Don Knox Registered MBACP (Snr Accred)
Registration Number: 518868
Job Title: Practice Manager
Specialisations: Counselling, Psychotherapy
Don Knox is a member of the register of counsellors and psychotheratists approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. He is also a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP). He trained as a Humanistic Counsellor and as a Gestalt Psychotherapist. Don did his training in the UK and includes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy from the Gestalt Center London
Postgraduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy from the Gestalt Centre London.
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from the Centre for Personal and Professional Development London UK
Don developed his counselling and psychotherapy style from the Humanistic approach. This includes Client Centered and Gestalt Therapies. He works with clients, assisting them, in a safe environment, to be more accepting of themselves. By exploring current feelings and emotions each client is supported in addressing the issues that bring him/her to therapy. Don works with a wide variety of issues and specializes in relationship, identity and sexual issues. With a background in youth work he continues to offer counselling to young people especially those with complex issues. He is experienced in working with those with drug and alcohol issuesas well as sexual addictions. He is also an experienced couple’s therapist.
Don moved to Thailand in 2008 and set up Bangkok Counselling Service after noticing the lack of accessible therapeutic services while visiting friends. “A friend asked me to help find them a therapist while I was in Bangkok and I thought it would be easy to find a practitioner such a big city. Through the research I did, I realized that services like Bangkok Counselling Service didn’t exist. I didn’t consider setting up a practice until a rainy afternoon six months later in London. Little did I know at the time, just how much work setting up a business in Thailand would be, every thing worked out and BCS was successfully established and was the first counselling and psychotherapy practice in Thailand registered with the department of Labor.
Don, originally from Ireland moved to Bangkok from London, where he had a successful private practice, in addition to working part time for the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity /NGO. Don joined THT in 2000 to set up their young people’s counselling service where he continued as the young people’s counsellor for 8 years. In 2002 THT received the BACP award for innovative work for the development of the young people’s counselling service. Don works to the code of ethics of the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy.