I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers.
I have been seeing therapy clients since 2011, and my personal exploration of how it is to be human started long 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 completed level two in Internal Family Systems (IFS): Working with addictive process in April 2022, and level one IFS in March 2020.
I love using IFS with clients, and I’ve become a real champion for the model. The healing process it supports can sometimes feel magical.
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. Read more here: Wild Mind
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.
My wife and I run an Bright Earth. Buddhist temple in Malvern. My Buddhist name is Kaspalita, which means ‘protected by the light’, but everyone calls me Kaspa.
I’m non-binary/queer and my pronouns are they/them.
I am a registered member of BACP.