got me thinking.
often that we reveal so much of ourselves to a stranger and it may sometimes feel a bit intrusive. I always tell my clients that they can tell me as much or as little as they
for my client and the more I can help them to understand themselves and the best way they can make beneficial changes to their lives. Very often there are links that they hadn’t considered and, with full information and my professional experience, I can help them to put things together. Just as when you would see the doctor about your aching foot – you wouldn’t just say it ached, you would say where, for how long and what you had been doing. Your doctor would also ask you questions to ascertain the diagnosis and the treatment and we are quite used to these questions being asked in a medical context. Would you think they were being nosey?
information gathering is for the benefit of the patient and for their best outcome.Similarly, with therapy, I use my professional curiosity to help my client to receive the best service and any questions that I ask would be for me to further understand them. The questions are definitely not because I am being nosey. However, this can feel intrusive at times and sometimes my client needs to feel a bit more comfortable with me and the therapy before sharing personal information and I completely understand this.
are issues of safety, I am not allowed to disclose information about a client and what happens during our sessions.