I am a therapy client and I blog about my experiences of therapy and of mental health difficulties. I recently received an email (via my blog) which I found very unsettling; it was from a therapist (outside the UK) who is also a client. She was struggling during her therapy break and wanted to reach out to someone who ‘gets in’ (her own words). She told me some very personal details about her past, and she ‘confessed’ to repeated behaviour that violated her therapist’s privacy. She clearly felt guilty, and the aspects of her therapist’s life that she was witnessing, caused her a great deal of pain. She also made reference to alcohol abuse, and I suspected that she had been drinking when she emailed me.