(Apologies – I came down with a stomach flu and I’m only just about recovered today!)

To round off this difficult topic of safe spaces and boundaries, a therapist-client relationship should and must have boundaries. Some are less strict – whether a client gets to call a therapist outside of appointment hours is between the therapist and client, for example. Some are super strict – no romantic or physical attachment, etc.

But usually it’s the bits in between that can be trickier to navigate. Mental health professionals have an inherent power imbalance in a therapeutic relationship as they are the ones being sought for help from. Boundaries exist so that the safe space doesn’t get abused by either therapist or client.

ON ANOTHER NOTE! I’m excited about an upcoming collaboration with an organisation in Singapore that is very serious about mental health in the educational and work space. If all goes well, you’ll see that collaboration kick off next week!