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: 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 – 14th March 2018

This week we did some roleplays concerning endings in counselling. I was counsellor first, and Phillip played the client. Charles and Emily were observers. Phillip’s problem was that he was worried that once he stopped coming to therapy, that there would be nothing stopping him reverting to old patterns of …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 7th March 2018

This week we looked at endings in counselling. It is quite a broad term and has a lot of meanings. It could concern the end of a single session or the end of a series of sessions. It could refer to endings in good ways or bad ways. It also …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 11th October 2017

In this lesson we learned about Boundaries, both personal and professional. I definitely think I need to develop clearer boundaries in certain aspects of my life, and gain the courage to speak out when lines have been crossed. I have had a read of the Ethical Framework for the Counselling …

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 …

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 …