Masculinity

I’ll be honest. I’ve been wrestling with this one in my head for a while, so this writing is only semi-free. That’s one of the problems with having the titles of the exercises written down – I take a look to add to the list every now and again, and …

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2013 in review

I’m just going back and porting my blog posts from 2013 over and man, this was a funny year. Existential panic had set in. I knew I wanted to do something with my life, but I was throwing darts into the mist trying to find what that something was. In …

Self-awareness is a bad thing?

On my journey to becoming a counsellor I have developed a degree of self-awareness. With both the self-reflective exercises on the Level 2 counselling skills course and the Jungian shadow work I’ve done in my journals, I recognise the things I have discovered as nothing but positive. I’ve uncovered unconscious …

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: Reflective Diary – 28th February 2018

This week Katherine did her presentation about Art Therapy. I thought it was very interesting and enlightening – while I did have some idea that painting and drawing were involved in Art Therapy, I had never considered that physical expression such as dancing or playing music could be classed as …

L2CiCS: Homework – October 11th 2017

We were given homework this week, which was to imagine our own ideal counselling room. Here is what I came up with. The building itself is old, with period features and a lot of character. It is in a centralised location, somewhere near Portsmouth and Southsea train station, maybe five …