Stressed woman in need of anxiety counselling

Suicide: The Private Theories of Therapists and Clients

As a matter of course, mental health clinics try to address suicidality as a risk and build secure therapeutic relationships. Yet, client suffering means therapists working with this level of pain often feel helpless. Building a therapeutic alliance is therefore a tricky path, as therapists need to authentically empathise with their client’s suicidal wish, but…