- Nov 16, 2014
Me and my therapist hugged for along time and he's really tall and I could hear his heartbeat it was beating really fast I'm just wondering if hugs are ok in therapy?
He initiated the hug when my time was up. And he did ask if it was ok to give me a hugThis seems a little wrong to me. Did they ask if they could hug you? Who initiated it? I think these are important questions.
If a therapist knew a client VERY well and the client initiated the hug I can understand the therapist agreeing to this as it could push a sense of rejection which would be counter productive in transference.
But I can't really see this as appropriate in other situations, to be honest?
He initiated the hug when my time was up. And he did ask if it was ok to give me a hug
It did a little bit because he has never hugged me for a long period of time before, it was a little awkward. Earlier in the session he rubbed my back and that made me feel uncomfortable too.I find it a little unprofessional too. We b
uild relationships with our therapists and they see us at probably our most vulnerable but (or maybe because of this) I think certain boundaries shouldn't be crossed. But maybe I feel this way because I wouldn't want any of my therapists hugging me! How did you feel about it? Did it make you uncomfortable?