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Is therapeutic intimacy possible when working online?

Is therapeutic intimacy possible when working online?

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Like many of us, Covid-19 has certainly challenged me to dive deep into the daunting and largely unfamiliar territory of online therapeutic work within my community. I had always convinced myself – and anybody else who was curious enough to enquire – that I preferred to work face to face with people, because I appreciated […]

A Student Placement Experience at SKATTLE

A Student Placement Experience at SKATTLE

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While on student placement at SKATTLE I have had the amazing experience of co-facilitating several therapeutic school groups. These groups are run in schools with children that have experienced life changing events and often involve the most vulnerable members of the school community.  The groups are facilitated over 6 weeks, 2 half days or 1 […]

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 […]

Thinking About Privilege

Thinking About Privilege

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As a placement student here at SKATTLE, I am lucky to get an opportunity to soak up all the great learnings, including being exposed to new knowledge and resources. If anyone asked my housemates, my bus driver or my cockatiel, they’d tell you that I am always attached to a book! One of the great […]

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 […]

Telling Stories in the Counselling Room

Telling Stories in the Counselling Room

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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

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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, […]