How to establish a positive therapeutic relationship with a client?
A positive therapeutic relationship is initially formed by being genuine and empathetic with a client. Having a non-judgemental and trusting approach towards the client and their capabilities, giving early evidence of being helpful, clear communication, and choosing the right language to bond are very important factors. Besides these, forming an emotional bond with the client by being intellectually, physically, and emotionally available for them as well as giving them undivided attention is necessary. Last but not the least, connecting and engaging with the client over their likes, dislikes, common interests, people in their lives, etc. adds a personal touch.