Our expert says:
Sounds very odd indeed, and in no way part of CBT or of any form of counselling or therapy. Indeed, it is highly unprofessional behaviour, bordering on the unethical. Therapy is not supposed to be about him or FOR him, or to deal with HIS feelings - this is exploitation.
If he has foolishly allowed himself to become so infatuated, he is possibly exaggerating the progress you have made ( or maybe he's very fresh to such work, and you're the first patient he has seen do so well ? ) This is NEVER how a responsible shrink tries to boost you self-esteem. What is admirable about you is the good work you are doing, not whether he loves you.
I would seriously think of getting another therapist - and at least tell him frankly it makes you feel confused and rather bothered when he talks about loving you, because you know this is NOT something that is supposed to be discussed between doctor and patient.
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