Support Groups in Sydney, NSW

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Mindfulness Connection Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
"on-line support using mindfulness based interventions. Mindfulness based stress reduction program. "
(02) 9541 8469 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000
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"Circle of Security" in Mandarin on 5 Thursdays
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Cortext
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
"Our mission is to provide an effective and best practice service which improves workplace mental health, wellbeing, morale, culture, performance and engagement. Our team are specialists in workplace mental health, building personal resilience, and psychological safety. Our approach is one ..."
(02) 9100 0616 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Climate-Aware Therapists
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
(02) 8188 4583 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000
Waitlist for new clients
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"Circle of Security" in Mandarin for 5 Saturdays
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Photo of Culture of Care: Relationship Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sydney, NSW
Mindfulness Connection Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
"on-line support using mindfulness based interventions. Mindfulness based stress reduction program. "
(02) 9541 8469 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000
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"Circle of Security" in Mandarin on 5 Thursdays
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Cortext
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
"Our mission is to provide an effective and best practice service which improves workplace mental health, wellbeing, morale, culture, performance and engagement. Our team are specialists in workplace mental health, building personal resilience, and psychological safety. Our approach is one ..."
(02) 9100 0616 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Climate-Aware Therapists
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
(02) 8188 4583 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Helen Qin Counselling (English, Mandarin), Psychotherapist in Sydney, NSW
"Circle of Security" in Mandarin for 5 Saturdays
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Compassion Focused Therapy Group
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
"After experiencing Trauma it understandably impacts on the way we see ourselves and often means that we are very compassionate to others but extremely hard and negative towards ourselves. This can impact on how much we can get from therapy ..."
(02) 9100 0859 
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Group meets in:
Balmain, NSW 2041
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managing depression group
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
(02) 8776 3570 
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Group meets in:
North Sydney, NSW 2060
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Cognitive Processing Therapy PTSD Group
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
"At no point do you need to share or relive what happened to you. The purpose of the group is to explore the personal meanings you have made about the trauma e.g. why you think it happened. Sometimes these meanings ..."
(02) 9100 0859 
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Group meets in:
Balmain, NSW 2041
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Young people living with a life long condition
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
"This group is facilitated as a Yalom style group that works with what the group members organically bring to each session. It runs each term for 10 weeks. Research has found that group therapy is a highly effective form of ..."
(02) 9100 0092 
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Group meets in:
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
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Philo-therapy
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
"Philo-therapy groups is the use of a range of philosophical perspectives for therapeutic purposes. These groups enable participants to see themselves, their everyday ways of doing things and their activities in different ways. Seeing yourself through a range of perspectives ..."
(02) 9100 0103 
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Group meets in:
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
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Overcomer's Outreach
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
"A 12 step group focusing on Addictions of all types: Alcohol, Drugs, Behaviours such as porn and co=dependency. "
0435 998 089 
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Group meets in:
Redfern, NSW 2016
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Therapist Moms: A Support Group
MA
"Many therapists who are mothers cannot go to ordinary mothers support groups because it would be unethical for them to share a group with a current or potential client. I have been running support groups for therapist moms for over ..."
(02) 8074 5726 
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Group meets in:
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
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AD/HD Parenting Support Group
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
"This group is aimed at parents who have a tween/teen who has been diagnosed with AD/HD or ASD level one. The aim of the group is to provide support to parents who might otherwise feel socially isolated amongst other parents. ..."
(02) 8776 3396 
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Group meets in:
Paddington, NSW 2021
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Sfumato Drama Workshops, Playing with Parts
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
"The aim of this work is recovery and wellbeing. * An informal chat about your goals and needs related to your mental health and well-being are necessary part of admission. * Additionally, I would be curious to know what attracted ..."
(02) 8074 1694 
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Group meets in:
Erskineville, NSW 2043
Nexus Student Services
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
"Nexus Student Services is a service of Shane Warren Coaching & Counselling Services providing coaching and development support for international students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex… Through this service we provide a peer-driven support program- ..."
(02) 8294 9517 
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Group meets in:
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Sydney Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Sydney is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counsellor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Sydney are usually facilitated by a therapist or counsellor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Sydney allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Sydney can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.