Welcome to our short guide to counselling preferences. It is important to consider our counselling preferences when accessing therapy, so here are a few things to consider.
Self-disclosure in counselling stands for moments when the practitioner shares something personal about themselves.
Some counselling approaches do not allow any form of such disclosures, while others factor them in as a way of forming a more human, genuine connection with counsellors (who otherwise may be seen as scarily neutral, almost non-human).
Self-disclosing in counselling sessions can only happen if it privileges and serves the client when it helps you explore something deeper or understand a new concept or practice.
Some clients deeply dislike self-disclosures and prefer their sessions to contain only content about the client. Some people like to sense that their counsellor is a human with emotions and find it helpful.
It’s important to discuss your preferences around self-disclosure with your counsellor.
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