Therapeutic relationships. What are your thoughts on this scenario? (Details inside)
I’ve been doing some thinking about the nature of the relationship between client and therapist.
It is indeed a service provided by the therapist.
Can you give me your thoughts on the following scenario?
Say the therapist and client have built a good relationship with mutual respect, etc and the client starts to place trust in that person, starts to open up more and is invested in that process. The client is going through a rough patch, both emotionally and financially, which means he/she cannot afford to see his/her therapist, yet they need the support.
How does one reconcile the idea that their solid support system/unconditional positive regard(depending on the type of therapy), etc. is dependent upon money? Or do you disagree with this?
Would it cause you to question the authenticity of that relationship?