Are they male or female? We all have our own ways of communicating conciously & un-conciously. Try to read the person’s personality, I diffuse alot of unwanted contact with slight humor. Its can be as simple as what u say and how u say it. Body language and direct eye contact are what people look 4 n communications (reply’s), remember that and make sure to convey ur feeling strongly that way. Top it off wit a lil smart [email protected]# humor, not playful, direct, without the uncomfortable body language & c what reaction u get.
If subtle doesn’t work, some only learn from the direct approach. All n all, I feel if you are a professional demand/command that respect from all. The $ is never worth more than my respect.
I believe it is best to approach the situation immediately by saying something like,”It makes me uncomfortable when you…”.
Perhaps he/she has an explanation, however, by stating how you personally feel about the situation, the individual doesn’t feel that you are attacking them directly.
Best to you.
I would have a conversation with the person, I would make sure I keep my professionalism and maintain a professional relationship at all times with my client. I would review my behavior and make sure I am not putting out any vibes that are being mis interpreted.
I would not be alone wilth this client, and may refer them to someone else, I would ask another trainer to evaluate one of the sessions with this client and get other opinions.
Listen to your gut!