Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

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  I recently listened to a podcast by Dr Kate Owen, a clinical psychologist on the Gold Coast. She offered some interesting ideas around the ‘contagious nature’ of anxiety and other negative emotions. (Have you ever noticed how flat you feel after looking forward to a meet up with a friend who then ‘dumps’ all […]

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 […]

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 […]

*News Flash* – Children Are Competent And Capable Individuals!

*News Flash* – Children Are Competent And Capable Individuals!

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This is the philosophy that early childhood educators hold onto in their practice – the belief that children of all ages are active participants in all matters affecting their lives. Children are regarded as equal members of society whose feelings, thoughts and actions are respected and valued.It seems fitting for early childhood educators to hold […]

How Is Counselling Different To Psychology?

How Is Counselling Different To Psychology?

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For as long as I can remember, I have always been a talker. I enjoy having conversations with people. I value intimate and meaningful conversations.  I like to combine everyday activities with conversation. It was no surprise to friends or family when I decided to study psychology at university. I had found a way to combine […]

The Vietnam Adventure – April 2016

The Vietnam Adventure – April 2016

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So I have just returned home from my second amazing trip with SKATTLE.   This time the SKATTLE program took us to Hanoi, Vietnam.   This was my first time in Vietnam, so the country, culture, and language were new and exciting! I learned a lot from my trip to India, and so this time […]