L2CiCS: Learning Log – 28th March 2018

This week we talked more about referrals in counselling. A referral is when a client exhibits problems or presents issues that are beyond the scope of a counsellor, and the counsellor informs them of another counsellor or service that would be more appropriate for their needs. Sometimes referrals are necessary. …

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L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 7th March 2018

This week in class we explored endings in counselling. We were asked to reflect on how we feel about endings, and what kind of effects they have on us. Some endings I like. These are usually situations or people or problems that are causing me emotional pain. No-one likes pain. …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 4th October 2017

This week we learned about the following core conditions that reflect the attitude of the counsellor towards the client: Empathy, Congruence and Immediacy, and Unconditional Positive Regard (or UPR). Empathy is the highly evolved capacity of human beings to know what other human beings are feeling, and to feel an …

This is what Dark Souls has taught me about death

Death is different in Dark Souls. Echoing the advice Dave gave me when I first started playing, that death is not a failure state, I mean, sure, you did fail, either by being utterly outclassed and over-powered by a massive demon, by being over-confident in your abilities at taking on …