Support Groups in Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

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Photo of Sam Solly, Psychologist in Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
Self-Compassion workshop in Fitzroy 22 October
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
"Do you have an inner critic that can be harsh, blaming, critical or shaming, especially during times of struggle or perceived inadequacy? How do we create a different, kinder, relationship with ourselves and ease our suffering? This Self-Compassion workshop will ..."
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Group meets in:
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
Photo of Therese Raulin, Psychotherapist in Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
Therese Raulin & Associates
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Verified
"Therese Raulin & Associates offers clinical psychodynamic group process and individual and group supervision to both the government and non-government sector. We have experience working across DHHS, Child Protection, Salvation Army, Youth, Family and Community, D&A, residential services and mental ..."
(02) 4810 0672
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Group meets in:
Malvern, VIC 3144
Photo of Eleni Tsita, Psychotherapist in Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
Self Esteem & Personal Growth
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
"Do you find yourself plagued by self-doubt, hypersensitive, or feel like giving up on your goals? Group therapy is an effective way to gain confidence, learn to manage challenges constructively and start living the life you want. The group is ..."
(03) 6144 7076
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Group meets in:
Carlton, VIC 3053
Photo of Justine Campbell, Counsellor in Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
Daring Greatly Brene Brown
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
"Daring Greatly™ offers an innovative and transformative approach to the way that we live, love and parent. Based on Dr Brené Brown’s revolutionary work on courage, shame, vulnerability and worthiness this programme will help you live more courageously and better ..."
(03) 7003 2183
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Group meets in:
Armadale, VIC 3143
Photo of Lena Risteski, Counsellor in Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
Guided Meditation
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified
Verified
(03) 9070 5479
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Group meets in:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Photo of Eleni Tsita, Psychotherapist in Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
Group Clinical Supervision
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
"Group supervision enables clinicians to reflect on their work in a group setting, which provides benefits beyond those found in 1:1 sessions. By bringing together clinicians of various skills, experience and knowledge, group supervision can further enhance participants professional development. ..."
(03) 6144 7076
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Group meets in:
Carlton, VIC 3053

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Greater Melbourne (Inner) 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 Greater Melbourne (Inner) 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 Greater Melbourne (Inner) 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 Greater Melbourne (Inner) 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 Greater Melbourne (Inner) 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.