L3CiCS Reflective Diary 31st January 2020

This week we looked at why theory is important in counselling work. Through a group discussion we identified several key aspects of why it is important, and I was quite surprised by the amount we came up with. First though, I think it’s important that I reflect on what is …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 17th January 2020

To solidify our learning and get an idea of how it is practically applied, it would be useful to take our knowledge of the three theories we have studied so far and apply it to a range of presenting problems. As I mentioned the last time we used these case …

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 – 29th November 2019

Person Centred Counselling was developed by Carl Rogers in the 1950’s around the philosophy that people can change, and that they are not bound by personal events in their past, or their circumstances in the present. This change is achieved by the counsellor making use of the core conditions of …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 15th November 2019

This week we went straight into roleplays with relation to discrimination – as a client we had to play someone that had experienced some kind of discrimination or was somehow different to the counsellor. First off, I was counsellor to Leonardo’s client. His difference was that he felt he was …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 8th November 2019

We were still working on diversity, discrimination and prejudice this week. Our tutor asked us to discover all the ways (both positive and negative) in which diversity can impact on the counselling relationship, which allowed us to consider how to take diversity issues into account when developing a counselling relationship. …

L3CiCS Learning Log – 18th October 2019

This week we looked at the three stages of the counselling relationship. There are three stages in the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client, and they apply to individual sessions as well as the counselling process as a whole. The start of a session is known as The Beginning and …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 11th October 2019

This week we looked at what we feel and think are necessary to developing an effective working relationship with clients. I think the most important one, one that Carl Rogers outlined many years ago, is a core condition of the therapeutic counselling relationship – Unconditional Positive Regard. UPR is a …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 4th October 2019

This week we talked about the different helping roles in agencies, and we explored the limitations of counselling in relation to a client’s expectations. I wasn’t initially going to write anything in my reflective diary this week as I don’t feel we covered anything I had any deep or significant …

Femininity

Like last weeks word, I have to admit that I have had thoughts about this keyword. I couldn’t really not think about it, with femininity being the polar opposite of masculinity. There are elements to this piece that have been going around in my head for a while, but this …