Support Groups in New South Wales

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Group psychotherapy
Existential group psychotherapy is a highly beneficial way of creating change. It's not what you might have seen in movies; there are no religious or spiritual affiliations, and participants are not expected to share anything they don't want to. It ...
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Hosted by Amber Rules - Sydney Addictions Recovery
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leichhardt, NSW 2040
Existential group psychotherapy is a highly beneficial way of creating change. It's not what you might have seen in movies; there are no religious or spiritual affiliations, and participants are not expected to share anything they don't want to. It ...
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Online Meditation and Somatic Regulation Group
An online 6-week group focussed on developing meditation skills and ways to soothe your body/mind. This group will introduce you to a variety of meditation styles to assist you in developing a regular meditation practice, in addition to learning various ...
Photo of Pip Eve, Psychologist in New South Wales
Hosted by Pip Eve
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
An online 6-week group focussed on developing meditation skills and ways to soothe your body/mind. This group will introduce you to a variety of meditation styles to assist you in developing a regular meditation practice, in addition to learning various ...
(02) 9100 0572 View (02) 9100 0572
Here and now Group Therapy
Do you struggle with dissatisfaction with relationships or low self-esteem. What makes life rich and meaningful is the quality of our relationships. Group therapy is a powerful setting where you can learn about and enhance the way you relate to others. ...
Photo of Trevor John Armitage, Psychotherapist in New South Wales
Hosted by Trevor John Armitage
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waverley, NSW 2024
Do you struggle with dissatisfaction with relationships or low self-esteem. What makes life rich and meaningful is the quality of our relationships. Group therapy is a powerful setting where you can learn about and enhance the way you relate to others. ...
(02) 9100 0788 View (02) 9100 0788
Sandtray Therapy Training
Sandtray Therapy Training group by Opengate Institute. Sandtray therapy graduates work in areas of disabilities, NDIS, with Indigenous children and families, early childhood settings, school, children in OOHC and in child protection, private practice.
Photo of Sensory Solutions Play Therapy in New South Wales
Hosted by Sensory Solutions Play Therapy
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, NSW 2753
Sandtray Therapy Training group by Opengate Institute. Sandtray therapy graduates work in areas of disabilities, NDIS, with Indigenous children and families, early childhood settings, school, children in OOHC and in child protection, private practice.
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15 Month Empowered Recovery® Groups Program
Empowered Recovery® Groups program supports you to take action, build resilience and find purpose into your recovery. This curated 15 month program supports you through weekly online learning, regular interactive online group sessions, and regular individual counselling sessions to guide ...
Photo of The TARA Clinic, Psychologist in New South Wales
Hosted by The TARA Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waverley, NSW 2024
Empowered Recovery® Groups program supports you to take action, build resilience and find purpose into your recovery. This curated 15 month program supports you through weekly online learning, regular interactive online group sessions, and regular individual counselling sessions to guide ...
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Online Art Process Group
This online group is an inclusive non-judgement process group. There is no art skills necessary. It is an inward looking and outward expressing couple of hours with no pressure to share or talk but the invitation to share and talk ...
Photo of Skye E Hudson Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in New South Wales
Hosted by Skye E Hudson Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brunswick Heads, NSW 2483
This online group is an inclusive non-judgement process group. There is no art skills necessary. It is an inward looking and outward expressing couple of hours with no pressure to share or talk but the invitation to share and talk ...
(02) 5604 8849 View (02) 5604 8849
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group
Photo of Start Psychology, Psychologist in New South Wales
Hosted by Start Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Group meets in Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
(02) 5602 4040 View (02) 5602 4040
Group Therapy (Interpersonal Relationship)
Photo of Michaels Aibangbee, Psychotherapist in New South Wales
Hosted by Michaels Aibangbee
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Jamisontown, NSW 2750
(02) 4708 9509 View (02) 4708 9509
Caress Care Life Skills Academy
NDIS participant achieving goals and participating fully in community with others. They build beautiful friendships, self love and self esteem and learn life long skills that they can apply to every day life.
Photo of Caress Care Counselling & Mental Health Service, Counsellor in New South Wales
Hosted by Caress Care Counselling & Mental Health Service
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bexhill, NSW 2480
NDIS participant achieving goals and participating fully in community with others. They build beautiful friendships, self love and self esteem and learn life long skills that they can apply to every day life.
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Navigating Your Spiritual Awakening
The next group commences 21/08/2023 in Long Jetty, NSW. To register, please contact Totally Active Healing Centre: https://www.facebook.com/ totallyactive/ If your energy has activated, you will be experiencing massive changes and seeing things in a new light... A closed, eight-week ...
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Hosted by In The Flow
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Long Jetty, NSW 2261
The next group commences 21/08/2023 in Long Jetty, NSW. To register, please contact Totally Active Healing Centre: https://www.facebook.com/ totallyactive/ If your energy has activated, you will be experiencing massive changes and seeing things in a new light... A closed, eight-week ...
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Lemon Balm Clinic Creative Writing Circle
Writing can be a powerfully healing and transformative tool. Like caterpillars with their imaginal cells, we too can dissolve and then entirely reconfigure our experiences into something special and wholly new. But we need emotional safety to do this. My ...
