L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 25th June 2020

So that’s that then. Last night I got an email from the college saying that our internal and external assessments have been submitted to the CPCAB for a calculated grade. Our tutor had already told us that we would all pass. Now that our final grade is being calculated, between …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 5th June 2020

I think if we were to devise mock ethical policy and procedure to ensure fair and safe practise for a hypothetical agency then we’d not go far wrong if we used the BACP’s Ethical Framework as a starting point. It is a thorough, robust set of guidelines and policies that …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 29th May 2020

This week we are looking at limits of proficiency, and my reflections on them. There are many ethical considerations to take into account when considering your own limits of proficiency. The type of client is one, for example, as a child would require a different approach to an adult seeking …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 22nd May 2020

Ethics in counselling are very important. I will be using the BACP’s Ethical Framework as contextual guidance to explore these hypothetical Ethical dilemmas. A client has been in counselling for a year and has made great progress. She brings in an expensive gift for you. She knows that this is …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 15th May 2020

This week we are looking at ethics in counselling, in particular, how to apply an understanding of an ethical framework to counselling practise sessions. This combines the two aspects of counselling that I feel are my weak areas: ethics and skills practises. Seeing as we are still in lockdown due …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 8th May 2020

This week in lockdown, I am working on self-awareness and how it contributes to the ability to empathise with others. Empathy is a kind of emotional imagination; it is the ability to map the knowledge of your own feelings to those of someone else in order to gain a deeper …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 7th May 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we’ve not had a class at the Haven Community Centre for about seven weeks – it’s been crazy times. This week I met up with Gareth online via Skype to chat about research. It was quite strange talking to a screen rather than a …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 10th April 2020

Research is an interesting aspect of counselling and psychotherapy, and I think it is very important. It is essentially a sphere of knowledge that exists parallel to your own body of knowledge as a person and as a counsellor, and overlaps in places. Research, or “finding out what works” has …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 3rd April 2020

This week we looked at common mental health problems and possible reasons for their incidence in society. Mental health problems could be seen as skewed rules that people are trying to live their lives by. These abstract rules are mostly developed alongside the organism as it grows and learns to …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 27th March 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, there was no college last week, or this week. Last week I caught up on my work, wrote up my thoughts on the case studies, but it did feel a little odd. It was hard to concentrate. It is still hard to concentrate to …