Donald Sze is an integrative counsellor working towards a masters in Therapeutic Counselling. He is a registered member of the professional body, BACP and therefore works by its ethical framework to keep clients safe. As an integrative counsellor, Donald uses different approaches to suit the needs of each client and their presenting issue. He works with NHS patients at a GP surgery in Lambeth.
Donald aims to provide a safe and empathic space for his clients to express their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. Sometimes people worry that what they are holding is not worth talking about and don’t feel comfortable in disclosing to the people around them without the fear of being treated or looked at differently. Therefore, Donald works in an open and confidential space where any problem can be brought forward. He believes in a client led environment where the client is able to take charge of their own development in meeting their own potential to overcome the obstacles in their lives. Having trained in both person centred and integrative approach, Donald swears by the power of the therapeutic relationship and endeavours to promote the client’s emotional well-being through unconditional support and aiding the client to identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour and feeling. Donald works with the client to understand their current relationships and events by looking into their past to encourage deepened self-awareness to achieve the helpful changes they want to make.
Having grown up with high expectations and certain cultural beliefs, Donald understands the internal and external pressures that can be present in people’s lives that can be often difficult to live with. He works to help the client identify unhelpful conditions that people can often put on themselves by altering their process outlook or finding more useful ways to cope. Through increased self-awareness, Donald believes that clients are better equipped to handle the troubles that life can often throw their way. Donald therefore aims to help clients achieve their own personal goals to experience a happier future.
Donald offers therapy in English and Cantonese.