“I was going through a rough patch in my life and wanted strategies for dealing with stress. I didn’t expect to develop erotic feelings for my psychologist,” Camille says.
Falling for your therapist is a romanticised, old cliché that seems to be the favoured plotlines of half of Hollywood's screenplays. But is it an actual thing? Given that almost 10 per cent of Australians received Medicare-subsidised mental health services in 2016-17 – that’s 2.4 million people who have built relationships with a mental health specialist – it would be fair to assume Camille is not alone in her feelings.