As It Is or As I Am – the Art of Becoming

A journey … towards … being

Counselling Diploma passed!!

A short while ago I submitted my portfolio for review and examination.  This morning had an email from the senior tutor, where I had studied, that I have passed the ABC Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling.  As stated in the course guide, the course philosophy was:

The course is based on the theory and values of the Person-Centred Approach as developed by Carl Rogers. We believe as Rogers wrote that:

Individuals have within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and for  altering their self-concepts, basic attitudes and self directed behaviour; these resources can be tapped if a definable climate of facilitative psychological attitudes can be provided.  [A Way of Being, 1980, p115] 

The aim of the course tutors is to provide a climate for growth that will enable each student to develop their own “way of being”. The learning group will have the opportunity to take responsibility for shaping the course and directing their own learning.

So the many years of study, placements, etc. come to fruition.  Still much to continue to learn and develop.  Don’t ever really see at end to that.

Two things to sort out now:

  • Insurance
  • Place to practise
  • Change the title of this blog 🙂
So the beginning of another journey or the continuation of an existing journey?
For me, both …

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