The group therapy I offer is open to people I work with, usually after some time spent in individual therapy.
Group therapy offers a chance to experience and learn to understand our ways of relating to other people through the interactions and relationships in the group. We can gain insight into how and why people respond to us in the way they do and also to develop a better and more beneficial way of relating to other people. In group therapy we can work together, sharing experiences and resources and offering and receiving support and understanding.
In the past we have all had experiences of being part of a group, initially in our family, then at school and at work. Our experience of being in a group may not always have felt good. We may feel as though we don’t really belong in a group, that we end of adapting to other people and not really saying or doing what is right for us. The purpose of a therapy group is to learn to relate to others in a different way, by gradually gaining an understanding of what is happening between ourselves and other people. With greater understanding comes greater confidence in developing closer and more fulfilling relationships.
Group therapy can enable you to:
- Gain understanding and relief from feelings of depression and anxiety
- Improve confidence and self esteem
- Improve functions in groups and in relationships
- Reduce the experience of isolation and loneliness
- Learn how to say what you mean
- Experience what it feels like to belong
- Come to terms with difficult and painful past events and experiences
The group meets weekly in York.
Fees: £28 for a 1 ½ hour session