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Client-led Ruptures
Client-led Ruptures

When we think of challenges in counselling, there are several aspects worth bearing in mind. Firstly, challenges to boundaries can be either intentional or unintentional, conscious or unconscious. Our client might make a comment that they consider irrelevant but we may hear it as being challenging. We can’t assume that our client is aware of how their questions or comments may be heard by us. More importantly, as with any behaviour that we interpret or label as challenging, the challenge is to the person on the receiving end – the counsellor and not usually the client. Also, any challenge might simply be a form of communication that indicates an underlying issue. Finally, consideration of the context of the challenge, such as ...

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