Creative Therapy Support Groups in Hove

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The Mum Space- Postnatal Support
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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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Women identifying therapy group
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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
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UMEchange
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
"Meeting Menopause. "
01273 092865
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Group meets in:
Hove BN3

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Photo of Natasha Nyeke, Counsellor in Hove, ENG
The Mum Space- Postnatal Support
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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
Photo of Ruth Grier, Counsellor in Hove, ENG
Women identifying therapy group
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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 Sam McCarthy, Counsellor in Hove, ENG
UMEchange
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
"Meeting Menopause. "
01273 092865
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Group meets in:
Hove BN3
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Shamanic Internal Family Systems Group Sussex
MBBS
Verified
Verified
"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 ..."
01825 705353
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Group meets in:
Lewes BN7

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Creative Therapy Support Groups

How does art therapy work?

The process of making art allows people to express themselves. Art-making can take many forms, such as painting, collage, or sculpting. The therapist asks questions that the work elicits, such as how the person felt while creating their piece, or if any memories surfaced that they can discuss. The therapist will then work with the patient to process their experience, understand themselves better, and work toward change.

Does art therapy help with trauma?

Art therapy can be a valuable treatment option for those suffering from trauma. Traumatic experiences such as combat, rape, or childhood abuse can be so painful that articulating them can be too scary or painful; creating art allows people to express themselves without words, and tell their story in a different way. The physical nature of creating art can also help people feel rooted in the body, which may benefit those who feel disconnected from their body in the aftermath of trauma.

How long does art therapy last?

The duration of art therapy varies, but a common length for treatment is 10 to 15 weekly sessions. Some people may see improvement in just a few weeks, while others may choose to remain in therapy longer term. Patients should periodically discuss their goals with their therapist to make sure the two are aligned on process and progress.

What are the limitations of art therapy?

Art therapy is helpful for many people, but a limitation is that it doesn’t have as robust an evidence base as other forms of therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy. The evidence on art therapy is mixed; some research demonstrates its benefits, while other research suggests that it has little impact on patients.




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