As a client in therapy I have been doing alot of reading here on the net regarding transference and countertransference. From my own experience and from some of the literature I have read,it would seem that in the theraputic relationship that some leval of transference and countertransference would be inevitable.I look at it as a good thing...after all,we are human,if two people meet once a week(or whatever the case may be)and develop a good relationship,then how could the client and therapist not care for one another?I am aware that in some situations those feelings may cross boundries..but if they aren't,then it's all good! I am aware of the boundries and respect them..and I will add that I do have some fantasies regarding my therapist. But would I ever try to act them out? No.
It seems that some professionals and maybe some clients as well...look at transference and countertransference as a negative thing...those feelings of negativity are carried over to the client and then perhaps they will feel guilt for having them.Not saying ALL therapists react this way,I just think it's too bad that some do.
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