<<If you have attended therapy, how much did your therapist self-disclose (for example, about their feelings, family, friends, life experiences related to your issues, personal info unrelated to therapy, etc)?
If you are in the field, how much do you self-disclose?>>
I believe it is important to give clients the experience of a relationship that is for their sake (unlike a social relationship which is more mutually based). How I organise myself in the relationship will vary from client to client and how much I self-disclose will vary from client to client. For example a client neglected by a distracted depressed parent may respond better with a therapist with a spontaneous, interested, talkative way of being. On the other hand, a client with intrusive, demanding parents and older siblings might find a quieter, non-intrusive presence to be just what she needs. I respect the individuality of the client and aim to attune to it whilst staying centred in myself. Some clients may find it very difficult to disclose anything about themselves if they know nothing about the person in front of them and in that case I would risk self-disclosure if it was for the client's sake and not for mine. And if a client asks me at the end of a session where I'm going for my holidays, it would be churlish not to tell them. Even though I am always embarrassed when I say "Eastbourne". What I wouldn't do is tell them I'm embarrassed about my choice of holiday destination. That much information would probably be intrusive.
I'm interested to know about why you are concerned about this <-- that's typical self-disclosure!