Support Groups in Chatswood, NSW

Fountain of Hope - Art Therapy Group
Sometimes we may find that our words just aren't enough to express our full experience of a situation in the past or present. Art therapy allows a safe space where creative expression can take place, expressing more fully our experiences ...
Hosted by Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chatswood, NSW 2067
Sometimes we may find that our words just aren't enough to express our full experience of a situation in the past or present. Art therapy allows a safe space where creative expression can take place, expressing more fully our experiences ...
(02) 8503 4206 View (02) 8503 4206
Fountain of Hope - Building Self Esteem Group
Do you want to become more confident and self assured about who you are in the world? You will explore and learn new skills on how to build your sense of self worth and self esteem in a small confidential ...
Hosted by Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chatswood, NSW 2067
Do you want to become more confident and self assured about who you are in the world? You will explore and learn new skills on how to build your sense of self worth and self esteem in a small confidential ...
(02) 8503 4206 View (02) 8503 4206
Fountain of Hope - Stress Less Therapy Group
We live in a world where people are increasingly experiencing high levels of stress. Research has shown significantly how stress impacts on our health and well-being including life expectancy, weight, sleep, relationships, confidence, body image and work performance can be ...
Hosted by Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chatswood, NSW 2067
We live in a world where people are increasingly experiencing high levels of stress. Research has shown significantly how stress impacts on our health and well-being including life expectancy, weight, sleep, relationships, confidence, body image and work performance can be ...
(02) 8503 4206 View (02) 8503 4206

