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2 Comments on “Personal Questions in Therapy”

  1. Complete agreement from me. Counseling is about being a real relationship – not a fake one-sided one.

    It would be interesting to explore the feelings and rationalisations behind this advice to not answer questions.

  2. Agreed too. I understand the argument that not answering any clients questions about yourself is a clear, cosnsistent boundary and that once you answer some questions then how do you decide which to answer and which to refuse, but I also think it’s a cop-out. As a responsible adult, I feel I’m capable of making this judgement about what to answer on the grounds that it’ll probably do more good than harm. The fact that, in therapy, it’s two human beings involved in a real, genuine relationship says to me that I should be a real, genuine human being and not some drone-like, remote, mystery person.

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