Host: Ms Esther Emanuel, MA
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London E18
"Groups normally convene for 90 minutes each week. They are closed groups which consist of 5 to 10 participants and run for 6 Weeks. The groups aim to assist participants in overcoming their anxiety and depression. For further information, please ..."
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"Groups normally convene for 90 minutes each week. They are closed groups which consist of 5 to 10 participants and run for 6 Weeks. The groups aim to assist participants in overcoming their anxiety and depression. For further information, please ..."
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Host: Mr Giovanni Felice Pace, MSc
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London N22
"In these times of forced isolation and quarantine, anxiety can be tormenting and disabling. Left untreated it could develop into a severe anxiety disorder or depression. This existential challenge can become too taxing if underplayed. I am offering a space ..."
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"In these times of forced isolation and quarantine, anxiety can be tormenting and disabling. Left untreated it could develop into a severe anxiety disorder or depression. This existential challenge can become too taxing if underplayed. I am offering a space ..."
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Host: Ms B Mitchel, MSc
Group meets in:
London E18
"Depression is a mood state ranging from sadness and unhappiness to feelings of dejection and hopelessness. At their most severe these emotions are usually accompanied by high levels of pessimism with lack of hope for the future. On completion of ..."
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"Depression is a mood state ranging from sadness and unhappiness to feelings of dejection and hopelessness. At their most severe these emotions are usually accompanied by high levels of pessimism with lack of hope for the future. On completion of ..."
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London E18
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
E4 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 E4 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 E4 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 E4 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 E4 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.