L3CiCS Mental Health Assignment

Identifying and describing a range of mental health problems As categorised by The National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE), the most common mental health problems are: Depression – The main symptom is a low feeling and a loss of pleasure in things that were once enjoyable. Other symptoms include feeling irritable all the time, having drastic changes in appetite, …

L3CiCS Counselling Agency Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to choose a counselling agency and research how it operates. I have chosen Off The Record. I chose this organisation because there was once a place in Southampton that offered a similar service that I visited when I was a troubled teenage to get some help. It helped me greatly, more than I realised …

L3CiCS You as a Counsellor Assignment

I am training to become a counsellor because I want to help people. Throughout my life I have struggled with a lot of various types of mental health problems, such as depression, addiction and severe anxiety. I was borderline narcissistic and I suffered from delusions of grandeur, as well as Golden-Child syndrome. I thought I deserved more, but I expected …

L3CiCS Counselling Theory and Self-Awareness Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to show how learning about counselling theory and applying it to your own life can promote and increase self-awareness, by deepening the understanding of your own personality, history and relationships. This will be a very personal journey through my counselling studies so far, and hopefully a good reflection of what I have learned about …

L3CiCS Learning Log – 12th June 2020

This week we are looking at Assessment in counselling, and how it informs the counselling work. In counselling, assessment is the process used to determine if counselling is appropriate and needed, which type of counselling would be the most suitable for a client’s needs, and to take an initial measurement of the severity of the client’s issues. Assessments are important …

L3CiCS Learning Log – 5th June 2020

This week we are describing the ethical, legal and procedural framework in which an agency operates. I have chosen to explore Off The Record’s ethical policy as I have previously written about their agency in my work. Overall, it is the policy of the agency for all counsellors, whether they are fully qualified or trainees to adhere to the British …