Counselor Self-Disclosure: How Much Should I Talk About Me? | Ed Welch

Counselor self-disclosure is a perennial counseling topic. At its best, self-disclosure invites the counselee to further openness which is a key feature of a growing relationship. At its worst, it draws undue attention to the counselor, distracts the conversation, and fails to provide the desired empathy. Keep in mind the different types of self-disclosure. Counselors typically want to grow in offering personal reflections and want to be discerning when sharing similar experiences. [Read More]