Photo of Jennifer Craig, Psychotherapist in New South Wales
Hosted by Jennifer Craig
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Katoomba, NSW 2780
Writing can be a powerfully healing and transformative tool. Like caterpillars with their imaginal cells, we too can dissolve and then entirely reconfigure our experiences into something special and wholly new. But we need emotional safety to do this. My ...
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Centre for Integrated Trauma Therapy
Offering ongoing professional development for therapists. Introduction to working with Trauma, Gestalt Therapy, facilitating groupwork, Resource therapy, Equine therapy. PACFA accredited PD points and supervision hours included. https://citt-au.com/
Photo of Tamika Dwight-Scott, Psychotherapist in New South Wales
Hosted by Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Matcham, NSW 2250
Offering ongoing professional development for therapists. Introduction to working with Trauma, Gestalt Therapy, facilitating groupwork, Resource therapy, Equine therapy. PACFA accredited PD points and supervision hours included. https://citt-au.com/
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Clinical Supervision and Training/Development
Clinical supervision groups are run monthly for practicing counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and community health/ NGO/social support service teams - both in person and online. Supervision training groups for new or early career counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers ...
Photo of Stacey Admiraal, Psychotherapist in New South Wales
Hosted by Stacey Admiraal
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Group meets in Telopea, NSW 2117
Clinical supervision groups are run monthly for practicing counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and community health/ NGO/social support service teams - both in person and online. Supervision training groups for new or early career counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers ...
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Relationship Raw & Real - Online Group
Discussion on all those relational subjects that people 'sweep under the carpet'. Bring your questions into the light, so they can be seen for what they are... Questions like: What do I do when my partner wants more (or less) ...
Photo of Love Life Matters, Counsellor in New South Wales
Hosted by Love Life Matters
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486
Discussion on all those relational subjects that people 'sweep under the carpet'. Bring your questions into the light, so they can be seen for what they are... Questions like: What do I do when my partner wants more (or less) ...
(02) 5604 4425 View (02) 5604 4425
Supporting Mothers
A group is a safe and familiar space to explore patterns and life themes by developing and deepening interpersonal relationships. It is a learning potential that offers multiple perspectives and relational experiences. Through an interactive process, which is often intimate, ...
Photo of Zoë Webber - Your Wild Self, Psychotherapist in New South Wales
Hosted by Zoë Webber - Your Wild Self
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bellingen, NSW 2454
A group is a safe and familiar space to explore patterns and life themes by developing and deepening interpersonal relationships. It is a learning potential that offers multiple perspectives and relational experiences. Through an interactive process, which is often intimate, ...
(02) 5605 6573 View (02) 5605 6573
The Australian Counselling Association
The accrediting body for Counsellors in Australia.
Photo of Hopeplus Counselling, Counsellor in New South Wales
Hosted by Hopeplus Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arcadia Vale, NSW 2283
The accrediting body for Counsellors in Australia.
(02) 4058 3973 View (02) 4058 3973
Reconnect Mothers
A group where mothers with similar issues, such as coping with life stressors, struggling with parenting, come together as a group to provide a safe, sharing and compassionate space for healing to occur.
Photo of Ofunneka Amanda Anyanwu, Counsellor in New South Wales
Hosted by Ofunneka Amanda Anyanwu
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alstonville, NSW 2477
A group where mothers with similar issues, such as coping with life stressors, struggling with parenting, come together as a group to provide a safe, sharing and compassionate space for healing to occur.
(02) 4058 4011 View (02) 4058 4011
State Emergency Service
The New South Wales State Emergency Service, an agency of the Government of New South Wales, is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community in times of natural and man-made disasters. The NSW SES is made up ...
Photo of Alyse Price-Tobler, Psychotherapist in New South Wales
Hosted by Alyse Price-Tobler
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mittagong, NSW 2575
The New South Wales State Emergency Service, an agency of the Government of New South Wales, is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community in times of natural and man-made disasters. The NSW SES is made up ...
(02) 9159 6236 View (02) 9159 6236
Community Conversations on Death and Dying
A safe place to come together and have conversations around death and dying. Whether you've been diagnosed with a terminal illness, have a family member who's actively dying or just want to be able to talk about death with like-minded ...
Photo of Kim O'Donnell, Counsellor in New South Wales
Hosted by Kim O'Donnell
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bulahdelah, NSW 2423
A safe place to come together and have conversations around death and dying. Whether you've been diagnosed with a terminal illness, have a family member who's actively dying or just want to be able to talk about death with like-minded ...
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Catherine Hickson Counselling For Change
We work to help you get exactly where you want to be in your life. All you need to do is turn up and let us begin the work of defining your needs and goals and then explore what is ...
Photo of Catherine Hickson Counselling, Counsellor in New South Wales
Hosted by Catherine Hickson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bondi, NSW 2026
We work to help you get exactly where you want to be in your life. All you need to do is turn up and let us begin the work of defining your needs and goals and then explore what is ...
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in New South Wales?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, postcode, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counselling is typically less expensive than individual counselling, with each session costing on average between $80 to $110. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $250. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your group therapy sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for group therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.