If your grandfather was here today, would you be able to look him in the eye?

Men: Are you proud of your behavior? If your grandfather was here today, would you be able to look him in the eye? Are you a man of the world, caving to whatever temptation it puts under your nose? Or do you want to be uncommon, a great man? Do …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 19th January 2020

The second day of our weekend workshop focused on Addiction; what it is, how it affects a person, and how it can be overcome. It was very interesting to see how attitudes have changed towards drug use over the years; in particular a handout about opium usage over the years …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 10th January 2020

Over the past few weeks we’ve been learning about three very different counselling theories – Person-centred counselling, Psychodynamic counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – with very different methods, glossaries and philosophies that ultimately all work towards the same goal, which is helping people. They each offer a different language, …

L3CiCS Learning Log – 4th October 2019

This week we looked at the role of counsellor in an agency in relation to key-workers and support workers for clients that work within the same organisation. Before I go any further, I think it’s important to highlight exactly who these organisations are supporting. Here are some examples of vulnerable …

So I took a year off, from everything

I mean, it was mostly not through choice. We needed to make sure we would make it through the year financially. Sure, an exotic cat was added to the family in 2019, but other than that, we were careful. Frugal. Thing is, I got lazy and complacent. I found the …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 29th November 2017

This week we were went over the work we had done so far to identify if we had any gaps, but we spent most of our time doing roleplays. We did three roleplays in our group, and I had one as a counsellor, one as a client and one as …