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Client: A client of a professional person or organisation is a person or company that receives a service from them in return for payment.

I started studying counselling in 2017. From the outset, I have pondered the noun client to describe a person who seeks or engages in counselling. In student practice, we talk about the speaker and the listener.

I have continued using the word speaker after qualifying and asking people to pay to work together. The definition of the client does describe the service I am offering, but it feels slightly strange. Even though the term client trips…


I pay myself to think. Youth Worker and former Gender Studies student now writing on LGBTQ culture, social spaces and gender.

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