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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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? — …

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: 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 – 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: 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: Homework – Counselling in the Media – 10th February 2018

This week we were given a series of questions about how counselling is portrayed in the media, in particular magazine and newspaper problem pages and TV shows such as Oprah and Jeremy Kyle. Here are the two problems from “Agony Aunts” I have chosen to look at; One from a …

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 …