When most people think of counselling/therapy, they think of one to one work with a trained counsellor/therapist. In group therapy, however, you will work with a small group of people (usually 6 – 8), supported by one or more trained professionals.
There is much evidence (eg. McDermut, Miller, and Brown, 2006) supporting the effectiveness of group work, and for the right person, it can be a very supportive, formative process.
Group therapy is not the same experience as individual therapy and it is important to think about whether it is right for you. Because of this, a free one-to-one consultation is offered to anyone considering joining a group. The consultation provides you an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have, and for the therapist to explain what to expect; the meeting lasts approximately 30-60 minutes.
Access to the group sessions is subject to suitability and a willingness to commit to a trial period.
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The group will meet twice monthly in (or near) Hythe. Venue and day to be confirmed.
Fees & Commitments
This is an open-ended group where fees are £20 per session. One month payable in advance.
Format: Face to face
Group size: 6-8
This group is new and all member of the first session will be meeting for the first time, to learn from and support each other in developing a strong, trustworthy therapeutic community. Because the group is open, when a member of the group resigns, a new member will be invited to join in order to maintain the group size and integrity (all new members are interviewed by the therapist).
This particular group provides a space to build connection with others who also feel , to feel heard, understood and at times, challenged. It provides a space where:
- Everything can be talked about (nothing is taboo)
- All feelings are welcome
- Confidentiality is agreed upon
- Two trees will be planted every time the group meets (via World Land Trust)
McDermut, W., Miller, I. and Brown, R., 2006. The Efficacy of Group Psychotherapy for Depression: A Meta-analysis and Review of the Empirical Research. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 8(1), pp.98-116.