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: Learning Log – 6th December 2017

This week we were learning about the structure of counselling, in particular the Beginning, the Middle and the End, in relation to both single sessions and full courses of therapy. The first session in a therapeutic relationship is usually an initial assessment. If the counsellor works for an agency then …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 27th September 2017

I was late for class this week. I phoned for a taxi at twenty past 5, to come to the colleague entrance at work. I got a text message not long after saying it had arrived, but I could not see it anywhere. I phoned the taxi company but alas, …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 27th September 2017

This week we learned about some skills we use when counselling: Paraphrasing, Reflecting, Open Questions and Summarising. We learned that Paraphrasing is a tool used in counselling. It is when the counsellor repeats back key points that the client has mentioned so far, condensing them into the essence of the …