New Psychotherapy Group
In addition to our one to one therapy appointments we currently have a therapy group running at Share on Thursday evenings. The group is run by Steve Delaney, a qualified group analyst, and meets for an hour and a half each week. If you are interested in group therapy please take a look at the information below, if you have a question we have not answered here just get in touch.
Benefits of Group Psychotherapy
Group psychotherapy is a talking therapy that takes place in a group. Personal issues are explored in an atmosphere of developing trust and confidentiality. Some of the benefits of group psychotherapy are;
You can learn to communicate more openly in all you relationships
· Understand your symptoms through your relationships with others
· You get a better sense of yourself by being with others
· You can help others as well as helping yourself
· You can hear other people say the things that you have not been able to say
· You can feel part of a group
· Build your confidence in social situations
· Learn to be more assertive
· Learn to deal with conflict
· You get long-term support
· Its more affordable than individual psychotherapy
If you are interested in Group therapy please contact us on either 0114 273 0200 (24hr answer machine) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some comments from people who have had group therapy at Share Psychotherapy
“I will be taking memories of the quiet connection I have felt with the group. The love and affection between us. The times we laughed and cried. A renewed feeling of safety and trust around people. A feeling of being valued, having increased self-esteem. How similar and different we all are. How brave we are.”
“I feel much more insightful, more rounded as a person and closer to my ‘true self’ then I have been for a long time.”
“The group has helped me to challenge some of my preconceived notions about myself and others.”
Q & A’s about group therapy
What is an exploratory session?
Like all types of therapy, it is always helpful to take a little time to explore if this type of support would be beneficial to you. Normally you will be offered three exploratory sessions that will help us decide whether group therapy is right for you.
When could I start group therapy?
If you are offered a place, you will be given a time frame for when you could join. This is dependent on the circumstances of the group at any given time, but could vary from a few weeks to a couple of months.
How long can I stay in the group?
You get to decide when you leave the group, but as a rule of thumb, it is helpful to stay in group therapy for a minimum of one year. This will give you and the group time to get to know one another. It will also give you an opportunity to work through some of the issues that come up for you whilst you are in the group. Normally the longer you stay, the more you will benefit from group therapy.
Checked/updated 27th February 2019