The use of promotional photographs of a therapist and/or their consulting room is a relatively recent development.
Many argue that to be seen before a first meeting will affect the ‘transference’ of a client. Transference is the process by which the patient displaces on to their therapist feelings and ideas that derive from previous figures in their life; loosely speaking, it is the patient’s emotional attitude towards their therapist.
Exploring the transference is central to the work and although the psychotherapist’s presentation of themselves as a ‘blank...
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