COUNSELING RELATIONSHIP

the interplay between therapist and patient wherein the union is of a professional nature, but also marked by sympathy, understanding, and validity, with the therapist bringing along expert training, skills, and individual knowledge to apply to any issues the patient might have.

COUNSELING RELATIONSHIP: "The counseling relationship between Mary and her therapist had grown quite close over the years and she was saddened to be moving away."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "COUNSELING RELATIONSHIP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/counseling-relationship/ (accessed September 21, 2019).
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