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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 […]

Five Hot Tips For Picking A Good Counsellor

Five Hot Tips For Picking A Good Counsellor

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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

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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

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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. […]

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 […]