Beautiful Boundaries

Activating counselling boundaries keeps us and our client’s safe and working within an ethical practice. Implementing a healthy set of boundaried terms and conditions, allows transparency and clarity within the work that we do, supporting a collective knowledge of what is and what is not acceptable.

Boundaries within counselling can be viewed as a help or a hindrance in different situations, however, having them in place can be crucial, establishing limits at the beginning of therapy allows the work to flow as both parties are aware of the expectations.

Depending on who your governing body are and the terms and conditions within which you work, you can initially lay out these ethical boundaries and continue to evaluate the work. This way the client is able to understand and agree to the initial ethical boundaries that you have set out in writing. It avoids complications within the therapeutic engagement and dependency on a therapist.