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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Mind

This is entry three in this new 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 key word and write about it for a set amount of time. And you’ve probably spotted …

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 …

We all thrive on stories

We all thrive on stories.We grow up on them, we tell ourselves them, we communicate with them, we shape our lives with them. Stories make the world go around, and stories are nothing without characters. So, a question:Who are the top 5 characters that shaped who you are now? — …

Looking back at 2009

And I have to say, it’s quite sad. I’m just porting all the old posts over from the old blog, and I’m currently at the Phantasy Star Universe stage. I mean, I know videogames had a big hold on my life, but imagine if I had devoted myself with such …

On hold. What to do?

Potentially, I may have to hold fire on continuing my Counselling training for this upcoming academic year. We booked our annual holiday pretty much as soon as we came back off of our holiday last year, and it happened to coincide with the external assessment for my counselling course. So …

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 …

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 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 …