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: 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 – 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: Reflective Diary – 28th February 2018

This week Katherine did her presentation about Art Therapy. I thought it was very interesting and enlightening – while I did have some idea that painting and drawing were involved in Art Therapy, I had never considered that physical expression such as dancing or playing music could be classed as …

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: 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 – 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 …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 29th November 2017

This week we were went over the work we had done so far to identify if we had any gaps, but we spent most of our time doing roleplays. We did three roleplays in our group, and I had one as a counsellor, one as a client and one as …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 18th October 2017

This week we were considering fundamental differences in people and how they would affect a client/counsellor relationship. In the lesson, we were asked to complete the following statements then reflect on our completed statements (emphasis on my answers): All Welsh people are friendly. All Americans are obnoxious. All Italians are …