Support Groups in Greater Manchester

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Photo of Doorways Counselling, Psychotherapist in Greater Manchester, ENG
Learn Cognitive Behaviour Techniques for Life.
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
"Find your inner-strength - a maximum of 5 - for the general public where you can learn Cognitive Behavioural Techniques for life. Alex is an NCS accredited registrant and has an advanced diploma in CBT. From music to movement, to ..."
01384 319141 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M14
Photo of Dave Cooper Counselling, Psychotherapist in Greater Manchester, ENG
Alternative to Rehab
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACC-AC
Verified
"A group supporting people who are developing their recovery from addiction and dependence issues utilising Group therapy. Using the systemic approach and the A2R proven methods. "
01925 989871 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M2
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Drop-in creative nature-based wellbeing group
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
"Online group. Explore your creativity and deepend your connection to nature. Nature-based guided relaxation, gentle breathwork & expanding our sensory awareness to come into mindful presence, easing stress & anxiety. Mindful presence in nature and the focus of art-making can ..."
01457 602738 
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Group meets in:
Oldham OL3
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Online Transactional Analysis Therapy Group
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"Group therapy is an opportunity to experience yourself in a group and discover more about yourself and your relationships in the company of others. Beginning February 2022, this Thursday morning Transactional Analysis Therapy Group is a place to explore relationship ..."
0161 850 4082 
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Group meets in:
Wigan WN3
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CBT techniques for Menopause
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
"This is a warm and friendly gathering for women going through the menopause and experiencing difficulties in managing symptoms like night sweats, hot flushes, anxiety etc. We use CBT techniques for calmer breathing, change unhelpful thoughts and develop more helpful ..."
0161 524 1876 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M25
Photo of T/A Mandy Ennis - Counsellor & Coach, Counsellor in Greater Manchester, ENG
Re-Connect
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"This course is designed to build on each week, helping you to re-connect with your authentic self. It is designed to help you build your self-esteem, self-confidence, self-belief, self-acceptance, and self-love. This course was created to empower you to be ..."
0161 524 0661 
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Group meets in:
Leigh WN7
Photo of The Wellness Consultancy, Psychotherapist in Greater Manchester, ENG
Managing anger to live a healthier life - online
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"This workshop is suitable for adults who are willing to work as part of small group in a confidential, non-judgemental way. All participants need to be able to manage their emotions within a group environment where people will share different ..."
01204 238760 
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Group meets in:
Bolton BL1
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Tiffany Leung, Psychologist in Greater Manchester, ENG
Group Therapy (for Organizations only)
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
"This is for organizations who look for psychologist/facilitator. I have experiences running psychotherapy/support groups for organizations/businesses. In this confidential space, participants and I work together on overcoming adversities & struggles, and gain personal resilience to adapt back to the own ..."
0161 850 3557 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M1
Photo of Renwick Fitness in Greater Manchester, ENG
Life Coaching Meet Ups
MSc
Verified
"Use psychology to help you in your life, find that motivation, move towards living your values and realise that painful emotions are part of life. ACT can help with anxiety, depression and dealing with negative thoughts. "
01663 798268 
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Group meets in:
Stockport SK7
Photo of CBT Therapy Manchester (Individuals & Couples), Psychotherapist in Greater Manchester, ENG
Thriving Couple Relationships
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
"The Imago monthly relationship group offers a distraction free space to focus on you and your relationship where you will learn effective new communication skills that will lead to more safety, connection, empathy, compassion and understanding in your relationship. "
0161 509 6679 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M25
Photo of Dr. Jennifer Vaughan, Psychologist in Greater Manchester, ENG
Overcoming Low Self-Esteem
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"This Overcoming Low Self-Esteem online group (max. 6 participants) will help you learn strategies for managing your low self-esteem. It will help you learn about the origins of your low self-esteem, learn about the specific situations that may trigger core ..."
0161 696 8442 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M28
Photo of Angela McDonnell, Counsellor in Greater Manchester, ENG
Mindful Walking Group in Chorlton (Back in Spring)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"A mindful and therapeutic 1.5 hour walking group to ease the mind and stretch your limbs. Experience a gentle walk in nature with simple guided nature connection practices. Suitable for all fitness levels. Contact me at mcdonnellangela@hotmail.c o.uk to put ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M21
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Women's Sexual Trauma Support Group
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"An online support group for women to connect and collectively learn and grow through shared experiences of sexual trauma. The group is carefully led by a qualified therapist to promote a safe and trauma-informed space. The group intends to run ..."
01332 959051 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M1
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Imago Couple Educational Workshops
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
"The Imago Couple two day workshop offers you a distraction free space to focus on you and/or your relationship where you will learn effective new communication skills that will lead to more: safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your ..."
0161 509 6679 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M25
Photo of Kim Harrison, Psychotherapist in Greater Manchester, ENG
Drop-in nature for wellbeing discovery sessions
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
"Online group. Easing stress and anxiety, enhancing wellbeing and preventing/recovering from burnout. Nature-based guided relaxation, gentle breathwork, creative activities and expanding our sensory awareness to come into mindful presence. (Price is actually £8 per person but £20 is the lowest ..."
01457 602738 
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Group meets in:
Oldham OL3
Photo of Dr Sobia Khan, Counsellor in Greater Manchester, ENG
CBT for Postnatal Wellbeing
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
"This is a safe space for women who are in their postnatal period who may be experiencing social isolation, low mood and anxiety, confidence and self-esteem issues, and/or putting a lot of pressure or having unrealistically high expectations of themselves. ..."
0161 524 1876 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M25
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Use Sports Psychology to your advantage
MSc
Verified
"Most top athletes are using sports psychologists to give them the 1-2% advantage in their sport. This group aims to help you learn some tools to help you gain that mental edge. Typical sessions include: dealing with negative thoughts, choking, ..."
01663 798268 
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Group meets in:
Stockport SK7
Photo of The Binge Eating Therapist, Psychotherapist in Greater Manchester, ENG
Online Binge Eating Therapy Group
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"**Ignore location this group is online** Binge eating thrives in isolation. During these times of social distancing you may be struggling more than ever with your relationship with food. The aim of the group is to bring together people who ..."
020 3637 8042 
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Group meets in:
Manchester M2

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