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Fountain of Hope - Art Therapy Group
Sometimes we may find that our words just aren't enough to express our full experience of a situation in the past or present. Art therapy allows a safe space where creative expression can take place, expressing more fully our experiences ...
Hosted by Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chatswood, NSW 2067
Sometimes we may find that our words just aren't enough to express our full experience of a situation in the past or present. Art therapy allows a safe space where creative expression can take place, expressing more fully our experiences ...
(02) 8503 4206 View (02) 8503 4206
Fountain of Hope - Building Self Esteem Group
Do you want to become more confident and self assured about who you are in the world? You will explore and learn new skills on how to build your sense of self worth and self esteem in a small confidential ...
Hosted by Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chatswood, NSW 2067
Do you want to become more confident and self assured about who you are in the world? You will explore and learn new skills on how to build your sense of self worth and self esteem in a small confidential ...
(02) 8503 4206 View (02) 8503 4206
Fountain of Hope - Stress Less Therapy Group
We live in a world where people are increasingly experiencing high levels of stress. Research has shown significantly how stress impacts on our health and well-being including life expectancy, weight, sleep, relationships, confidence, body image and work performance can be ...
Hosted by Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chatswood, NSW 2067
We live in a world where people are increasingly experiencing high levels of stress. Research has shown significantly how stress impacts on our health and well-being including life expectancy, weight, sleep, relationships, confidence, body image and work performance can be ...
(02) 8503 4206 View (02) 8503 4206
LIfe Breakthrough weekend
This workshop will assist moving you from being at effect of your life to being at cause, remove blocks to creating a wholehearted life, identify and install strategies to create what you want in life so to create a future ...
Hosted by EMDR Consultation and Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ashfield, NSW 2131
This workshop will assist moving you from being at effect of your life to being at cause, remove blocks to creating a wholehearted life, identify and install strategies to create what you want in life so to create a future ...
(02) 8294 9667 View (02) 8294 9667
"Circle of Security" in Mandarin for 5 Saturdays
Principles that underlie the Circle of Security models of intervention: Early childhood attachment problems increase the probability of psychopathology later on in life; secure attachment relationships with caregivers are a protective factor for children, setting the foundation for social competence ...
Hosted by Helen Qin Counselling (English, Mandarin)
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sydney, NSW 2000
Principles that underlie the Circle of Security models of intervention: Early childhood attachment problems increase the probability of psychopathology later on in life; secure attachment relationships with caregivers are a protective factor for children, setting the foundation for social competence ...
(02) 9098 5155 View (02) 9098 5155
Couples Counselling
Hosted by Alia Proietto
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woollahra, NSW 2025
(02) 9100 0291 View (02) 9100 0291
KidsLink - Social Skills Groups
For 17 years, KidsLink has been a place where many children and teens who experience difficulty fitting in with their peers, come to feel safe & learn the skills necessary to improve their social world. We are proud to now ...
Hosted by Emma May Spencer
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hornsby, NSW 2077
For 17 years, KidsLink has been a place where many children and teens who experience difficulty fitting in with their peers, come to feel safe & learn the skills necessary to improve their social world. We are proud to now ...
(02) 9909 6140 View (02) 9909 6140
Riddle - Children's Post Separation Group
Children have a challenging time when the people they love the most are no longer living together due to divorce or separation. Riddle supports children to process and understand their changing worlds. Our therapists guide children to understand their feelings, ...
Hosted by Stacey Admiraal
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Group meets in Telopea, NSW 2117
Children have a challenging time when the people they love the most are no longer living together due to divorce or separation. Riddle supports children to process and understand their changing worlds. Our therapists guide children to understand their feelings, ...
(02) 7804 4995 View (02) 7804 4995
Self-Love Art Therapy
Art therapy primarily aims to help individuals experiencing emotional and psychological challenges achieve personal well-being and improved levels of function. Art Therapy Groups can improve communication and concentration and can help reduce feelings of isolation. Because art therapy allows people ...
Hosted by Jackson Goding - Find Reason Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Art therapy primarily aims to help individuals experiencing emotional and psychological challenges achieve personal well-being and improved levels of function. Art Therapy Groups can improve communication and concentration and can help reduce feelings of isolation. Because art therapy allows people ...
(02) 9100 0013 View (02) 9100 0013
Art Therapy
Hosted by Regine Yuen-Williams Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Group meets in Beaconsfield, NSW 2015
(02) 8806 0114 View (02) 8806 0114
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 ...
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 ...
(02) 8074 5497 View (02) 8074 5497
The 7 Principles for Making Relationships Work
In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice, in a private and a safe setting, the skills that have been developed from Dr. John Gottman’s ground breaking research into what makes relationships last. Dr. Gottman has scientifically analysed ...
Hosted by Fox Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice, in a private and a safe setting, the skills that have been developed from Dr. John Gottman’s ground breaking research into what makes relationships last. Dr. Gottman has scientifically analysed ...
(02) 9159 6042 View (02) 9159 6042
Online Recovery Talks
An intimate, online small group presentation where a recovered individual shares about their eating disorder recovery. This presentation offers hope and insight to sufferers, parents, partners and health professionals trying to understand the recovery process. Our presenters are recovery champions ...
Hosted by BodyMatters Australasia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cremorne, NSW 2090
An intimate, online small group presentation where a recovered individual shares about their eating disorder recovery. This presentation offers hope and insight to sufferers, parents, partners and health professionals trying to understand the recovery process. Our presenters are recovery champions ...
(02) 9053 4580 View (02) 9053 4580
Online Women's Circle for growth and support
We are connection and movement first. Designed to be part of something. To belong. But in modern life we can lose our connection to ourselves and others. Avoiding conflict or difficult conversations, our relationships can stay on the surface. But ...
Hosted by Anne de Silva
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mosman, NSW 2088
We are connection and movement first. Designed to be part of something. To belong. But in modern life we can lose our connection to ourselves and others. Avoiding conflict or difficult conversations, our relationships can stay on the surface. But ...
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ADHD Support
ADHD support group has its origin in assisting those that are living with adhd, we here assist each other to understand an adhd persons role in the current society and the things that effect adhd affirming person, here we support ...
Hosted by HD Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sydney, NSW 2000
ADHD support group has its origin in assisting those that are living with adhd, we here assist each other to understand an adhd persons role in the current society and the things that effect adhd affirming person, here we support ...
(02) 9158 6085 View (02) 9158 6085
Interpersonal Group Therapy
Interpersonal group therapy is a great way to learn about yourself and your relationships with others. The group experience will help you develop a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. You will learn to identify any negative relational ...
Hosted by Vass Tsiakalis
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Group meets in Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Interpersonal group therapy is a great way to learn about yourself and your relationships with others. The group experience will help you develop a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. You will learn to identify any negative relational ...
(02) 8806 0069 View (02) 8806 0069
Workshop: Boundaries
An introduction to improving your intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. Discover the value of boundaries and explore your own.
Hosted by Steph Basia
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
An introduction to improving your intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. Discover the value of boundaries and explore your own.
(02) 9100 0197 View (02) 9100 0197

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Chatswood?

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.