Support Groups in Exeter

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Bereavement support group, Exeter
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
"A peer support group for those who are bereaved. It’s doesn’t matter whether you are recently bereaved or are struggling with some long standing grief. A chance to meet others in a similar situation in a supportive environment. "
01392 573785 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX1
Photo of Ayesha Loveridge, Counsellor in Exeter, ENG
Covid Support Group
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"Have you lost a friend or a loved one to Covid? Have you felt or do you feel lonely or isolated? Has covid changed your life in ways you struggle to cope with? Myself and my colleague Christine Martin (MBACP) ..."
01271 445679 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX1
Photo of Sarah Lane MBACP Counselling & Mindfulness, Counsellor in Exeter, ENG
8-Week Mindfulness for Life Course
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"Interested in learning mindfulness? Looking for a way to improve wellbeing and get the most out of life? This 8-week course is ideal for anyone experiencing stress, anxiety or unhappiness. The course was designed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and ..."
01392 531552 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX4
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Supervision Group
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
"As a counsellor, group supervision offers an opportunity to grow and flourish in your practice. I offer 1 hour 1:1 work or 3 hour sessions for 3 Counsellors. An opportunity to share your professional experiences. I believe all professionals, particularly ..."
07748 523704 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX5
Photo of Rowena Jane Hillier, Counsellor in Exeter, ENG
I put on Introductory Shamanic Workshops
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"These workshop are for those people who are interested in find out more about Shamanic Practices and Healing. Information of these are placed on my website www.Wisdomcaller.com and my business facebook page Rowena Hillier at The Oak Therapy Room "
01278 557656 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX1
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8-Week Compassionate Mind Training
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"Would you like to feel more accepting of yourself and be able to calm yourself easier when distressed? This 8-week course is aimed at improving self-esteem, lessening self-criticism and reducing feelings of shame. Compassionate Mind Training is based on Compassion ..."
01392 531552 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX4

More Groups Nearby

Photo of Katherine dayman, Counsellor in Exeter, ENG
Bereavement support group, Exeter
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
"A peer support group for those who are bereaved. It’s doesn’t matter whether you are recently bereaved or are struggling with some long standing grief. A chance to meet others in a similar situation in a supportive environment. "
01392 573785 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX1
Photo of Ayesha Loveridge, Counsellor in Exeter, ENG
Covid Support Group
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"Have you lost a friend or a loved one to Covid? Have you felt or do you feel lonely or isolated? Has covid changed your life in ways you struggle to cope with? Myself and my colleague Christine Martin (MBACP) ..."
01271 445679 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX1
Photo of Sarah Lane MBACP Counselling & Mindfulness, Counsellor in Exeter, ENG
8-Week Mindfulness for Life Course
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"Interested in learning mindfulness? Looking for a way to improve wellbeing and get the most out of life? This 8-week course is ideal for anyone experiencing stress, anxiety or unhappiness. The course was designed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and ..."
01392 531552 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX4
Photo of Annie Ford, Counsellor in Exeter, ENG
Supervision Group
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
"As a counsellor, group supervision offers an opportunity to grow and flourish in your practice. I offer 1 hour 1:1 work or 3 hour sessions for 3 Counsellors. An opportunity to share your professional experiences. I believe all professionals, particularly ..."
07748 523704 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX5
Photo of Rowena Jane Hillier, Counsellor in Exeter, ENG
I put on Introductory Shamanic Workshops
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"These workshop are for those people who are interested in find out more about Shamanic Practices and Healing. Information of these are placed on my website www.Wisdomcaller.com and my business facebook page Rowena Hillier at The Oak Therapy Room "
01278 557656 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX1
Photo of Sarah Lane MBACP Counselling & Mindfulness, Counsellor in Exeter, ENG
8-Week Compassionate Mind Training
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"Would you like to feel more accepting of yourself and be able to calm yourself easier when distressed? This 8-week course is aimed at improving self-esteem, lessening self-criticism and reducing feelings of shame. Compassionate Mind Training is based on Compassion ..."
01392 531552 
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Group meets in:
Exeter EX4

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