What is Group Therapy?
Human beings are social beings: we grow up in family groups, live and work in groups. Therefore, when these groups fail us, we can get into difficulty. As a result, group work has been found to be a dynamic and effective form of therapy that enables us to make changes in our lives within a supportive context.
Group therapy is particularly helpful for people whose difficulties are rooted in past or present relationships, or shared events, inside or outside the family. Through working together, with the therapist, it offers group members an opportunity to understand themselves and to experience new ways of relating and of being in the world.
People have found group therapy helpful in dealing with issues around:
Our groups meet weekly for an hour-and-a-half, with up to eight people in each group plus the therapist. It takes a little while to feel safe in a group, but once you do you can experience enormous relief at being able to talk quite freely with people you have got to know well and trust. With guidance from the therapist, a group can be enormously helpful.