Support Groups in Sydney, NSW

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Art Therapy Group for Wellbeing - 4 week program
Join us for an immersive and hands-on four week art therapy group that will invite your curiosity to play and create, and support your mental health and wellbeing. Art Therapy for Wellbeing is a four week art therapy group facilitated ...
Hosted by Rosette Rouhana
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Beverly Hills, NSW 2209
Join us for an immersive and hands-on four week art therapy group that will invite your curiosity to play and create, and support your mental health and wellbeing. Art Therapy for Wellbeing is a four week art therapy group facilitated ...
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Group Therapy for Therapist - Online
Individuals come together to explore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, with a focus on understanding self, past & present as well as current patterns. Uncover underlying dynamics within the group to highlight how we relate to ourselves and others, how it ...
Hosted by Veronica Bona
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sydney, NSW 2000
Individuals come together to explore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, with a focus on understanding self, past & present as well as current patterns. Uncover underlying dynamics within the group to highlight how we relate to ourselves and others, how it ...
(02) 8806 0062 View (02) 8806 0062
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 ...
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 ...
(02) 7804 4995 View (02) 7804 4995
Addiction recovery groups
I work with addiction recovery facilities to facilitate groups covering many topics focused on recovery from addictions of all types.
Hosted by first things first counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I work with addiction recovery facilities to facilitate groups covering many topics focused on recovery from addictions of all types.
(02) 9100 0725 View (02) 9100 0725
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. ...
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
DBT Skills Group Therapy Program
The DBT Skills Group Therapy Program aims to empower you with skills to better cope with life’s challenges. The group teaches skills to better regulate your emotions, improve your coping strategies & tolerance of distress, as well as improving your ...
Hosted by Sydney Psych Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Castle Hill, NSW 2154
The DBT Skills Group Therapy Program aims to empower you with skills to better cope with life’s challenges. The group teaches skills to better regulate your emotions, improve your coping strategies & tolerance of distress, as well as improving your ...
(02) 9054 7830 View (02) 9054 7830
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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children, adults, families
He works with developmental disabilities as well as autism and a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. He brings a wealth of experience in working with children and adolescents with challenges they that they are facing. Shiraz sees children ...
Hosted by Life Strategist
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Group meets in Revesby, NSW 2212
He works with developmental disabilities as well as autism and a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. He brings a wealth of experience in working with children and adolescents with challenges they that they are facing. Shiraz sees children ...
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Growth Mindset and Positive Psychology for Kids
Child Development Solutions Australia is proud to be launching a new set of groups in 2020 - our Growth Mindset and Resilience Groups For Kids! We will be offering 2 groups, 1 for primary school kids and 1 for early ...
Hosted by Emma May Spencer
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hornsby, NSW 2077
Child Development Solutions Australia is proud to be launching a new set of groups in 2020 - our Growth Mindset and Resilience Groups For Kids! We will be offering 2 groups, 1 for primary school kids and 1 for early ...
(02) 9909 6140 View (02) 9909 6140
Freshwater Men's Group - The Mankind Project
This circle is all about personal growth and connection. Our peer-facilitated men’s circles help you clarify your vision for life, and get the tools, learning and support to become the kind of man you want to be. A safe space ...
Hosted by YouBeYou Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Freshwater, NSW 2096
This circle is all about personal growth and connection. Our peer-facilitated men’s circles help you clarify your vision for life, and get the tools, learning and support to become the kind of man you want to be. A safe space ...
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Overcomer's Outreach
A 12 step group focusing on Addictions of all types: Alcohol, Drugs, Behaviours such as porn and co=dependency.
Hosted by Geoff Miles Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Group meets in Redfern, NSW 2016
A 12 step group focusing on Addictions of all types: Alcohol, Drugs, Behaviours such as porn and co=dependency.
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Art for Wellbeing
"Art for Wellbeing" workshops are positively focussed sessions which run for 1-2 hours, with clients engaging in art making using various media. The art-making provides tools for encouraging communication, team building and networking. Clients develop greater self-awareness whilst participating in ...
Hosted by Career Development Space
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brookvale, NSW 2100
"Art for Wellbeing" workshops are positively focussed sessions which run for 1-2 hours, with clients engaging in art making using various media. The art-making provides tools for encouraging communication, team building and networking. Clients develop greater self-awareness whilst participating in ...
(02) 8403 1664 View (02) 8403 1664
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Hosted by Emily Jallat
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairlight, NSW 2094
(02) 9100 0244 View (02) 9100 0244
Child Sexual Abuse Recovery Group
We are scheduling another group for 2024. Please contact me to register. Groups fill up quickly. Groups offer an opportunity to meet with other survivors of CSA to reduce isolation and overcome the effects of complex trauma according to a ...
Hosted by Sam Forbes - Trauma Therapy Emdr Relationships Lgbt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sydney, NSW 2000
We are scheduling another group for 2024. Please contact me to register. Groups fill up quickly. Groups offer an opportunity to meet with other survivors of CSA to reduce isolation and overcome the effects of complex trauma according to a ...
(02) 8074 5968 View (02) 8074 5968
AHPRA
Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
Hosted by Anita Blakeley-Smith
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pymble, NSW 2073
Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
(02) 8294 6666 View (02) 8294 6666
Clinical Strategic Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
As a multi-disciplinary, integrative therapists we use many modalities of therapy to help you rapidly reach your goals. ?As a Clinical Hypnotherapist & Strategic Psychotherapist & NLP Coach & Trainer we work with you, to provide better skills, greater clarity ...
Hosted by Kerry Bailey @ The Functional Mind & SydneyHypno
Psychotherapist, AACBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sydney, NSW 2000
As a multi-disciplinary, integrative therapists we use many modalities of therapy to help you rapidly reach your goals. ?As a Clinical Hypnotherapist & Strategic Psychotherapist & NLP Coach & Trainer we work with you, to provide better skills, greater clarity ...
(02) 9100 0242 View (02) 9100 0242
Group Therapy (Interpersonal Relationship)
Hosted by Michaels Aibangbee
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Jamisontown, NSW 2750
(02) 4708 9509 View (02) 4708 9509
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 ...
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Lived Experience Groups
Often, we think we are the only ones that are challenged by mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. Yet it is common knowledge today that most people have a mental health issue at some time in our lives. ...
Hosted by Steven Segal
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sydney, NSW 2000
Often, we think we are the only ones that are challenged by mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. Yet it is common knowledge today that most people have a mental health issue at some time in our lives. ...
(02) 9100 0103 View (02) 9100 0103
DBT Skills Group ONLINE
The DBT Skills Group is a 10 week evidence-based skills group for anyone wanting to learn new healthy strategies to cope with stress and distress, recognise and cope with emotions and improve communication and relationship skills. Topics include mindfulness, distress ...
Hosted by RenewMe Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Erskineville, NSW 2043
The DBT Skills Group is a 10 week evidence-based skills group for anyone wanting to learn new healthy strategies to cope with stress and distress, recognise and cope with emotions and improve communication and relationship skills. Topics include mindfulness, distress ...
(02) 9100 0711 View (02) 9100 0711

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Sydney?

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.