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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 […]

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, […]

My SKATTLE Overseas Experience

My SKATTLE Overseas Experience

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A few months ago, I heard about an overseas program with SKATTLE. I was immediately interested, but being a student and habitual workaholic, time and money was at the forefront of my mind. Despite these concerns, I decided to at least go to the information session to see what it might offer. “You’re just going […]

Therapeutic Documents – A Podcast Interview

Therapeutic Documents – A Podcast Interview

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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 […]

Productivity and Happiness: The ‘Snowball Effect’

Productivity and Happiness: The ‘Snowball Effect’

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The SKATTLE team have been having a lot of conversations recently around the relationship between productivity and happiness. There are bounds of studies and research into how these factors can have a positive effect on one’s work lifestyle. It has had the team wondering; do these factors interact in the family life, too? Many studies argue […]