"The purpose of the group session is to achieve the following outcomes: • Initiating friendships • Understanding feelings • Talking about feelings • Showing respect for others • Taking turns • Showing care for others • Coping strategies • Being ..."
"This short 4-week program will provide your teenager an inclusive space to discuss their sleep habits, or lack thereof, with similar-aged peers. Your teen will learn how to achieve healthy sleep and create a functional sleep routine without restricting them ..."
"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. ..."
"Virtual /Face to face sessions. $40 (per person). 1st Saturdays of the month. This Premarital counselling sessions aims to highlight the influence of family (origin) on marriage. How to discover your personality traits and how they impact on your relationship. ..."
"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 ..."
"Connect with others through the power of music. Music therapy is an accessible and adaptable way to be with others and share as much or little as you're ready to. Through musical activities and discussions, you'll be supported to build ..."
"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, ..."
"Virtual & Face to face ($40/person). 1st Mondays of the month. This sessions aims to provide insights from other women's informed lived experiences, share and network with other women with similar worldviews/backgrounds in a safe space, develop skills learned from ..."
"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 ..."
"Do you struggle with your sleep? Getting to sleep? Staying asleep? Always feeling tired? Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can negatively affect daytime functioning. This 6-week program will assist all you in treating the underlying causes of your ..."
"Telehealth - 4th Thursday of the month at 10 am, 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm Group Supervision for Counsellors. Counsellors are required to complete a certain amount of supervision annually to comply with their registration. Supervision for counsellors includes evaluation, ..."
"Does the thought of public speaking fill you with dread? Do you fear :blushing, sweating, shaking or your mind going blank?Do you worry that other people can see you are anxious? Overcome your fear in a safe and supportive environment ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Kew 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 Kew 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 Kew 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 Kew 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 Kew 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.