Host: Miss Melissa Yuhui Wong, MPsych
Group meets in:
Mount Waverley, VIC 3149
"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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Mount Waverley, VIC 3149
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"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 ..."
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"F2F Men’s Focus Group serves the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of men. We create opportunities for men to reacquaint themselves with their essentially masculine nature, and to express what they find in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Experience ..."
(03) 8771 4111
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Group meets in:
Doncaster East, VIC 3109
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"F2F Men’s Focus Group serves the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of men. We create opportunities for men to reacquaint themselves with their essentially masculine nature, and to express what they find in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Experience ..."
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Host: Ms Kyssanda Kay Robinson
Group meets in:
Carrum Downs, VIC 3201
"QUIT SMOKING | WEIGHT LOSS | CONCEPTION | IVF CONCEPTION | HYPNO BIRTH | BAD HABITS | SPORTS PERFORMANCE | BEDWETTING "
(08) 9126 9429
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Carrum Downs, VIC 3201
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"QUIT SMOKING | WEIGHT LOSS | CONCEPTION | IVF CONCEPTION | HYPNO BIRTH | BAD HABITS | SPORTS PERFORMANCE | BEDWETTING "
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Host: Dr Michael Fischer, PhD
Group meets in:
Carlton, VIC 3053
"I offer online psychotherapy groups that are convenient and easy to access from the comfort of your own home. You can be based anywhere in Australia, with no need to travel. I am an accredited individual and group analytic psychotherapist ..."
(03) 7003 2765
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Group meets in:
Carlton, VIC 3053
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"I offer online psychotherapy groups that are convenient and easy to access from the comfort of your own home. You can be based anywhere in Australia, with no need to travel. I am an accredited individual and group analytic psychotherapist ..."
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Host: Ms Brooke Cefai
Group meets in:
Torquay, VIC 3228
"Women have been coming together in circle for centuries. The circle is a universal symbol that represents notions of totality, wholeness, timelessness & the infinite self. The circle, facilitated by Brooke Cefai provides a sacred & safe space for women ..."
(03) 9070 3530
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Torquay, VIC 3228
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"Women have been coming together in circle for centuries. The circle is a universal symbol that represents notions of totality, wholeness, timelessness & the infinite self. The circle, facilitated by Brooke Cefai provides a sacred & safe space for women ..."
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Host: Miss Marie Vakakis, MA
Group meets in:
Footscray, VIC 3011
"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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"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 ..."
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Host: Mr Halakhe Ganyu, MA
Group meets in:
Truganina, VIC 3029
"Do you feel threatened, frightened or controlled by your son/daughter? Do other family members, particularly younger siblings feel scared? Do you feel that you are walking on eggshells? Do you feel that you are no longer in charge? Do you ..."
(03) 8595 5367
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Group meets in:
Truganina, VIC 3029
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"Do you feel threatened, frightened or controlled by your son/daughter? Do other family members, particularly younger siblings feel scared? Do you feel that you are walking on eggshells? Do you feel that you are no longer in charge? Do you ..."
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Host: Ms Francesca Palazzolo, MA
Group meets in:
Heidelberg Heights, VIC 3081
"EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST. This is a new group for anyone who is concerned about, attempting to stop or reduce their dependence on internet porn. This group is currently online only and open to any gender/sexuality. If you are interested in ..."
(03) 6118 7251
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Group meets in:
Heidelberg Heights, VIC 3081
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"EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST. This is a new group for anyone who is concerned about, attempting to stop or reduce their dependence on internet porn. This group is currently online only and open to any gender/sexuality. If you are interested in ..."
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Host: Mrs Alyona Cerfontyne
Group meets in:
Mornington, VIC 3931
"This group is for those who grew up unaware of their real biological parents. You may have been adopted, donor-conceived or raised by a parent who you don't have a biological connection to. If you have not learnt the truth ..."
