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Keeping Clear and Safe Sexual Boundaries
Keeping Clear and Safe Sexual Boundaries

The ability to identify sexual dynamics and the confidence to then bring our observations or suspicions into the counselling relationship may be discomforting to face, but are necessary if we are to remain congruent. There may be situations in which attraction is communicated by the client, but there may also be times when we, as the counsellor, feel an attraction to our client. This is not an unusual occurrence. It is also possible for a similar situation to develop between supervisor and supervisee. Sexual boundaries don’t end with attraction, but can also incorporate the use and interpretation of physical touch, and to some extent, the limits to our self-disclosure. In addition to our ...

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