Taking another year off

I’m finding myself in that situation again this academic year, mainly thanks to coronavirus this time around rather than financial worries. But this time, I can see it coming, and I won’t lose focus. I won’t waste this year. I’ve got things I need to do to be ready for …

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 …

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 Learning Log – 8th November 2019

In terms of discovering the range of ways in which people experience discrimination, I think firstly I should explain that discrimination is the act of treating someone unfairly or differently because of who they are, due to certain beliefs or because they possess certain characteristics. There are many forms of …

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. …