Ego

What springs to mind when I consider the word “ego”? It’s that sense of self, isn’t it? Freud classified it as the mediator in his structural model – it works to balance the hedonistic id and the law-abiding superego. I think this makes sense as it explains why I so …

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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 …

What’s the score?

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. I’ve moved …

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 …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 28th March 2018

This week we talked more about referrals in counselling. A referral is when a client exhibits problems or presents issues that are beyond the scope of a counsellor, and the counsellor informs them of another counsellor or service that would be more appropriate for their needs. Sometimes referrals are necessary. …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 21st March 2018

This week we looked at some mental health related agencies and examined aspects such as their company ethos, what services and therapies they offer, how much sessions cost and other interesting bits of information. I chose iTalk, as I have used them in the past. iTalk is a free service …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 13th December 2017

This week Sally did a presentation on the rising level of anxiety in kids. She explained that although the level still was quite low, it was more widespread and nearly all children she came into contact with displayed anxious traits. Like Gloria’s talk last week, it was very eye-opening with …

L2CiCS: Reflecive Diary – 15th November 2017

This week we were asked to write about an experience we had that was interpreted differently by the other person we were with. My wife, my three year old son and I were at a soft-play centre. After a little while I got bored, so I got my phone out …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 15th November 2017

This week we were asked to describe the meaning of empathy in our own words. Here are my words: Empathy is being aware of other people’s emotional responses and seeing things from their point of view, understanding how they react to problems or how they have reacted to problems. It …