When I first began my counselling diploma at Sheffield Hallam University in 2003, I never knew how much I would be more aware of myself or how it would change my thinking or who it would affect the way I interact with my peers, friends and colleagues. I did not imagine that becoming a counsellor Continue reading →
This morning I was running late with Radio 2 playing in my car. Right Said Fred were playing Johnny Cash’s version of Ring of Fire live but unfortunately the lead singer, Fred, forgot the words. Not once but twice! As a listener it didn’t matter to me. However, I did wonder how Fred felt. He was laughing but considering there are over 7 million listeners Continue reading →
There is often discussion about contracting at the beginning of a counselling relationship, creating safe boundaries and ensuring that the clients are aware of the expectations of the counselling sessions but it just as important to think about the end of a counselling relationship.
Ensuring clients are aware of the ending of counselling relationship
I’m sure we can all think about New Year’s resolutions that we have made and broken. I know that I can think of some! Making new resolutions is often about changing our bad habits or becoming fitter. For example I often hear New Year resolutions of people stopping smoking or drinking Continue reading →
An advantage of attending a counselling supervision course is that it has helped me reflect and evaluate my own supervision sessions. This led me to have an open and frank discussion with my own supervisor about the different aspects of my supervision. We were able to focus on what I have found helpful and unhelpful throughout my supervision. This enabled us to reassess our work together and for me to take a fresh look at what I was contributing and what positive changes I could make.