Support Groups in Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

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Teens Social Connectedness and Social Skills
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
"Groups for grade 5 -12 & Post VCE. Group Therapy for social isolation, social skills & friendship skills. They are like a friendship group hanging out together. ASD, Shyness & Anxiety, Depression & Confusion, Cognitive, Language & Sensory deficits. 1hr ..."
(03) 8372 0406 
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Group meets in:
Thornbury, VIC 3071
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Circle of Security
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
"Circle of Security Program is an 8-week online group for parents. It focuses on building secure attachments with children to support lifelong patterns of healthy relationships. Parents can take the course together or independently, with each week running for 1.5 ..."
(03) 8104 9965 
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Group meets in:
Essendon North, VIC 3041
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Ivanhoe Psychological Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
"Ivanhoe Psychological Services take a holistic view of mental health and wellbeing. We offer a range of evidence based therapeutic services to cater for individual need. Our services are guided by two key frameworks, Psychological Therapy - where strategies are ..."
(03) 8797 5226 
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Group meets in:
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
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Sleep Well
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
"Understand what is keeping us awake and learn how to have a good night's sleep. "
(02) 4504 0235 
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Group meets in:
Kew, VIC 3101
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Tuning in to Teens: Talking Parenting
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
"This 6-week program is for parents of adolescents aged 12+. This program aims to foster emotional intelligence in your and your teen. You will learn how to better communicate with and understand your teen, leading to a stronger healthier relationship. ..."
(03) 7003 2805 
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Group meets in:
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
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Social Emotional Skills Group for 4 - 5 Year Olds
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
"The purpose of the group session is to achieve the following outcomes: • Joining in and getting acquainted • Initiating friendships • Understanding feelings • Talking about feelings • Showing respect for others • Taking turns • Showing care for ..."
(03) 9034 8472 
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Group meets in:
Mount Waverley, VIC 3149
Not accepting new clients
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Healing Circle
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified
"A space to help unpack the meaning of experiences/themes/patter ns occurring in our lives, and how they can unlock areas of growth. "
(03) 9070 5479 
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Group meets in:
Essendon North, VIC 3041
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Circle of Security Parenting Education
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
"Individual Sessions are held with Mother/Infant dyad, Parents and Couples. "
(03) 8613 3404 
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Group meets in:
Newport, VIC 3015
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Meditation and Flow
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
"People often baulk at the notion of meditation because they have had the experience that it's not so simple to be passive and stop the mind. That approach is all wrong. Our mind stops when we are in flow. Kelpies ..."
(03) 7003 2419 
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Group meets in:
Northcote, VIC 3070
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Online group for culturally diverse individuals
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
"Online series to experience the intersection of creative arts, Psychodrama & somatic practices. "
(03) 8400 0948 
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Group meets in:
Bundoora, VIC 3083
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B.E.S.T Kids
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
"The B.E.S.T Kids™ group therapy program supports your child to develop social skills and emotional intelligence. The 6 week Group Program runs from our practice in Hawthorn. The program includes the following skills: emotional awareness, managing emotions, effective communication skills, ..."
(03) 9034 5924 
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Group meets in:
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
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Integrative Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
"Exploring how non-toxic, natural biological approaches can support good mental health "
(03) 7003 2050 
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Group meets in:
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
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Mostly Art Therapy Workshops
Counsellor, AThR
Verified
"Exploring a different art and healing modality each month as a group over cups of tea. "
0455 776 621 
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Group meets in:
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
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Tuning in to Teens: Talking Parenting
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
"This 6-week program is for parents of adolescents aged 12+. This program aims to foster emotional intelligence in your and your teen. You will learn how to better communicate with and understand your teen, leading to a stronger healthier relationship. ..."
(03) 7003 2873 
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Group meets in:
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
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overcoming shyness snd social anxiety
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
"If you are shy and or socially anxious this group provides a safe and supportive environment in which to overcome your fears. You learn what you need to know to conquer social anxiety and have the opportunity to practice: conversations, ..."
(03) 9068 5415 
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Group meets in:
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
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Tuning into Teens (TINT)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
"A six-session parenting program for parents of teens to help teens develop emotional intelligence Would you like to learn how to: be better at understanding and talking with your child through this important developmental phase help your teen learn to ..."
(03) 8613 3424 
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Group meets in:
Footscray, VIC 3011
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Culture Sensitive Transition
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
"This group is for CALD communities that speak English as their second language. The focus of the group is to support participants to transition to a new community while preserving their cultural values. The group is limited to six participants ..."
(02) 8806 0156 
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Group meets in:
Maribyrnong, VIC 3032
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Supervision for Counsellors - Telehealth
Psychotherapist, MC, PACFA
Verified
"Group Supervision for Supervisors 4th Thursday of every month, 10 am, 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm "
(03) 7003 2799 
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Group meets in:
Brighton, VIC 3186
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Mindful Self-Compassion (8 week)
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
"The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8-week program is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion, a powerful tool for emotional agility and resilience. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, the program teaches ..."
(03) 6165 0839 
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Group meets in:
Camberwell, VIC 3124
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Being Held Group Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
"The Being Held Group Therapy program is for infants & their parents. We offer sessions in person eg. face to face, via telephone & Zoom videoconferencing or via online training modules.Check out the website: www.beingheld.com.au "
(03) 8613 3404 
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Group meets in:
Newport, VIC 3015


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