I believe the sexual attraction you are talking about is perfectly normal. It stems from the client's positive feelings towards the therapist, and may not be sexual at heart, only experienced that way. especially with men. I think the best way to handle that is to address it as soon as it becomes evident, and to gently let the client know that the therapeutic relationship is a one-way relationship and that you do not want to pollute the therapy with a dual relationship. If the client pursues, you respond,"We'll just have to agree to disagree." all of this said in a kinder than kind way, of course.
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