A letter to myself as a ten year old…

Inspired by a post Nikki wrote on her blog, https://lifeasjustnikki.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/dear-me/, I started this with the intent of writing a letter to my 10 year old self. I was in awe of her raw honesty, and her post really got me thinking about what advice I would give to myself at …

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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 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: Homework – Counselling in the Media – 10th February 2018

This week we were given a series of questions about how counselling is portrayed in the media, in particular magazine and newspaper problem pages and TV shows such as Oprah and Jeremy Kyle. Here are the two problems from “Agony Aunts” I have chosen to look at; One from a …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 29th November 2017

This week we were went over the work we had done so far to identify if we had any gaps, but we spent most of our time doing roleplays. We did three roleplays in our group, and I had one as a counsellor, one as a client and one as …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 8th November 2017

This week, we were challenged to explore our Moral Values, and to complete the Self Puzzle. My Moral Timeline One community that I have been a part of for all of my life is the rather large community of Great Britain, which is governed by laws. These laws are in …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 11th October 2017

This week we learned about Boundaries, both personal and professional. Personal boundaries are generally limits on how people prefer their interactions with others. For example some people may enjoy giving hugs and appreciative touches, whereas other people may not like any physical contact at all. Boundaries in the context of …

2014 fitness and other random targets

I need a new routine. If the start of a new year spurs that change, then so be it. I can understand that some people don’t like those people that make “resolutions”, but I’m all for them to do so – if making a resolution makes that person sit up …