Client or Patient?
Up front, I do not claim to have any medical training, or any qualification in psychology.
For that reason only I use client, but much prefer patient because of the care it conveys, beautifully explained by Patt Denning, in her Preface to Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (2000/2004)
"When I call someone a patient, I feel a different, more profound responsibility in my role as therapist. I am aware that this person has come to me in pain and often with a large amount of fear...I promise to offer myself as an anchor and an active helper, realizing her vulnerability and taking care not to use it to demean her or gain control over her life. Somehow, for me, the word "client" does not convey this sense of awesome responsibility, respect and intimacy. (pp.xx-xxi)"
Please note that any advice given in a session is not a substitute for any appropriate medical care, and you are advised to consult with a medical practitioner before embarking on these complementary or alternative modalities. By booking a session you accept responsibility for your own wellbeing, both in the session and by continuing at home with any techniques learnt, You are advised not to use EFT if you have psychosis, for your optimal well-being safety. Whilst Reiki, EFT/Tapping and Therapeutic massage have helped many people with personal well-being and self-development, I cannot promise that they can help with your own, though within ethical boundaries I will do my best.