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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 […]

Finding Connections – feedback on the SKATTLE Parent Groups

Finding Connections – feedback on the SKATTLE Parent Groups

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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?

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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

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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 […]

Externalisation: How Language Affects Our Identity

Externalisation: How Language Affects Our Identity

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Language is a pretty amazing thing. It is what makes humans unique, and without it, we would not be as advanced as we are now. While animals can communicate, we create syntax and semantics in ways that can totally alter how information is received. What many of us fail to realise, however, is that we […]

Talking to Children about Death: Three Things to Consider

Talking to Children about Death: Three Things to Consider

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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 […]

Welcome to the SKATTLE Blog

Welcome to the SKATTLE Blog

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We are so happy that you have found our space – welcome to the SKATTLE Blog! So who are we, exactly? SKATTLE is an acronym, meaning Supporting Kids and Teens Through Life-changing Experiences. We are a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in counselling children, teenagers, and their families who are experiencing change. What is ‘change’? For […]