Support Groups in Hampshire

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Photo of Lisa Maltby Counselling & Therapy, Counsellor in Hampshire, ENG
Women’s well-being circles
Counsellor, PsychD, BACP
Verified
"Mindfulness, Meditation and Women’s empowerment circles. Retreat mornings for well-being and support. "
07480 535812 
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Group meets in:
Alton GU34
Photo of Mark Horner, Counsellor in Hampshire, ENG
Families affected by substance misuse
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"I offer family work for those affected by a loved one addcition. I help families understand addiction and how cope effectivly: I also speacilise with families building bridges with those in active addiction. I am able to offer a tailored ..."
01962 673480 
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Group meets in:
Winchester SO23
Photo of Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout, Counsellor in Hampshire, ENG
Fibro Friends Southampton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"This group is for people who are living with Fibromyalgia and who prefer to live life to the fullest, despite the daily difficulties we encounter. "
023 8214 8308 
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Group meets in:
Southampton SO14
Photo of Pat Gwyer, Psychologist in Hampshire, ENG
Smarter-life-Growth
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"Based on Schema Therapy and DBT, this 3rd wave CBT informed group focuses on helping people increase their personal insight and awareness into their behaviours and relationships with others. It teaches people a number of practical skills and techniques to ..."
023 8254 4113 
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Group meets in:
Eastleigh SO50
Photo of Michael Hope Mncs Accred; Mbacp, Counsellor in Hampshire, ENG
Relationships
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"Relationship issues between Partners etc "
01276 984300 
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Group meets in:
Farnborough GU14
Photo of Doris Prugel-Bennett, Psychotherapist in Hampshire, ENG
Southampton Psychodrama Group
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
"The small group consists of up to nine members and meets on a weekly basis. The group is developing a safe and strictly confidential space and is supportive of each other. We work with action based methods. Those help the ..."
023 8235 3274 
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Group meets in:
Southampton SO16
Photo of The Giles Practice, Psychotherapist in Hampshire, ENG
Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (BPD)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"New Group supporting those suffering with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (formally Borderline Personality Disorder) "
01256 595034 
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Group meets in:
Hook RG27
Photo of Winchester Trauma Counselling (Lori Hedges), Counsellor in Hampshire, ENG
Trauma Recovery Group
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"In addition to offering individual therapy, I also offer group sessions at a reduced cost. This group is for individuals with a lived experience of trauma, working towards recovery. Potential group members will need to attend an initial individual session ..."
01962 392296 
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Group meets in:
Winchester SO23
Photo of Corinne Marsh, Psychotherapist in Hampshire, ENG
This Is My Space Creative Arts project.
Psychotherapist, MA, MHGI
Verified
"The project is a psychologically informed environment that encourages participants from backgrounds such as Mental Health, Domestic Abuse, Probation, Homelessness to express themselves. Through the positive use of their creativity and imagination it is hoped to support recovery, build resilience ..."
01256 830520 
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Group meets in:
Basingstoke RG25
Photo of Pat Gwyer, Psychologist in Hampshire, ENG
Study skills and stress management for students
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"Based on principles of applied memory and clinical psychology, this two-hour course introduces study and revision techniques, explores how study can be made more effective, and teaches stress management techniques to help manage exam and life stress. "
023 8254 4113 
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Group meets in:
Eastleigh SO50
Photo of The Binge Eating Therapist, Psychotherapist in Hampshire, ENG
Online Binge Eating 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:
Southampton SO16

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