“Why I Want to do the Course” Recently I have many changes in my life, and I’m very happy to have it. Also I became more socialising for the last year and got better with English, which are very important reasons to start the course. I believe, I’ve got some other important reasons and intending to embark on the course. Firstly, I keen to proceed with my psychotherapy studying, which has been started in Russia in 1999. I was studying Dance Movement Therapy in the Moscow Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis for two years as my 3-years Postgraduate Diploma course.
That’s shame, I haven’t finished the last year as I moved to England. I’m really interesting to study Person Centred Approach as I saw the big difference between Psychodynamic approach and Counselling, when I’ve done my Level 2 ABC Certificate in Counselling Concepts. Secondly, I want to do this course to get new skills in Counselling and also to manage my own feelings, relationship, and to know more about myself. And finally, I would like to socialise with people who share my interests.
I think my current strengths in the role of “helper” are my willing to help others, counselling knowledge such as empathy, unconditional positive regard, etc. What I would like to work towards in myself are tolerance and self-expressing. This Certificate in Counselling Skills course seems to be much more intensive then Certificate in Counselling Concepts and it will be enriched with more homework and academic writing than before.
Currently I am fulltime mum and time commitments of the course relate to my family, especially to my little daughter, who starts the school in September. I realise that when I‘ll start the course I will be busy with my homework, and at the same time need to look after children and share my time with family too, who also seek my attention. I fully understand that the course may be emotionally demanding, as I’ve attended such kind of courses before. Often it brings even physical tiredness together with an emotional pain coming from deep inside of you.
My thoughts about emotional commitments to the course are following: sometimes it’s embarrassing to open some feelings in front of others, especially I don’t like to cry, but I understand that sometimes deep feelings come out with tears. Also anger, it seats so deep inside and I don‘t know much about it, so when it’s coming out of myself or other self I don’t know much how to cope with that. What I’d like to know more is how to release anger, fears, frustration, blocks and defences. The typing materials of the course help me very much and make me more confident in the theoretical part of the course.
I was less confident in academic writing and group discussions, when I first applied to this course 2 years ago, but I’m getting better, gaining new skills from my English classes and from everyday life. Also I’ve got more time to study than before as all my children will be in school at daytime when course will start. That’s why I prefer to study daytime as well. I hope it will be brilliant year and will bring new friends, loads of feelings, insights and knowledge. I’m really happy to start the course and I’m sure this is the right time to go ahead.