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About Skye Direction Counselling

Sometimes in life, it can feel like our compass is broken, unsure which direction to take. Life challenges can leave us physically drained, weighed down, or just feeling broken or completely lost. On the other hand, we may feel we have it all but still feel lonely or unhappy, not knowing why. Skye Direction counselling service understands that life can be met with many challenges and crossroads where decisions can be hard to navigate. Skye Direction fosters a supportive and nurturing environment where your needs and aspirations take centre stage. Our service is tailored and designed to empower your personal growth and guide you toward the direction back to your authentic self. Whether you’re struggling with relationship issues, career dilemmas, parenting, personal crisis, or simply seeking greater clarity and happiness, Skye Direction is your compass for self-discovery and transformation. Our compassionate approach, along with evidence-based techniques, ensures that you are getting quality counselling services tailored to your unique circumstances. Make today the first step towards a brighter future. Fill out the online booking form for a free consultation to discuss your specific needs and chart a course towards your healing and personal growth.

Counselling Services

Relationship Issues

Relationship issues can manifest themselves in a variety of situations, including romantic relationships, marriages, friendships, families, as well as work or professional connections. Relationship issues can encompass a wide range of issues which can include but are not limited to;

  • Communication issues: You can have trouble understanding another person or have trouble expressing your needs, feelings, and thoughts clearly.
  • Conflict resolution: You may find it hard to settle disputes in a positive and healthy manner, which results in repeated arguments, resentment, or unresolved difficulties.
  • Trust problems: You might struggle with trusting others, feel betrayed or are harbouring suspicions inside your relationship with a significant other. These problems can make it seem as though the foundation and ties of a relationship are deteriorating.
  • Intimacy and emotional connection concerns: Can happen when we experience difficulty building emotional intimacy, showing vulnerability, and making strong emotional ties with one another
  • Power struggles: Is when unbalances occur in a relationship’s authority, control, or decision-making resulting in sentiments of resentment, injustice, or unhappiness.
  • External stressors: This happens when aspects outside of our relationships have an impact on us, such as monetary difficulties, stress at work, interpersonal disputes, or health concerns.
  • Conflicting expectations: Is about when issues occur around the roles, shared tasks and obligations that we assign ourselves according to our identified gender in relationships.
  • Co-dependency Issues: Is when we find ourselves having an unhealthy reliance on another person in which one or both people have difficulty establishing boundaries, exercising their own judgment, and preserving their sense of identity outside of the relationship.

These are but a few instances and relationship problems can differ greatly based on the people involved.

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Loss and Grief

Loss and grief refers to the emotional and psychological reaction to losing someone or something important in our life. Grief is a normal and complicated reaction to a number of losses which can include, but not limited to the death of a loved one, the breakdown of a relationship, a significant change in a person’s life circumstances, or the loss of a job, a pet, or a personal item.

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Depression

When we experience persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness together with a loss of interest or pleasure in activities we once found enjoyable, we may be suffering from depression. Depression can also affect our daily physical and cognitive functioning as well as general well-being.

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Burnout

Burnout is a term used for the emotional, mental, and physical weariness that comes from long-term stress and excessive expectations from our work or life. When we encounter prolonged or severe stress without getting enough relaxation, support, or opportunity or renewal, burnout frequently results.
Burnout is a more than just a severe form of weariness or being stressed out, and can have a negative effect on our physical and mental health. These can include reduced motivation, feelings of cynicism or detachment, lack of empathy, increased irritation or frustration, trouble concentrating, and physical symptoms like headaches or insomnia are just a few of the ways it might show themselves.

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Anger Management

Sometimes we may need help with anger management if we show the symptoms below.

  • Hurting other people physically or verbally
  • You believe you have a bad temper
  • You become angry or upset over trivial or unimportant things and sometimes do not even know why
  • Feel as though you are losing control of your anger or rage.
  • When angry, you can frequently regret your words or actions.

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Parenting

Communication issues: Good communication plays a big part in relationships between parents and children. Many parents can find it difficult when trying to navigate and build honest and open lines of communication with their kids, which can result in misunderstandings, arguments, and a deterioration of the parent-child relationship.

Parent-Child Power disputes: Parent-child power disputes can be tricky at times to negotiate. It is important for parents to understand that they can ask for advice on how to set up strategies. These strategies can include but not limited to;

  • Setting suitable and attainable boundaries
  • Asserting rules without the need to use harsh punishment
  • Promoting a balanced distribution of responsibilities within the family unit.

Parental Stress and Self-Care: Being a parent can be stressful and can make it difficult for parents to take care themselves. Skye Direction can help parents in creating stress management plans and how to engage more in self-care.

Co-parenting Challenges: Effective co-parenting can be tough for parents who are separated or divorced. Skye Direction can help with issues to do with co-parent communication, setting clear and realistic boundaries, and any disagreements that may occur in shared parenting arrangements.

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Child and Youth Counselling / School Issues

You may be as a parent looking to discuss strategies on how to understand and foster your child’s needs in a more holistic way. Ways in which Skye Direction can help include but not limited to;

  • Issues around learning challenges or bullying among children or teenagers.
  • Social challenges such as friendship problems.
  • Behavioural issues as well as emotional problems like melancholy, tension, or concern.
  • Trauma, assault, or maltreatment.
  • Loss and grief.

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Mindfulness Practices

There are many ways to deal with various life difficulties. Having practiced myself now for years mindfulness techniques I know how beneficial they can be when applying into my daily life. Mindfulness helps us learn to notice our triggers before they begin to spiral out of control and taking forms such as harmful thoughts, reactional behaviours, physical pain or unwanted and hurtful communication with others. Mindfulness teaches us ways that allow us to let go of our thoughts to remain calm, make better judgments and have more meaningful relationships by being fully present.

“ If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too”

– Ivan Nuru

If you are interested in additional resources and activities around mindfulness practices, Skye Directions has mindfulness packs full of great resources and daily activities which you can download at a cost of only $2

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Solution Focused Services

What is Solution-Focused Counselling?

The main objective in solution-focused counselling is finding answers to current problems rather than focusing on the past with a more goal-oriented approach. Solution-focused counselling draws attention to a person’s assets and strengths, inspiring them to picture a day when their issues are resolved.

 

When can Solution-Focused Counselling be Beneficial?

  • If you are needing a more immediate fix for your issue rather than probing extensively into its potential root causes.
  • When you may be seeking a more brief intervention or prefer a focused approach to address specific issues within a limited number of sessions.
  • When you are ready to utilize your current assets and strengths and want to focus more on developing your confidence and moving toward your desired objectives.

Solution-Focused Areas can Include

  • Career changes
  • Life or living location change
  • Finding the right life path
  • Identifying work and life goals
  • Relationship goals

Although solution-focused counselling can be helpful in many circumstances, it might not be appropriate for everyone or for every presenting issue. The best counselling approach for you should be chosen after consultation to consider your current situation, individual needs and preferences.

Areas We Service

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