FAQs

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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.

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

No. Before joining a group you’ll be seen individually by a qualified therapist who’ll listen to you and help you decide whether 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 members often feel that 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.

IS GROUP THERAPY BETTER THAN INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING?

People often come to group therapy after they’ve had some individual counselling or therapy. Because group therapy usually takes place over a longer period, it can help you to see the ‘bigger picture’ and offers different ways and means of tackling problems. The vast majority of people who join our groups are very satisfied with their therapy.

HOW CAN I TRUST OTHER PEOPLE NOT TO MAKE FUN OF ME OR MY PROBLEMS?

People join groups for many reasons. Group therapy helps members to explore difficulties and to gain confidence in being with others. Because everyone is in the ‘same boat’ the group’s dynamics can be very 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.

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

We hold daytime and evening sessions in Cambridge and Huntingdon and evening sessions 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 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 will always try to help wherever possible.

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.