L2CiCS: Learning Log – 23rd May 2018

This week we looked at enabling the client to identify and focus on their needs and concerns. They might not know where to start, what they want to talk about or even have the capacity to put those thoughts into words. Counsellors identify any difficulties clients have, and use the …

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L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 10th January 2018

Today we explored personal blocks to listening, which are external or internal factors that interfere with a counsellor’s ability to be present in the room and utilise active listening. One internal block to listening that I feel could be pertinent to me, especially at this early stage of my counselling …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 1st November 2017

This week we explored prejudices further with two questions. The first is: Why do we judge? Judging can be seen, at its most basic level, as a survival mechanism. It allows people to quickly gain a working understanding of new situations and new people. It highlights any physical or abstract …