in the State of Colorado and accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
With over 18 years experience in both the public and private sectors, in the UK & US, Kate has worked with a wide range of clients and their problems. She has offices in an inspiring mountain landscape and central Boulder. She also works over the internet, using e-mail, skype or phone for those who are unable or unwilling to work face-to-face.
For an introductory, creative and exploratory session contact Kate.
"By using both writing and talking therapy we are able to learn how to understand our stories and our lives in context. Often the unspoken and the unspeakable can be written and a voice is found."
"The existential approach is first and foremost philosophical. It is concerned with the understanding of people's position in the world and with the clarification of what it means to be alive. It is also committed to exploring these questions with a receptive attitude, rather than a dogmatic one: the search for truth with an open mind and an attitude of wonder is the aim, not the fitting of the client into pre-established categories and interpretations." Professor Emmy van Deurzen, Principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London UK
Irvin Yalom defines the 4 ultimate concerns of human existence as:
Death Freedom Isolation Meaninglessness "The individual's confrontation with each of these facts of life constitutes the content of the existential dynamic conflict" Yalom, Existential Psychotherapy, 1980
As an existential psychotherapist Kate will help you explore
your life, your relationships, the things that trouble you your Being in the World the way you live and relate to the different aspects of your life your values the things that matter to you and that feel important as you live your life your worldview Many issues can benefit from the existential approach:
Anxiety Grief and loss Abuse Relationships Trauma Identity Depression/Despair Transitions
We don't have to start with your childhood but that may come into our explorations - where you are now is most important and discovering where you want to be.
Her publications include: Therapeutic Journal Writing: an Introduction for Professionals (JKP 2010) Writing Works (JKP 2006) Writing Routes (JKP 2011)
My Books and Chapters
LinksCore Faculty: The Therapeutic Writing Institute
Lecturer at The New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, London
My blog: therapeutic writing discussion and prompts
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