Perception

This is my themed series of blog posts in which as part of my ongoing quest for greater self-awareness and my continued personal and professional development, I pick a word and write about it for a set amount of time. Leave a comment on here with a new word for …

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L2CiCS: Learning Log – 9th May 2018

This week we talked about Confidentiality. Confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of counselling. It helps build a trusting relationship between client and counsellor, and this trusting relationship underpins the whole therapeutic process. The fact that everything said in that room stays between the counsellor and the client really allows 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: Learning Log – 7th March 2018

This week we looked at endings in counselling. It is quite a broad term and has a lot of meanings. It could concern the end of a single session or the end of a series of sessions. It could refer to endings in good ways or bad ways. It also …

L2CiCS: Workshop Learning Log – 10th February 2018

Today our group had a Personal Development weekend and we learned about the Johari Window. The Johari’s Window model is a psychological tool for people to better understand themselves, their relationships and other people. It was developed in 1955 by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham and has been proven to …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 24th January 2018

This week we reflected on our own patterns of relating, and how that increases our self-awareness. In particular, we looked at Relationships and what they are. Taking into consideration the connotation which is relevant to our studies, relationships are, essentially, descriptors of the connection between two or more people. There …