Kate Thompson MA
Kate Thompson MA, CJT, is a core faculty member of the Center for Journal Therapy, Denver, teaches courses for the Therapeutic Writing Institute, and serves on the council of the International Association of Journal Writers. She is a BACP senior accredited Supervisor & Counsellor, affiliated with the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London.
Kate trained in London and at the Center for Journal Therapy after a first degree in English Literature at Cambridge University. She has given invited talks, workshops and trainings on journal therapy in the UK and the US.
As a journal therapist and writer she is the author of Therapeutic Journal Writing: an introduction for professionals (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) and co-editor with Gillie Bolton and Victoria Field of Writing Works: a resource handbook for therapeutic writing workshops and activities & Writing Routes: a resource handbook of therapeutic writing (both Jessica Kingsley Publishers).
She now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains above Boulder, Colorado, where the landscape provides inspiration for her writing and a glorious setting for her practice. She works face-to-face and online (including Skype).
Konstantina Fouka was born in 1989 in Κalamata -Greece, where she grew up. After finishing her studies at the Department of Special Education at the University of Thessaly in 2011, she worked in various schools across Primary and Secondary Education in Greece as well as abroad (Sweden, England). Her interest in exploring the human mind and behaviour as well as her passion for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy led her to the Institute of Classical Psychoanalysis in Athens where she undertook an Introductory course on the basic principles of Psychoanalytic theory and technique. In 2018, she completed her master degree in ‘Observational Psychoanalytic Studies -Working with Children, Young People and their Families’ at the Tavistock Clinic of London and the University of Essex. During her postgraduate studies, she worked as Community Link Worker and Coordinator as part of a national mental health charity in London. Her main responsibility was to provide 1:1 sessions or group activities and workshops in order to support individuals with mental health issues on their way to recovery and their reintegration into the local community. In June 2021, she completed her studies in Therapeutic Writing at the ‘Expressing MySelf Institute’ in Greece and is currently being trained as Play therapist in Athens.
Recently, she published her first diary novel ‘Anarchic Thoughts’.