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 as it all comes to an end – a conclusion of sorts. If I look back on my initial expectations of the course, they were …

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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 affected us emotionally and physically. This week we discussed the articles we had chosen, and I felt I chose wrong, as I chose an article …

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 to article here. R-bombing: The new dating trend you may have already experienced Today’s dating trends are as whimsical as they are ephemeral. When once …

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 they want to talk about or even have the capacity to put those thoughts into words. Counsellors identify any difficulties clients have, and use the …

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 Ethical framework to aid us. That is what it is there for, after all. The first ethical dilemma was that we had been working with …

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 trusting relationship underpins the whole therapeutic process. The fact that everything said in that room stays between the counsellor and the client really allows the …

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 follows: Ethical – Ethics are personal values that define how a person lives and behaves. In relation to counselling, I see ethics as a matrix …

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 to maintain the integrity of the counselling and psychotherapy professions. Everything in the framework protects the entirety of both the client and practitioner, and allows …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 25th April 2018

This week we took a mock version of the external assessment. In this assessment, we are to watch a DVD in which two actors play out a short scene involving counselling skills. We were each given a series of questions asking us about the scene. We read through the questions …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 18th April 2018

This week we looked at more aspects of personal development, such as personal growth and how we feel about our developing counselling skills, as well as how we feel about giving feedback. Personal Growth Looking back on at my own journey on the course since September I have definitely learned …