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 – 6th June 2018

Last week we were given the task to find an article or a problem from a problem page and have a think about how it affected us emotionally and physically. This week we discussed the articles we had chosen, and I felt I chose wrong, as I chose an article …

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: Reflective Diary – 9th May 2018

This week we were looking at Ethics in counselling. Our tutor gave us some “Counsellor’s Ethical Dilemmas” to unpick and suggested we use the BACP’s Ethical framework to aid us. That is what it is there for, after all. The first ethical dilemma was that we had been working with …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 2nd May 2018

This week we were exploring the features of safe practise. My own personal definitions of the four terms we were asked to define are as follows: Ethical – Ethics are personal values that define how a person lives and behaves. In relation to counselling, I see ethics as a matrix …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 25th April 2018

This week we took a mock version of the external assessment. In this assessment, we are to watch a DVD in which two actors play out a short scene involving counselling skills. We were each given a series of questions asking us about the scene. We read through the questions …

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 – 21st March 2018

This week we looked at some mental health related agencies and examined aspects such as their company ethos, what services and therapies they offer, how much sessions cost and other interesting bits of information. I chose iTalk, as I have used them in the past. iTalk is a free service …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 14th March 2018

This week we did some roleplays concerning endings in counselling. I was counsellor first, and Phillip played the client. Charles and Emily were observers. Phillip’s problem was that he was worried that once he stopped coming to therapy, that there would be nothing stopping him reverting to old patterns of …