Our therapist Don Knox is a registered senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is on the UK Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. He trained as a Humanistic Counsellor and as a Gestalt Psychotherapist. Don did his training in the UK which includes:
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 health 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 sexual health and relationship issues. He works with anxiety, overthinking and with those who feel they are stuck in their head. He is 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 recommend a therapist and I thought it would be easy to find a practitioner in a big city like Bangkok. Through the research I did, I realized that services like Bangkok Counselling Service didn’t exist. I didn’t consider setting one up 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, everything worked out and BCS was successfully established and the first counselling and psychotherapy practice in Thailand registered with the department of Labour.”
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