L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 9th May 2018

This week we were looking at Ethics in counselling. Our tutor gave us some “Counsellor’s Ethical Dilemmas” to unpick and suggested we use the BACP’s Ethical framework to aid us. That is what it is there for, after all. The first ethical dilemma was that we had been working with …

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L2CiCS: Learning Log – 9th May 2018

This week we talked about Confidentiality. Confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of counselling. It helps build a trusting relationship between client and counsellor, and this trusting relationship underpins the whole therapeutic process. The fact that everything said in that room stays between the counsellor and the client really allows the …

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 – 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 – 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 …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 6th December 2017

This week Gloria did her presentation on loss and bereavement in children, and it was quite eye-opening. I would have loved that level of help and support when I was a youngster. She did a great job, the talk was very informative and I felt very inspired by her. She …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 6th December 2017

This week we were learning about the structure of counselling, in particular the Beginning, the Middle and the End, in relation to both single sessions and full courses of therapy. The first session in a therapeutic relationship is usually an initial assessment. If the counsellor works for an agency then …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 29th November 2017

This week we were went over the work we had done so far to identify if we had any gaps, but we spent most of our time doing roleplays. We did three roleplays in our group, and I had one as a counsellor, one as a client and one as …

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 …