(08) 9126 9144
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Group meets in:
Mornington, VIC 3931
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"This group is for those who grew up unaware of their real biological parents. You may have been adopted, donor-conceived or raised by a parent who you don't have a biological connection to. If you have not learnt the truth ..."
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Host: Ms Winnie Lau, MPsych
Group meets in:
Frankston, VIC 3199
"Wellbeing helps us remain resilient, cope with change, and support our self-awareness. When one's life gets stressful then this can impact their wellbeing and their relationships. Come join us every Wednesday at 11.30am to explore and implement different strategies to ..."
(03) 9781 0155
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Group meets in:
Frankston, VIC 3199
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"Wellbeing helps us remain resilient, cope with change, and support our self-awareness. When one's life gets stressful then this can impact their wellbeing and their relationships. Come join us every Wednesday at 11.30am to explore and implement different strategies to ..."
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Host: Ms Asha Padisetti
Group meets in:
Berwick, VIC 3806
"The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program is an evidence-based experiential educational program, developed by Jon Kabat Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. The 8- week program is an suitable for people who are presently experiencing stress and anxiety ..."
(03) 5911 3014
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Group meets in:
Berwick, VIC 3806
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"The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program is an evidence-based experiential educational program, developed by Jon Kabat Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. The 8- week program is an suitable for people who are presently experiencing stress and anxiety ..."
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Host: Ms May Lai, MA
Group meets in:
Kew, VIC 3101
"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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"Understand what is keeping us awake and learn how to have a good night's sleep. "
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Host: Ms Lena Risteski
Group meets in:
Eltham, VIC 3095
"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:
Eltham, VIC 3095
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"A space to help unpack the meaning of experiences/themes/patter ns occurring in our lives, and how they can unlock areas of growth. "
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Host: Ms Linda Maree Espie
Group meets in:
Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
"PONDERING GRIEF is a half day or one day group session designed for those working in the area of grief and bereavement or for those experiencing grief. This small group, in person or online is a safe, gentle and confidential ..."
(03) 7500 5037
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Group meets in:
Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
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"PONDERING GRIEF is a half day or one day group session designed for those working in the area of grief and bereavement or for those experiencing grief. This small group, in person or online is a safe, gentle and confidential ..."
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Host: Ms Karen Bieman
Group meets in:
Pascoe Vale, VIC 3044
"Have you discovered that your partner is LGBT? Would you like to participate in an online, therapeutically-supported group for people going through a similar experience? You do not need to go through this alone. Straight/cisgender spouses with closeted partners typically ..."
(03) 8797 2745
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Group meets in:
Pascoe Vale, VIC 3044
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"Have you discovered that your partner is LGBT? Would you like to participate in an online, therapeutically-supported group for people going through a similar experience? You do not need to go through this alone. Straight/cisgender spouses with closeted partners typically ..."
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Host: Dr Catherine Hart, PsychD
Group meets in:
Bendigo, VIC 3550
(03) 9007 0490
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Bendigo, VIC 3550
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Host: Ms Jane F Maher, MA
Group meets in:
Thornbury, VIC 3071
"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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"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 ..."
Host: Ms Kristen Fawcett
Group meets in:
Newport, VIC 3015
"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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"Individual Sessions are held with Mother/Infant dyad, Parents and Couples. "
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Host: Ms Laura Petrie
Group meets in:
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
"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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"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 ..."
Host: Ms Catherine Helen Lappin
Group meets in:
Belmont, VIC 3216
"Structured group suitable for people with a Borderline Personality Disorder. I will also be offering clients who do not have BPD, a skills group using the principles of DBT The skills are life lessons which can be used for understanding ..."
(03) 9069 8786
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Group meets in:
Belmont, VIC 3216
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"Structured group suitable for people with a Borderline Personality Disorder. I will also be offering clients who do not have BPD, a skills group using the principles of DBT The skills are life lessons which can be used for understanding ..."

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