Reflecting on ending self-isolation

This Coronavirus thing has been a bit shit, eh? I’m due to go back to work next week, and I have mixed emotions about it. On the one hand, I hate my current job, and these twelve weeks have been eye-opening to exactly how much I do hate it. I’m …

Self-isolation, week four

It reminds me of when I was unemployed, having all this free time. But it’s weird – instead of bumming around playing videogames all day and moderating meaningless internet forums, this time I am spending my time improving my situation. I asked Twitter when the lockdown first started if this …

Potential is only a Possibility

Come closer, let me tell you a story. It’s about me and my potential. And how that potential lay dormant for twenty years. What is potential worth, do you think? It’s worth nothing if you don’t do anything with it. See, the problem is that potential does not directly translate …

On hold. What to do?

Potentially, I may have to hold fire on continuing my Counselling training for this upcoming academic year. We booked our annual holiday pretty much as soon as we came back off of our holiday last year, and it happened to coincide with the external assessment for my counselling course. So …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 18th April 2018

This week we looked at more aspects of personal development, such as personal growth and how we feel about our developing counselling skills, as well as how we feel about giving feedback. Personal Growth Looking back on at my own journey on the course since September I have definitely learned …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 28th March 2018

This week we talked more about referrals in counselling. A referral is when a client exhibits problems or presents issues that are beyond the scope of a counsellor, and the counsellor informs them of another counsellor or service that would be more appropriate for their needs. Sometimes referrals are necessary. …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 21st February 2018

This week we talked about Transactional Analysis a bit more, and were asked to participate in an exercise our tutor has called Know Thyself. Understanding ego-states is a powerful tool towards self-awareness. In this exercise we are to keep a note of which ego-state we are in at different points …

L2CiCS: Workshop Learning Log – 10th February 2018

Today our group had a Personal Development weekend and we learned about the Johari Window. The Johari’s Window model is a psychological tool for people to better understand themselves, their relationships and other people. It was developed in 1955 by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham and has been proven to …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 7th February 2018

This week we looked at some aspects of Transactional Analysis, in particular Stephen Karpman’s Drama Triangle, as well as Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The Drama Triangle was conceived as a social model of human interaction by Stephen Karpman in 1968. In life, people play games. In difficult or tumultuous …