Support Groups in East Sussex

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Photo of Peter Hannah, Counsellor in East Sussex, ENG
Group Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
"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 ..."
01273 092860 
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Group meets in:
Brighton BN2
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Rampion Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"We are a 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 work ..."
01273 092415 
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Group meets in:
Hove BN3
Virtual working - creativity and versatility
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
"Finding one's own niche area through peer work "
01273 092177 
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Group meets in:
Peacehaven BN10
Photo of Claire Barnes, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, ENG
Brighton & Hove Therapy Group - Thursday AM
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
"A new psychotherapy group starting in the autumn in Hove, UK. We will be meeting face to face and the group will run for 90 minutes. A free telephone consultation is offered for anyone interested in exploring further. The approach ..."
01273 092354 
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Group meets in:
Hove BN3
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Wilbury Clinic
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
"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 "
01273 032500 
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Group meets in:
Hove BN3
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Managing Anxiety
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
"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 ..."
01342 651097 
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Group meets in:
Ardingly RH17
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Weekend Personal Development Group (In person)
Psychotherapist, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
"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 ..."
01273 036037 
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Group meets in:
Hove BN3
Waitlist for new clients
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personal development group
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
"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 ..."
01323 700433 
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Group meets in:
Eastbourne BN22
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Brighton Family Constellations
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"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 ..."
01273 005886 
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Group meets in:
Brighton BN2
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Katrine Palsager, Counsellor in East Sussex, ENG
Adult Depression/Emotional Wellbeing Group
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
"This group is designed for adults struggling with depression and the associated emotional impacts. The group will meeting weekly and it is expected that members will attend each week. The goal of this group is to help individuals become aware of ..."
01273 092810 
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Group meets in:
Hove BN3
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The Mum Space- Postnatal Support
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
"The aim of the group is to help you start being the mother, partner, and friend you always imagined you would be before exhaustion, resentment, and overwhelm took over. Put Yourself First is about acknowledging your right as a human ..."
01273 092760 
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Group meets in:
Hove BN3
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Managing my Mood Group
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"I will be sharing the dates for the next group shortly. Please get in touch to find out more. "
01273 092800 
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Group meets in:
Brighton BN1
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Post trial of sexual abuse
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
01323 409758 
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Group meets in:
Eastbourne BN21
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Twice weekly psychotherapy group
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
"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 ..."
01273 036210 
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Group meets in:
Brighton BN1
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Adult Anxiety/Emotional Wellbeing Group
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"This is a new group starting in September 2022. Our main focus will be around the treatment of anxiety and depression. The group will offer psycho-education and some CBT treatment, as well as traditional talking relational therapy and creative therapies. "
01892 335407 
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Group meets in:
Crowborough TN6
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Anger Management
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
01323 409758 
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Group meets in:
Eastbourne BN21
Photo of Ruth Grier, Counsellor in East Sussex, ENG
Women identifying therapy group
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"The idea is to offer a safe and nurturing weekly therapeutic space for people to share and feel part of a community. A space where you feel you can learn and act as a mirror for different people in the ..."
01273 036126 
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Group meets in:
Hove BN3
Photo of Bunty Dann, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, ENG
Lifting Depression
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
"How to start lifting depression with tools and understanding by getting our emotional needs and system back in balance. Gain clarity about how it can help you, your family and friends to lift depression, so everyone can live happier and ..."
01342 651097 
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Group meets in:
Haywards Heath RH17
Photo of Howard Edmunds, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, ENG
Wednesday evening group
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
"This once weekly group is meets for 90 minutes with up to eight clients plus the therapist. It has been meeting for over eight years. The immediate effect of group therapy is to increase your self confidence and self esteem. ..."
01273 036210 
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Group meets in:
Brighton BN1
Photo of Michaela Sheppard, Counsellor in East Sussex, ENG
New to Dating
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
01323 409758 
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Group meets in:
Eastbourne BN21

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