This article was written during the early part of 2014 and was completed in August 2014. The article investigates several of the issues that may influence the therapeutic process when the therapist is raised and educated in an individualistic culture while attempting therapy with a client raised and educated in a collective culture.
With an increasing number of single and couple households in Sydney there is also an increase in the number of pets. Research has shown that the level of attachment between owner and pet can be equal to the emotional bond to a person’s parent, best friend, sibling or significant other.
Research has shown that the most common counselling scenario is female clients working with female counsellors.