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What is group therapy?
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.
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.
At the Group Therapy Centre
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.
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.
Everything discussed in the group is confidential.
People join groups for many reasons. People taking part in group therapy are supported to explore difficulties and gain confidence in being with others. Because everyone is in the ‘same boat’ the group is supportive and helpful.
This will depend on which sort of group you are joining. Sometimes it will be a few weeks and at other times there may be a longer wait for certain groups, because we are a small charity. However, we will support you through the process from assessment to when you actually join a group.
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.
No, it’s very cost-effective – we are a small charitable, not-for-profit therapy service and 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.