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 […]

Remember Us

Remember Us

5 min read

I don’t know if it’s because of the time of year, but I’ve recently been doing a lot of thinking about the role of remembering. Of memories, of what we hold on to and why. There’s a particular practice within the narrative approach known as ‘re-membering’ that I’ve always considered ‘nice’, even ‘lovely’. However, ‘nice’ and […]

Loss and Loneliness: Four Ways To Overcome Isolation

Loss and Loneliness: Four Ways To Overcome Isolation

2 min read

When we lose someone that we are close with, it can feel like our whole world has turned on its head. Whether a loved one has passed, a family has broken down, or we’ve been separated from those close to us, it can sometimes feel a hole has been left in our lives. For many […]

Sharing Stories with Others: The Benefits of Group Therapy

Sharing Stories with Others: The Benefits of Group Therapy

2 min read

At SKATTLE, a large portion of our work is done with groups. Be it in schools, community organisations, or at SKATTLE house, we love to bring individuals together to share stories. While people can see serious benefits when working one-on-one, we’ve found that our group work brings some unique therapeutic benefits to the table, particularly when […]

Five Hot Tips For Picking A Good Counsellor

Five Hot Tips For Picking A Good Counsellor

3 min read

Some recent conversations have got me thinking about how people go about picking a good counsellor. It’s not always as simple as you might think so I thought it might be helpful to offer some ideas as a guide. Your relationship with a counsellor (the ‘therapeutic relationship’) is the most important factor as to whether […]

Finding The Client’s Answers: Four Tips For Counselling Professionals

Finding The Client’s Answers: Four Tips For Counselling Professionals

3 min read

At SKATTLE, we view the relationship between counsellors and clients in a unique way. Our philosophy suggests that we are all experts in our own lives, and that no-one else knows us like we do. We believe that because of this, we already have the skills and knowledge we need to keep standing strong through […]

Building Resilience: How Strength-Based Approaches Can Help

Building Resilience: How Strength-Based Approaches Can Help

3 min read

Here at SKATTLE, one of the guiding values the team holds onto is the idea we all have an innate need to recognise our unique skills and strengths. When we live in a world that can focus on the problems that we face, we are often left feeling overwhelmed, drained, or even a bit hopeless. […]