I don't know, I respect the perspective, but I am uncertain on it's clarity.
I remember in one discussion with a friend of mine who is a professional rogerian councillor I once asked her what she did about her not responding to clients.
She replied that she did! respond emotionally to clients, but she was in a remove where she could explain things.
indeed it would quite often happen that when we were talking, given that she was one of the people I could! talk to about abuse, she would sometimes say "that makes me quite angry" or "that makes me upset"
When I apologised, she was quite blunt on the subject.
"You! don't need to apologise, I'm just letting you know how I'm feeling. Your not responsible for how I'm feeling, that is to do with me and my history not yours"
This is actually an approach I've found myself following with my lady fairly often when sharing details of her past, I'll realize I'm feeling something and explain it rather than just reacting.
I don't think in this case it's a question though of empathy, so much as how feelings are expressed and what comes from them.
A constant problem with my mum is that frequently I'd get proposed solutions, even when I wasn't necessarily looking! for a solution, where my lady tends to react and be more honest about her reactions, which makes me want to try to do the same.
Then again all of this is really musing on my part, ---- after all definition of ethical terms and a philosophy graduate is rather like red rag and bull