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What are your special skills?

What are your special skills?

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    We all have at least one thing that we can do well, one special skill. Some people have many skills but we all have something that we can contribute to the world. These skills make us who we are and keep us strong when the storm clouds of life loom above us. There […]

How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference To A Story

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Many of us remember the old game of “Telephone,” where the sharing of a statement begets some very funny changes to it. The person at the start of the telephone chain whispers, a statement such as, “I like being outside and playing at the park” into the ear of the person next to him. That […]

6 Tips For Supporting Your Family After Loss

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At SKATTLE we see lots of families going through life changing experiences, including families affected by loss. Here is a short list of ideas that can be helpful to remember when you or someone you know is trying to support family after loss… Everyone Responds Differently You might feel concerned that someone you care about […]

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

5 min read

Family Counselling can often be considered a bit taboo in Australian culture – it’s not something you regularly hear people talking about openly. Like most things that aren’t talked about openly, this tends to breed misunderstanding and confusion around what actually happens in a family counselling session, and what to expect with things like: How many session […]

What I Learned at SKATTLE

What I Learned at SKATTLE

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This post has been written by Brittany Earles, a psychology student from the US who recently completed a 4 month placement at SKATTLE   While on placement at SKATTLE I have had the opportunity to learn and practice skills from a Narrative, Strengths-based and Solution Focused therapy approach. Along the way there have been a few […]

What’s The Difference Between Counselling And Psychology? Another Perspective

What’s The Difference Between Counselling And Psychology? Another Perspective

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This is a question I hear a lot. A big part of the answer relates to specialisations in the mental health field, and what different professionals in counselling and psychology bill themselves as ‘experts’ in. The thing is with counselling (as opposed to psychology), we don’t tend to put as much emphasis on specialisations because of one […]