Human

Simply trying to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be.

Father

To an incredible four year old boy that is an absolute force of nature.

Counsellor

On a mission to make the world a better place, one person at a time.

Husband

To a wonderful woman that is complimentary to me and my mission.

What’s the score?

Hi! My name’s Iain, and my purpose is to help you become the best version of you that you can be. And in parallel to that, I’m trying to become the best version of me, too. To learn more about me, my bio would be a good place to start.

When I first started writing a blog back in 2005 I had no idea I’d still be writing it now. I thought it’d be a short-lived thing. I wouldn’t stick to it. That would be the kind of thing I do.

But here we are, thirteen years later.

This website is a collection of posts from all the various other blogs I’ve had over the years, and it is the central hub of my personal brand, with various spokes leading off in other directions towards my other interests and ideas.

My future aspirations are to be some kind of counsellor or life-coach. With that in mind, if people who need help find me through this blog, read some of the early posts and see that I have been in similar situations to them with regards to my mental health, they will see that I survived. And then if they see that I can help them get out too?

That’s the goal.

Admittedly, I’m still a long way from where I want to be and very much still a work-in-progress, but I invite you to join me on my never-ending journey of personal mastery, and my quest to help people become the best that they can be.

You never know. Maybe I could help you.

To find out more about where I’m currently at, click here.

Free-writing

What is free-writing? You simply write the first thing that comes into your head for a set amount of time on a pre-determined word. Try it yourself or take a look at mine.
Femininity
Masculinity
Ego
Perception
Infinity
Space

Qualifications coursework

Below you will find the eight latest pieces of coursework that I have written for my qualifications.
L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 13th June 2018
This is the last piece of work I’m going to be writing for this course, and I just wanted to record my thoughts and feelings...
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L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 6th June 2018
Last week we were given the task to find an article or a problem from a problem page and have a think about how it...
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L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 23rd May 2018
This week we were asked to find a newspaper article and describe our various reactions to it. This is the article I have chosen: Link...
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L2CiCS: Learning Log – 23rd May 2018
This week we looked at enabling the client to identify and focus on their needs and concerns. They might not know where to start, what...
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L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 9th May 2018
This week we were looking at Ethics in counselling. Our tutor gave us some “Counsellor’s Ethical Dilemmas” to unpick and suggested we use the BACP’s...
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L2CiCS: Learning Log – 9th May 2018
This week we talked about Confidentiality. Confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of counselling. It helps build a trusting relationship between client and counsellor, and this...
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L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 2nd May 2018
This week we were exploring the features of safe practise. My own personal definitions of the four terms we were asked to define are as...
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L2CiCS: Learning Log – 2nd May 2018
This week we were exploring the features of safe practise, using the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. The BACP’s Ethical framework is necessary...
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Femininity

Like last weeks word, I have to admit that I have had thoughts about this keyword. I couldn’t really not think about it, with femininity being the polar opposite of masculinity. There are elements to this piece that have been going around in my head for a while, but this …

Masculinity

I’ll be honest. I’ve been wrestling with this one in my head for a while, so this writing is only semi-free. That’s one of the problems with having the titles of the exercises written down – I take a look to add to the list every now and again, and …

Perception

This is my themed series of blog posts in which as part of my ongoing quest for greater self-awareness and my continued personal and professional development, I pick a word and write about it for a set amount of time. Leave a comment on here with a new word for …

Infinity

This is my themed series of blog posts in which as part of my ongoing quest for greater self-awareness and my continued personal and professional development, I pick a word and write about it for a set amount of time. Leave a comment on here with a new word for …

Space

This is the latest entry in my themed series of blog posts in which (as part of my ongoing quest for greater self awareness and my continued personal and professional development), I pick a key word and write about it for a set amount of time. Leave a comment on …

Potential is only a Possibility

Come closer, let me tell you a story. It’s about me and my potential. And how that potential lay dormant for twenty years. What is potential worth, do you think? It’s worth nothing if you don’t do anything with it. See, the problem is that potential does not directly translate …

Time

This is entry five in my themed series of blog posts in which, as part of my ongoing quest for greater self awareness and my continued personal and professional development, I pick a key word and write about it for a set amount of time. I’d really like it if …