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 …

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L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 7th February 2018

This week we talked about Stephen Karpman’s Drama Triangle, and the roles we often take on without realising. It started as a roleplay between Sue, Gloria and I, but turned into a more informal chat towards the end. I purposefully played the Victim at the start by saying how I …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 31st January 2018

This week, Sue did a presentation on Transactional Analysis; in particular Sue talked about the ego-states, what they are and how they represent us. Transactional Analysis was founded in the late 1950’s by Eric Berne, and is a therapy based on the theory that each person has three ego-states: Parent, …

L2CiCS: Reflecive Diary – 15th November 2017

This week we were asked to write about an experience we had that was interpreted differently by the other person we were with. My wife, my three year old son and I were at a soft-play centre. After a little while I got bored, so I got my phone out …

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 …