Group therapy

How does group therapy help?

Research shows that group therapy is equally as effective as individual therapy.    

Group therapy provides you with a private and confidential space which is separate from your daily life.

A therapy group provides you with a space where the interpersonal difficulties that you might be experiencing with other people in your life, are likely to re-occur - in the group.  This gives us a new opportunity to think about those difficulties, to examine the part you play in them, and to consider new approaches to them.

Joining a group might seem daunting.  You may be worried about whether you will be able to talk in front of others and whether it will seem too ‘public’.  

It’s important to know that there is no pressure to say more than you would like, or to share things before you are ready.  Group therapy is confidential:  Everything said within the group, will remain within the group.  Every effort is made to ensure that you don’t know others in the group, before you join.

Group therapy is less expensive than individual therapy - and group sessions, at 1.5hrs, are longer than individual sessions.

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Practicalities

The group meets once a week, with each session lasting 1.5hrs.  

The group is made up of a maximum of 8 people and the therapist.

Group members don’t know each other outside of the group and agree not to have contact with each other outside of the group.  

Everything said in the group is confidential to the group.

Groups cost £90/month, which works out at about £22.50/session.


Want to know more?

If you’re interested in finding out more about a group, please email me.  

The first step would be to arrange an initial (individual) meeting with me.  There is no commitment involved, at this point, so feel free to get in touch.  

This is an opportunity for you to talk with me about any concerns you might have about joining a group, and for us to consider if a group might be of help to you.  

If you then decide to join a group, we will have another individual meeting first.


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