Support Groups in East Sussex

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We are a 1:1 counselling and psychotherapy practice in Brighton and Hove, offering an affirmative, inclusive and confidential service to anyone facing a life challenge or mental health issue. We all identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, but we ...
Hosted by Adam Crowther
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brighton BN2
We are a 1:1 counselling and psychotherapy practice in Brighton and Hove, offering an affirmative, inclusive and confidential service to anyone facing a life challenge or mental health issue. We all identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, but we ...
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Hosted by Shiraz Showk
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hove BN3
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This is an interactive talk that gives insights, the latest scientific understanding along with universal wisdom, helping you in these areas of life that can have such a big impact on our happiness, health and enjoyment of life. Giving you ...
Hosted by Bunty Dann
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ardingly RH17
This is an interactive talk that gives insights, the latest scientific understanding along with universal wisdom, helping you in these areas of life that can have such a big impact on our happiness, health and enjoyment of life. Giving you ...
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I also practice out of The Wilbury Clinic, an outstanding environment dedicated to healing and growth with counselling, psychotherapy and complementary therapies across a range of independant practitioners. www.wilburyclinic.co.uk
Hosted by Anna Hardy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hove BN3
I also practice out of The Wilbury Clinic, an outstanding environment dedicated to healing and growth with counselling, psychotherapy and complementary therapies across a range of independant practitioners. www.wilburyclinic.co.uk
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In this monthly group we explore our inner and outer realities using Internal Family Systems Therapy and Shamanic Practices as a framework. The group is co-created with new and returning members each session. We work with a wide range of ...
Hosted by Dr Charlie Sayer
MBBS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lewes BN7
In this monthly group we explore our inner and outer realities using Internal Family Systems Therapy and Shamanic Practices as a framework. The group is co-created with new and returning members each session. We work with a wide range of ...
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Group therapy can be deeply rewarding, powerful and healing. Group size is kept to 6-9 people and I welcome people from all backgrounds. The group is a closed group with an entry point at 6 months. I work from an ...
Hosted by Peter Hannah
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brighton BN2
Group therapy can be deeply rewarding, powerful and healing. Group size is kept to 6-9 people and I welcome people from all backgrounds. The group is a closed group with an entry point at 6 months. I work from an ...
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I co-run this quarterly group with Steven Eserin. This is a space where you can take time to really explore aspects of yourself at depth with the support of peers and two experienced facilitators. It is a place where you ...
Hosted by Su Orosa
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eastbourne BN22
I co-run this quarterly group with Steven Eserin. This is a space where you can take time to really explore aspects of yourself at depth with the support of peers and two experienced facilitators. It is a place where you ...
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This twice weekly group is especially helpful for understanding how you block yourself in relation to others or how you get into difficulties due to lack of confidence or low self esteem. We all find relationships complex and confusing at ...
Hosted by Howard Edmunds
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brighton BN1
This twice weekly group is especially helpful for understanding how you block yourself in relation to others or how you get into difficulties due to lack of confidence or low self esteem. We all find relationships complex and confusing at ...
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Small groups facilitated by bereavement practitioners via Zoom or in person. We have found that there is huge power and healing when group members share experiences and feel heard and validated by others. Within group sessions we share our knowledge ...
Hosted by Caroline Mills
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lewes BN8
Small groups facilitated by bereavement practitioners via Zoom or in person. We have found that there is huge power and healing when group members share experiences and feel heard and validated by others. Within group sessions we share our knowledge ...
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Join us for regular taster sessions and monthly workshops. Family Constellations is a solution focused method of resolving deep held difficulties that we experience in life. It uses a systemic lens to explore the impact of unconscious hidden forces within ...
Hosted by Sherry Walters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brighton BN2
Join us for regular taster sessions and monthly workshops. Family Constellations is a solution focused method of resolving deep held difficulties that we experience in life. It uses a systemic lens to explore the impact of unconscious hidden forces within ...
