"Journal therapy brings together my first degree in English, my experience as a therapist and my passion for writing."
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).
Listen to an interview with Kate: Journalling for a better life – Kate Thompson interviewed by Kathleen Adams
Journal therapy is the purposeful and intentional use of a written record of one's own thoughts or feelings to further psychological healing and personal growth.
– Kathleen Adams, Director, Center for Journal Therapy