This section explains reflective practice criterion 7 - self-awareness.

7.1 Describe an experience or an activity which has contributed to your own self-awareness.

7.2 Provide a reason(s) for choosing the experience or activity.

7.3 Show how you use this self-awareness in your practice.



How could self-awareness impact on my practice?

As a practitioner, you must be able to be quite reflective about what you know about yourself when you go into the counselling room. Are you aware of how your own thoughts, your views, your personal constructs, are going to impact on whatever it is that the client brings? If you're a reflective practitioner, you're going to be able to hold onto that and either name it and use it in the counselling room or keep it separate from the client's bringing. You may process it in supervision later, but that really is a fundamental part of being an effective practitioner.

How many activities need to be documented?

We just want you to choose one activity.