Group therapy might be the most wonderful experience of the journey towards yourself.
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members may enlighten you with specific ideas about a difficult situation or life challenge, whilst holding you accountable.
Talking and listening to others helps you put your own problems in perspective, this even thanks to the regularity of the group. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they are going through and to realise you’re not alone.
One of the biggest misconceptions regarding group therapy is the fact that everybody must speak. This is an exaggeration: the group will be respectful of your pace, you will speak when you will feel it as appropriate. Groups are a great way to learn how we interact with the others, what is the impact we have on them and eventually changing it.
Diversity is a great benefit of group therapy. People are different, personality- and background-like, and they look at situations from different angles. By seeing how others face problems and make changes, you can part from maladaptive strategies and decide to change something for the better.
A specific kind of group therapy I provide is a Support Group.
A Support Group is comprised by a group of people facing the same issue, or very similar. For example, a Students Support Group. Due to this, people feel more at ease in opening up with the others. This kind of group is highly effective in terms of learning new coping strategies and increase self-esteem.
Having been myself a Student, and knowing how difficult it can become, I have decided to offer my support to fellow Students at a very reasonable price.
A Support Group can work as a safety net when the horizon gets darker and can give the possibility to feel understood and helped through.
All together, we will explore what is concerning you and reshape it in a more comprehensible way.
Currently, I am running some Support Groups for Psychology and Counselling students. Feel free to inquire.
How does Group Therapy work?
In the first meeting, we will introduce ourselves and understand what we all want and expect from the sessions. Generally, our first contract will be of 6 sessions on a weekly basis that will enable us to identify the aim of the group and starting to see the first outcomes.
Group Therapy tends to be cheaper of Individual Therapy. Feel free to enquire.