Femininity

Like last weeks word, I have to admit that I have had thoughts about this keyword. I couldn’t really not think about it, with femininity being the polar opposite of masculinity. There are elements to this piece that have been going around in my head for a while, but this …

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Perception

This is 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 word and write about it for a set amount of time. Leave a comment on here with a new word for …

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 – 24th January 2018

This week we were asked to explore and reflect on a couple of thought exercises relating to our self-awareness. One was to think about a time you were not helped by someone from whom you expected help from. For me, this would be a couple of years ago when I …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 17th January 2018

This week was a bit more abstract and self-exploratory than usual, in that we carried on exploring our understanding of the relationship between our personalities and our helping work by asking ourselves various introspective questions (Unit 5.1), and we also considered the ways in which our life history has impacted …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 18th October 2017

This week we were considering fundamental differences in people and how they would affect a client/counsellor relationship. In the lesson, we were asked to complete the following statements then reflect on our completed statements (emphasis on my answers): All Welsh people are friendly. All Americans are obnoxious. All Italians are …

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 …