Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

2 min read

  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 […]

Telling Stories in the Counselling Room

Telling Stories in the Counselling Room

5 min read

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. These are the opening words to Patrick Ness’ 2011 children’s fiction book, A Monster Calls. A recent visit to a book shop ended the way it often does for me – I go in with my thoughts and purse trained towards one particular book or author, […]

Research on the Effectiveness of the SKATTLE Therapeutic School Groups

Research on the Effectiveness of the SKATTLE Therapeutic School Groups

3 min read

Narrative Therapy continues to be a popular therapeutic model, particularly for children and adolescents. Narrative Therapy involves re-authoring stories or conversations by using a non-blaming approach where the counsellor focuses on the young person being the expert in their own lives. This leads to the assumption that the young person has the required skills, abilities, competencies, commitment, […]

Therapeutic Documents – A Podcast Interview

Therapeutic Documents – A Podcast Interview

1 min read

With the release of our new SKATTLE Speaks Publication, the team have been thinking a lot about the different ways that counsellors and other practitioners can go about capturing the conversations we have with the people we work with. Therapeutic documents are tools we use a lot of at SKATTLE, so it made sense to us to […]

It starts with us – National Youth Week 2015

It starts with us – National Youth Week 2015

3 min read

As National Youth Week comes to a close for another year it seems timely to reflect on some of the knowledge and skills that young people have shared with us this term. The theme for 2015’s celebration of young people is, It starts with us. This is a celebration that we want to be a part of […]

10 Quick Tips For Teenagers Facing Change

10 Quick Tips For Teenagers Facing Change

3 min read

Whenever I work with teenagers, I’m reminded that it wasn’t that long ago that I was one too. Juggling school work, a part time job, family, friends, and anything else that will fit in between can give anyone a headache, let alone when a change is thrown in the mix. I think being a teenager […]