Many times when counseling or coaching individuals, the right practice to help them the most could be to explore the attachment theory. But this is one that has very blurred boundaries and it is quite easy for it to go south, both by the responses of the counselor or the participant.
While following the code of ethics is extremely important for any professional in their field, with therapy, counseling or mentoring, due to the personal involvement many times can come off as an overstepping of boundaries.
While it is essential for an individual to receive the proper training when they are dealing with quite fragile or malleable minds, coming to them for advice or support. Watch the video, below, to hear the tips and rules while using that theory in practice