A letter to myself as a ten year old…

Inspired by a post Nikki wrote on her blog, https://lifeasjustnikki.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/dear-me/, I started this with the intent of writing a letter to my 10 year old self. I was in awe of her raw honesty, and her post really got me thinking about what advice I would give to myself at …

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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 – 28th March 2018

This week we talked more about referrals in counselling. A referral is when a client exhibits problems or presents issues that are beyond the scope of a counsellor, and the counsellor informs them of another counsellor or service that would be more appropriate for their needs. Sometimes referrals are necessary. …

L2CiCS: Workshop Reflective Diary – 10th February 2018

Today our group had a Personal Development weekend. Our first task once we had arrived and settled in was to learn about the Johari Window, and then to create a mask based on our Open Self. There were tables full of decorating materials for us to use. When I first …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 7th February 2018

This week we looked at some aspects of Transactional Analysis, in particular Stephen Karpman’s Drama Triangle, as well as Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The Drama Triangle was conceived as a social model of human interaction by Stephen Karpman in 1968. In life, people play games. In difficult or tumultuous …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 4th October 2017

I was not late this week, in fact I was the third or fourth person to arrive, and I was happy about that. Although for reasons I cannot fathom, I had a feeling of being out of my depth at the very start of the session. I am not sure …

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills: My Expectations

My expectations for this course are, first and foremost, to gain a basic understanding of Counselling, the skills and qualities required to be a Counsellor, and in particular to determine if I can see myself as a Counsellor in the future. I have read a few books on Counselling, but …