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This is the latest entry in 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 key word and write about it for a set amount of time. Leave a comment on …

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L2CiCS: Learning Log – 2nd May 2018

This week we were exploring the features of safe practise, using the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. The BACP’s Ethical framework is necessary to maintain the integrity of the counselling and psychotherapy professions. Everything in the framework protects the entirety of both the client and practitioner, and allows …

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 …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 1st November 2017

This week we explored prejudices further with two questions. The first is: Why do we judge? Judging can be seen, at its most basic level, as a survival mechanism. It allows people to quickly gain a working understanding of new situations and new people. It highlights any physical or abstract …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 18th October 2017

This week we were learning about Stereotyping and Prejudice in relation to the wide range of potential differences between the client and counsellor. These include (but are not limited to) differences in gender, race, age, social habits, capability, sexual orientation and physical ability. Prejudice is having a pre-conceived (usually unfavourable) …