Family

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 […]

Finding Connections – feedback on the SKATTLE Parent Groups

Finding Connections – feedback on the SKATTLE Parent Groups

3 min read

You may have noticed from looking around the website that SKATTLE run therapeutic groups for kids and young people going through difficult life experiences.   We call these our Children and Change groups. Whenever we run a kids group, we run a concurrent parent group so that parents can connect and explore how their role as […]

Does Counselling Have To Hurt?

Does Counselling Have To Hurt?

3 min read

One of the biggest fears and misconceptions that people have when they seek counselling is the idea they are going to have to bear their souls to their counsellor – to delve deep into the past and examine all the bad experiences that have led them to where they are today. The popular concept is […]

The Number One Rule For Experiencing Change

The Number One Rule For Experiencing Change

2 min read

At some point in our lives, we all experience times of change. Whether they’re big changes or small, temporary or permanent, sometimes they can throw us right off our game. At SKATTLE, a lot of the things we talk about have to do with change. We’ve had clients speak about the death of a loved […]

Talking to Children about Death: Three Things to Consider

Talking to Children about Death: Three Things to Consider

4 min read

For many parents and caregivers, telling a child that someone has passed can be an incredibly difficult task. This can be particularly trying if we too are processing grief, or if we are unsure of our ability to cope with the reactions that children may have. For some children, the concept of death is totally […]