John Kapp has been campaigning for the best of complementary therapy to be integrated into the NHS for nearly 20 years, since he joined the Foundation for Integrated Health in 2000. He republished his father’s books on www.reginaldkapp.org, and added papers of his own on section 9. These now number 143.


John has formed SECTCo (see www.sectco.org.uk) in 2010, because the Cameron coalition government promised to ‘liberate the NHS’ by breaking the monopoly of the drug companies over treatments. They tied to open up the market to ‘Any Willing Provider’, including complementary therapists, in the White Paper, and in the first reading of the Bill. However, under pressure from the health trade unions, Labour and the Liberal Democrats this got watered down in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to ‘Any Qualified Provider’.


This enabled commissioners to stifle and virtually exclude all talking therapies except perhaps Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) This only works for about 1 in 10 patients, and for which there is an average waiting time of at least 6 months, even if you are suicidal.

The lack of contracts with talking therapists has given GPs no alternative but to prescribe antidepressants to depressed patients, which have harmful side effects, including addiction. Taking them usually forces patients to keep coming back in a revolving door to adjust drug and dosage for the rest of their lives, overwhelming primary care, and causing the crisis in. 

John Kapp launched CAPOTT on 11.5.19 as the remedy.

About John Kapp

John Kapp is a complementary therapist who lives in Hove, and is qualified to facilitate NICE recommended Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8-week courses, Family Constellation Group Therapy, and Brainspotting trauma processing. He runs a free surgery providing these interventions every Sunday at Essence, opposite Hove town hall (see elsewhere for details) He founded the Social Enterprise Complementary Therapy Company (SECTCo) in 2010, see www.sectco.org.uk, which bids for contracts to provide complementary therapy to the corporate sector and the NHS.  He founded CASPOTT in May 2019 to raise awareness of the huge opportunities offered to complementary therapists who wish to treat patients under social prescribing under the NHS long term plan, and get paid as pharmacists are paid for drugs.