Group Work

STOP PRESS!! Group Therapy - A new group begins on the 25th February 2014 check out News for full information

Sample ImageBenefits of joining a Therapy Group

If you're considering psychotherapy, group therapy is beneficial option. Depending on the nature of your problem, group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing your concerns and making positive changes in your life.

Group work is beneficial in many ways and can be great fun. Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.


Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.
Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don't know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you're not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they're going through, and realize you're not alone.


Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.

More than support

While group members are a valuable source of support, formal group therapy sessions offer benefits beyond informal self-help and support groups. Group therapy sessions are led by one or both of our therapists who have specialized training in working with groups. That expert guidance can help you make the most of your group therapy experience.

Many people find it's helpful to participate in both group therapy and individual psychotherapy. Participating in both types of psychotherapy can boost your chances of making valuable, lasting changes. If you've been involved in individual psychotherapy and your progress has stalled, joining a group may jump-start your personal growth.

How much is it safe for me to share?

Confidentiality is an important part of the ground rules for group therapy. However, there's no absolute guarantee of privacy when sharing with others, so use common sense when divulging personal information. That said, remember that you're not the only one sharing your personal story. Groups work best where there is open and honest communication between members. Group members will start out as strangers, but in a short amount of time, you'll most likely view them as a valuable and trusted source of support.

Group work for organisations.

Organisations can benefit through:

Team building
Improvement in motivation
Forward planning
Change management structures
Building marketing campaigns
Consultations with stakeholders
Coping with change
Developing strategies

In the first instance contact us and we can discuss your requirements and come back to you with a proposal and costs. Also keep an eye on News as we set up ongoing groups throughout the year.