Counselling Dilemma: Accidental Death of a Client
You had been counselling your client Renee for approximately two years and in that time had developed a very strong counselling relationship. Renee was a highly motivated client who worked very hard to overcome the challenges in her life. Renee had missed a session during the week and you were quite concerned because this was out of character for her as she had always notified you in the past if she was unable to keep her appointment.
As you read today’s newspaper headlines you see that there had been a terrible car accident that had claimed Renee’s life. You are deeply shocked and saddened by the news and would dearly love to attend her funeral service.
Do you think that you should attend? What issues will you need to consider?