L2CiCS: Learning Log – 24th January 2018

This week we reflected on our own patterns of relating, and how that increases our self-awareness. In particular, we looked at Relationships and what they are. Taking into consideration the connotation which is relevant to our studies, relationships are, essentially, descriptors of the connection between two or more people. There …

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L2CiCS: Learning Log – 13th December 2017

This week we discussed the use of silence in counselling, how it can be used and what it could represent. Silence is defined as the complete absence of sound. Silence in counselling is harder to specifically pin down in a concise and succinct sentence. Silence can be used by a …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 4th October 2017

This week we learned about the following core conditions that reflect the attitude of the counsellor towards the client: Empathy, Congruence and Immediacy, and Unconditional Positive Regard (or UPR). Empathy is the highly evolved capacity of human beings to know what other human beings are feeling, and to feel an …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 20th September 2017

Today was my first class, and to say I was nervous beforehand was an understatement. I arrived first to the classroom, and as usual I had negative thoughts. I thought that things had fallen through and the course was cancelled because no-one else was there, then I thought that I …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 20th September 2017

In this first lesson, our tutor gave us an overview of the course and what it is to be a counsellor, the importance of listening skills in the role, and she answered any basic questions we had. She also outlined the differences between counsellors, Keyworkers and Support workers. A counsellor …