"More recently, Mearns and Cooper (2005: 53) expressed the opinion that transference phenomena occur only in comparatively superficial levels of relationship and disappear altogether when working at relational depth (Point 38)."
"It is also true that transference is a theoretical construct used by some people to describe a process they observe and to which they attribute significance. It is a concept, not a verified process and, if it occurs at all, there are different explanations for it.
These include person-centred explanations. It is possible that person-centred practitioners observe the same processes as therapists of other orientations but name and understand them differently.
For example, in Wilkins (1997a: 38) I point out that some of the many processes described as ‘countertransference’ may, in terms of person-centred theory, very well be described as empathy."