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”. …

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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 …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 6th December 2017

This week we were learning about the structure of counselling, in particular the Beginning, the Middle and the End, in relation to both single sessions and full courses of therapy. The first session in a therapeutic relationship is usually an initial assessment. If the counsellor works for an agency then …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 4th October 2017

I was not late this week, in fact I was the third or fourth person to arrive, and I was happy about that. Although for reasons I cannot fathom, I had a feeling of being out of my depth at the very start of the session. I am not sure …

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 …