Group therapy involves one or more therapist who lead a group of roughly five to 15 people. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week or twice a month. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.
Regularly talking and listening to others helps you put your own problems in perspective. Maybe you feel you are the only one struggling and it can be a relief to hear others discuss what they are going through, and realize you are not alone.
Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities, life stories, experiences, 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 tools and strategies for facing your own concerns.
Confidentiality is an important part of the ground rules for group therapy.
Groups work best where there is open and honest communication between members and the idea is to feel that you can trust and share.
The Groups that I work with and have expertise are:
- Women group
- Parents group
- Adolescents group
- School staff group
- Social workers group