Masculinity

I’ll be honest. I’ve been wrestling with this one in my head for a while, so this writing is only semi-free. That’s one of the problems with having the titles of the exercises written down – I take a look to add to the list every now and again, and …

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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 …

Reality

This is entry four 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. It would be super cool …

Mind

This is entry three in this new 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. And you’ve probably spotted …

Soul

Having written a reflective diary after every lesson on my course over the last year, I miss writing already and it’s only been a few weeks. This is the first entry in a new series I’m going to try and do every week as part of my ongoing quest for …

Self-awareness is a bad thing?

On my journey to becoming a counsellor I have developed a degree of self-awareness. With both the self-reflective exercises on the Level 2 counselling skills course and the Jungian shadow work I’ve done in my journals, I recognise the things I have discovered as nothing but positive. I’ve uncovered unconscious …

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: 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 – 7th March 2018

This week in class we explored endings in counselling. We were asked to reflect on how we feel about endings, and what kind of effects they have on us. Some endings I like. These are usually situations or people or problems that are causing me emotional pain. No-one likes pain. …