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FAQs

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What is group therapy?

DOES GROUP THERAPY WORK?

Last year more than 100 people got better by attending our therapy groups, so there’s every chance that group therapy can help you too.

IS GROUP THERAPY BETTER THAN INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING?

People often come to group therapy after they’ve had some individual counselling or therapy.

Generally, group therapy takes place over a longer period. It can help you see the 'bigger picture', offering different ways and means of tackling problems. The vast majority of people who join our groups are very satisfied with their therapy.

DO I JUST TURN UP AND JOIN A GROUP WITHOUT PREPARATION?

No. Before joining a group you have an initial meeting with one of our qualified therapists. They listen and help you decide if group therapy is right for you. This can take one or more meetings and you’ll only join a group when you’re ready.

At the Group Therapy Centre

DO I JUST TURN UP AND JOIN A GROUP WITHOUT PREPARATION?

No. Before joining a group you have an initial meeting with one of our qualified therapists. They listen and help you decide if group therapy is right for you. This can take one or more meetings and you’ll only join a group when you’re ready.

IF I JOIN A GROUP WILL I HAVE TO START TALKING ABOUT MYSELF STRAIGHTAWAY?

Like anything new, it takes a little time to get used to the group, but people generally feel like a burden is being lifted when they share their troubles with others.

Everything that happens in the group is confidential and no one else outside the group will know what is discussed.

HOW CAN I TRUST OTHER PEOPLE?

Everything discussed in the group is confidential.

People join groups for many reasons. People taking part in group therapy are supported to explore difficultiesand gain confidence in being with others. Because everyone is in the ‘same boat’ the group is supportive and helpful.

IF I DECIDE TO JOIN A GROUP, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I START?

It usually takes just a few weeks from your initial contact with the Centre to joining a group. Sometimes, however, there may be a longer waiting list because we are a small charity. 

HOW WILL I FIT THE THERAPY SESSIONS INTO MY DAILY LIFE?

Our therapy sessions are in both the daytime and evening in Cambridge and Huntingdon and in the evening in Ely. Wherever possible, we will fit you into a group and time that suits you.

I’VE HEARD THAT THERAPY IS EXPENSIVE, IS IT?

No, it’s very cost-effective – group members are asked to make a contribution towards their therapy. This is on a sliding scale according to what they can afford. There are concessions for those on low incomes or who are in receipt of benefits.

Don’t be put off from contacting us for financial reasons – we always try to help where we can.

If you would like to speak to us regarding joining The Group Therapy Centre

click here to find out more or to arrange an initial free consultation.