What’s the score?

When I first started writing a blog back in 2005 I had no idea I’d still be writing it now. I thought it’d be a short-lived thing. I wouldn’t stick to it. That would be the kind of thing I do. But here we are, thirteen years later. I’ve moved …

Advertisements

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 23rd May 2018

This week we were asked to find a newspaper article and describe our various reactions to it. This is the article I have chosen: Link to article here. R-bombing: The new dating trend you may have already experienced Today’s dating trends are as whimsical as they are ephemeral. When once …

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 …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 28th March 2018

This week we went through our folders and I realised I was missing a reflection from unit 6.2. Upon reflecting on whose agenda, the counsellor’s or the client’s, we are focusing on when we ask questions, I reached the conclusion that it depends on what is defined as an “agenda”. …

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 – 7th March 2018

This week we looked at endings in counselling. It is quite a broad term and has a lot of meanings. It could concern the end of a single session or the end of a series of sessions. It could refer to endings in good ways or bad ways. It also …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 31st January 2018

This week’s Reflective Diary includes my thoughts on Sue’s presentation, as well as my reflections on our roleplays. To monitor our personal development, we were tasked with identifying responses in ourselves that occur during a helping interaction. We did this with several rounds of roleplay. The first roleplay of the …

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: 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 – 13th December 2017

This week Sally did a presentation on the rising level of anxiety in kids. She explained that although the level still was quite low, it was more widespread and nearly all children she came into contact with displayed anxious traits. Like Gloria’s talk last week, it was very eye-opening with …