Support Groups in Bideford

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ND Military Veterans Mental Health & Peer Support
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
"Toad Counselling is near the Quay allowing easy bus/taxi use, car parking is also close. Refreshments (wets/brew kit) will be available, any donations welcomed. In conjunction to the face to face group, there is a dedicated Facebook Page and a ..."
01237 876264 
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Group meets in:
Bideford EX39
Photo of Toad Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in Bideford, ENG
Low Cost Adult Therapy (Not a Group)
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
"Low Cost Counselling with our Students, Toad Counselling Ltd offers a low cost counselling services with students on there final years of qualification require 100hrs of working with clients to complete their Level 4 Diploma and qualify as a Counsellor. ..."
01237 876264 
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Group meets in:
Bideford EX39

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Photo of Toad Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in Bideford, ENG
ND Military Veterans Mental Health & Peer Support
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
"Toad Counselling is near the Quay allowing easy bus/taxi use, car parking is also close. Refreshments (wets/brew kit) will be available, any donations welcomed. In conjunction to the face to face group, there is a dedicated Facebook Page and a ..."
01237 876264 
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Group meets in:
Bideford EX39
Photo of Toad Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in Bideford, ENG
Low Cost Adult Therapy (Not a Group)
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
"Low Cost Counselling with our Students, Toad Counselling Ltd offers a low cost counselling services with students on there final years of qualification require 100hrs of working with clients to complete their Level 4 Diploma and qualify as a Counsellor. ..."
01237 876264 
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Group meets in:
Bideford EX39
Photo of Changing-directions, Counsellor in Bideford, ENG
Addiction Group
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"Addiction Group - a new Alternative group, welcoming you to a safe, and supportive space, professionally facilitated by Qualified therapists. Are you living with addiction? Do you want to change? Improve your quality of life? This is an opportunity to ..."
07403 928611 
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Group meets in:
Barnstaple EX32

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