"In group analytic therapy, the group itself becomes the mechanism for change. Members not only receive support but actively contribute to each other. As similarities and differences emerge, the group becomes a forum in which members gain insight into their ..."
"Do you feel stressed? Do you struggle on teaching your kids? Do your kids have any SEN problems? Do you want to find the best way to help you and your kids?This Play and Creative emotional group can help you ..."
"This group is for women who are going through divorce, separation, end of relationship. For women who are having painful feelings of loss over romantic relationship that ended a long time ago. Or for women who are involved in unhealthy ..."
"This group is for people wishing to explore power dynamics and authority transfer in their relationships. We will cover BDSM, kink, relationship diversity, relationship creation and sustaining long term relationships that include power dynamics. We will cover consensual nonmonogamy when ..."
"If any of the following challenges interfere with the quality of your life MBT is highly recommended: Difficulties regulating intense emotions that lead you to behaving in ways you don’t understand; Chaotic relationships where you either frantically pursue or impulsively ..."
"How should we meditate? Some choose a reliable technique (backed by science), others the technique they are most familiar with. But familiarity doesn't always lead to greater meaning. In a meaningful meditation session, insights trigger mental events you can relate ..."
"We are a group of experienced mental health clinicians who are passionate about providing high quality, evidenced - based and effective care. We believe in the importance of working holistically and considering your needs from multiple perspectives. We provide a ..."
"Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is one of the most researched treatments for people with difficulties in regulating their emotions. It was originally developed by Dr Marsha Linehan for self-harming individuals who met criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT was ..."
"Group therapy offers a safe, therapeutic place to speak about yourself, your family and other relationships. Conflicts and worries can be explored with others who are going through similar issues. Groups of up to 8 members meet once or twice ..."
"The provision of empowerment to the practitioner to continue effectively the work while maintaining personal and professional credibility is the goal of this important task. This is achieved through the supervisions’ formative, restorative and normative functions according to the supervisee’s ..."
"Together with my fellow psychotherapist, Julia Abolina, we have created The Relationship Design Club. Here you can join a community of people who want to deepen their capacity to relate. We invite you to come and explore with us your ..."
"This group is for people who have left the abusive partner, worked on themselves and grieved the life they thought they would have for them and maybe for their children, and are ready to move on and would like a ..."
"Course Overview - What is stress? Facts and figures about stress in the workplace What causes stress? How stress can affect your health Signs and Symptoms of stress Stress self-assessment questionnaire Strategies for managing pressure and reducing stress: Prevention techniques ..."
"The group therapy structure consists of 5 modules each lasting 4 weeks: Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Mindfulness and "Middle Path". For individual therapy, the therapist and client identify target behaviours that need to be increased or decreased. ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Beckenham 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 Beckenham 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 Beckenham 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 Beckenham 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 Beckenham 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.