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90 minute sessions. Same time, place, and people. A space to better understand what troubles you with the support of peers, using what happens in the group to better understand the relational patterns which impact our lives. Group members often ...
Hosted by Harry Cooper
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brighton BN1
90 minute sessions. Same time, place, and people. A space to better understand what troubles you with the support of peers, using what happens in the group to better understand the relational patterns which impact our lives. Group members often ...
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Personal Development weekends are a powerful experience for those wishing to understand themselves through relating to others. As a supportive space to explore personal topics, group weekends also provide opportunity to explore how we make contact with others (& them ...
Hosted by Joanne Aldred
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brighton BN2
Personal Development weekends are a powerful experience for those wishing to understand themselves through relating to others. As a supportive space to explore personal topics, group weekends also provide opportunity to explore how we make contact with others (& them ...
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This personal development group is based on the encounter group style. Co facilitated between myself and Su Orosa. It is a day event we plan to repeat once a quarter. Details for day one can be found on my website ...
Hosted by Steven Eserin
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eastbourne BN22
This personal development group is based on the encounter group style. Co facilitated between myself and Su Orosa. It is a day event we plan to repeat once a quarter. Details for day one can be found on my website ...
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Hosted by Michaela Sheppard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eastbourne BN21
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Group psychotherapy offers a powerful and effective method of tackling relationship blocks and patterns. While members are encouraged to bring in difficulties in their lives from the past and the present, there is also an emphasis on the relationships and ...
Hosted by Claire Barnes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hove BN3
Group psychotherapy offers a powerful and effective method of tackling relationship blocks and patterns. While members are encouraged to bring in difficulties in their lives from the past and the present, there is also an emphasis on the relationships and ...
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Finding one's own niche area through peer work
Hosted by Andrea Gavin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in Peacehaven BN10
Finding one's own niche area through peer work
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This group is for anyone over 18 who has experienced or is currently experiencing depression and anxiety. Opening up to others can be difficult. Being true to ourselves in relationship with others can be hard. This group is a safe ...
Hosted by Laurence Baretto de Souza
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seaford BN25
This group is for anyone over 18 who has experienced or is currently experiencing depression and anxiety. Opening up to others can be difficult. Being true to ourselves in relationship with others can be hard. This group is a safe ...
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This group is for anyone over 18 who has been suffering of Chronic Pain. This group is a safe space to be, explore, learn and practice psycho-social treatments for chronic pain conditions such as IBS, Fibromyalgia, Functional Neurological Disorder whether ...
Hosted by Laurence Baretto de Souza
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seaford BN25
This group is for anyone over 18 who has been suffering of Chronic Pain. This group is a safe space to be, explore, learn and practice psycho-social treatments for chronic pain conditions such as IBS, Fibromyalgia, Functional Neurological Disorder whether ...
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An Art Therapy Group is a form of therapy that provides a safe place for thoughts, emotions, and experiences to be expressed and explored through art making and discussion. The aim of the Art Therapy group is to improve emotional, ...
Hosted by Amy Dolan- Art Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hove BN3
An Art Therapy Group is a form of therapy that provides a safe place for thoughts, emotions, and experiences to be expressed and explored through art making and discussion. The aim of the Art Therapy group is to improve emotional, ...
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Group psychotherapy offers a powerful and effective method of tackling relationship blocks and patterns. Twice weekly psychotherapy intensifies and deepens this work. The group meets for 90 minutes, Mondays 4.15pm and Wednesdays 7.15pm While members are encouraged to bring in ...
Hosted by Claire Barnes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hove BN3
Group psychotherapy offers a powerful and effective method of tackling relationship blocks and patterns. Twice weekly psychotherapy intensifies and deepens this work. The group meets for 90 minutes, Mondays 4.15pm and Wednesdays 7.15pm While members are encouraged to bring in ...
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in East Sussex?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, postcode, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counselling is typically less expensive than individual counselling, with each session costing on average between £45 to £60. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from £60 to £150. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your group therapy sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for group therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.