Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

Kate Thompson, M.A.


Registered Psychotherapist, BACP Sr. Reg. Psychotherapist & Supervisor

phone: 3034433816
website: katethompsontherapy.com
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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)

Therapist Information

Therapist Gender: FemaleYears in Practice: 20
Licensure or Registration: Registered Psychotherapist, BACP Sr. Reg. Psychotherapist & SupervisorNumber:
State: Fee Range: $80-$99

Client Focus

Mode of Therapy: Individual, Couple, Group
Age Specialty: AllClient Gender: All
Client Sexual Orientation: AllEthnicity: All
Languages Spoken: French

Specialty Areas

Depression
Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress)
Life Transitions
Creativity
Anxiety or Fears
Relationship & Marital Issues
Domestic Violence
Adoption
Work Issues
Personal Growth

Treatment Approaches

Existential Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Transpersonal Therapy
Writing Therapy

Groups

The Third Eye: Expressive Writing Group for Healing Professionals Expressive writing offers a way in to self-supervision & reflective practice for busy people. This group is for helping and healing professionals: eg therapists, healers, coaches, health professionals & therapeutic writing facilitators. Join a small group of fellow practitioners and begin to develop new means of self-support and self-care by activating your creativity. We use poetry, journal writing techniques (such as Captured Moments, dialogues, perspectives) and other expressive writing prompts to reflect on our work with others and the effect it has on our own lives. Sharing is an opportunity, never an obligation. This monthly group for healing professionals has been meeting since 2011 and currently has space for one or two more people to join the group. No prior experience of writing is necessary just a willingness to put pen to paper and to open yourself to the power of writing. Write in community, reflect at leisure. 2nd Wednesday of the month 5-7pm

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