L2CiCS: Learning Log – 13th December 2017

This week we discussed the use of silence in counselling, how it can be used and what it could represent. Silence is defined as the complete absence of sound. Silence in counselling is harder to specifically pin down in a concise and succinct sentence. Silence can be used by a …

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L2CiCS: Learning Log – 27th September 2017

This week we learned about some skills we use when counselling: Paraphrasing, Reflecting, Open Questions and Summarising. We learned that Paraphrasing is a tool used in counselling. It is when the counsellor repeats back key points that the client has mentioned so far, condensing them into the essence of the …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 20th September 2017

Today was my first class, and to say I was nervous beforehand was an understatement. I arrived first to the classroom, and as usual I had negative thoughts. I thought that things had fallen through and the course was cancelled because no-one else was there, then I thought that I …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 20th September 2017

In this first lesson, our tutor gave us an overview of the course and what it is to be a counsellor, the importance of listening skills in the role, and she answered any basic questions we had. She also outlined the differences between counsellors, Keyworkers and Support workers. A counsellor …