Setting client boundaries can be a difficult topic to address during therapy sessions with a client and can cause a lot of stress for therapists as they go through their sessions. Detecting themes and undertones of conversations or even remarks made by their clients is a therapist’s job and can help navigate discussions towards effective results.
The last thing you want, as a therapist, is something taken in the wrong manner or a remark pushed into a direction that puts pressure on a client in any way.
Maintaining a professional relationship with your client is very important, both for the nature of the client’s condition and progress a client will make.
The best client-therapist relationships start when this is addressed from the first session and onwards and retain this respect for each other’s privacy throughout the treatment. Clients will feel comfortable and all parties feel they can help towards the outcomes of the treatment without bottlenecking each other by overstepping their agreements. As you can imagine there are countless cases of therapists overstepping the mark, and historically for their practice and reputation, this has not been good.
But what exactly is defined at overstepping the mark? And how can a therapist actively avoid situations that could spiral into damaging consequences for all? [Read more…] about Setting Client Boundaries – Effective Methods To Use During Sessions