Group Therapy provides psychotherapy treatment in a format where there is one therapist and up to six individuals with related problems.
Group therapy offers participants the opportunity to interact with others with similar issues in a safe supportive environment. Participants can try out new behaviours, role play and engage with others in not only receiving valuable feedback and insight from other group members, but also in giving it.
In group you will probably be most helped and satisfied if you talk about your feelings. It is important to keep in mind you are the one who determines how much you disclose in group. You will not be forced to tell your deepest and inner most thoughts.
As group members begin to feel more comfortable, you will be able to speak freely. The psychological safety of the group will allow the expression of those feelings which are often difficult to express outside of group. You will begin
to ask for the support you need and be encouraged to tell people what you expect from them.
Group Therapy Advantages:
Increased feedback - getting different feedback is often helpful in promoting growth & change
Modelling - seeing how others handle similar problems, can give the individual a variety of perspectives on what seems to work and when.
Less expensive- In most cases the cost of group therapy is about one third that of individual therapy.
Three Psychodynamic Groups currently running
- Psychodynamic Mixed Group (6 participants) - Exploring relationship dynamics and early childhood experiences
- Female only Group (6 participants) - Exploring relationship dynamics and early traumatic childhood experiences
- Young People 17-25yrs (limit 6 participants) - Exploring social anxiety and connection to others.