My name is Mal Thompson. I offer therapy for individuals, couples and groups in Brighton and London.
I also offer Clinical Supervision for professionals and trainees.
As a Gestalt Psychotherapist, I endeavour to work creatively and relationally to help you to understand your processes, communicate more effectively and gain insight into your psychological difficulties and concerns.
Within the context of the therapeutic relationship, Gestalt therapy supports the exploration of past events and how they are experienced in the present.
I am interested in how much of our past experience resides in our bodies. Our life stories take shape in our earliest years and continue to develop throughout our life span. In Gestalt therapy mind, body and psyche are of equal importance, the focus is on the “whole” person.
In my work, I focus on how traumatic events in infancy and childhood create a lasting imprint throughout our life. I can help with understanding how and why we develop specific personality structures that support us to survive and cope, and how they can hinder the creation of healthy personality structures.
I am also interested in how dependency and addiction can occur as a response to trauma, and how a Gestalt approach can support recovery.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Counselling, an MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Group and Individual Psychotherapy from the Gestalt Centre, London.
I have a Diploma in Supervision.
I am registered with the UKCP and subscribe to their code of ethics.