Indeed, we always want to make sure that we are focusing on the client's needs. In many cases, it is certainly helpful and appropriate to ask the client to talk about what he/she imagines others--including, sometimes, the therapist--are thinking or feeling about the client.
of course, a therapist may be attracted to a client. A client may even be inviting this kind of attraction. But in 20 years of practice, I have never encountered a situation in which me talking about my sexual feelings about the client was EVER the most clinically helpful conversation to have.
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