Darren has worked as a qualitative researcher in the UK since 1999, and is currently owner of Lotus Research Ltd. He works across a variety of sectors and methodologies with a leaning towards not-for-profits and social issues.
His paper is informed by three years of training in psychoanalytic theory and practice which he has recently completed. He is now qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor and has an ongoing role as Staff Counsellor at Highgate Counselling Centre in London.
He is currently pursuing parallel careers and has adjusted his research practice to include psychoanalytic techniques: this is offering deeper and more meaningful insights into his work in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors (and participants have commented how much they feel heard!)
In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, music, movies and designing and making stained glass windows.