Support Groups in Hunter Region, NSW

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Dialectical Behavious Therapy based group
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
"This is a DBT based group. It runs for 90 minutes a week for 10 weeks on Tuesday afternoons 4-5.30pm. Our next group is expected to commence in early 2022. Learn about how you can regulate your emotions, increase your ..."
(02) 4005 0065 
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Group meets in:
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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The Australian Counselling Association
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
"The accrediting body for Counsellors in Australia. "
(02) 4058 3973 
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Group meets in:
Arcadia Vale, NSW 2283
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Understanding Trauma
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
"I spent a year post Masters developing this group. Currently run weekly within our residential treatment program, I am starting a group for people to attend weekly. Any person with background in trauma in or life controlling issues (addictions, eating ..."
(02) 4058 4578 
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Group meets in:
Brookfield, NSW 2420
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As You Are
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
"A free community centred group for LGBTIQA+ folks and allies. Looking to meet more queers or wanting to discuss things with people who have lived-in experience? Come along to one of our meetings for tea, snacks and queer chats. "
(02) 4012 6991 
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Group meets in:
Newcastle West, NSW 2302
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Based Group
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
"The DBT based group run by Hunter Psychological Services is a group that provides you with skills in regulating and managing overwhelming emotions, as well as helping you to learn how to navigate your relationships in a more helpful way. ..."
(02) 4046 7844 
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Group meets in:
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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Couples therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
(02) 4058 4578 
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Group meets in:
Brookfield, NSW 2420
Photo of Janine Epere, Psychotherapist in Hunter Region, NSW
Group Supervision Session Work
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
(02) 4058 4578 
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Group meets in:
Brookfield, NSW 2420

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Hunter Region 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 Hunter Region 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 Hunter Region 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 Hunter Region 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 Hunter Region 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.