Support Groups in Ilford

Join our online psychoeducation group for only £20 per session. You will learn skills to manage mild to moderate low mood, worry, stress, and long-term health conditions. The next webinar date will be confirmed as soon as we have at ...
Hosted by Anika Brown-Bolton
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ilford IG3
Join our online psychoeducation group for only £20 per session. You will learn skills to manage mild to moderate low mood, worry, stress, and long-term health conditions. The next webinar date will be confirmed as soon as we have at ...
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Eight sessions of 8-10 regular pre-registered participants that is customised to the needs of the group.  Various themes and healing activities could be introduced, e.g. sleep disturbances, moving home, etc. (No newcomers admitted to the group once the group has ...
Hosted by Grief Support Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ilford IG3
Eight sessions of 8-10 regular pre-registered participants that is customised to the needs of the group.  Various themes and healing activities could be introduced, e.g. sleep disturbances, moving home, etc. (No newcomers admitted to the group once the group has ...
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Join our online wellbeing group for only £20 per session. You will learn skills to improve your well-being and coping skills. The next webinar date will be confirmed as soon as we have at least five people signed up.
Hosted by Anika Brown-Bolton
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ilford IG3
Join our online wellbeing group for only £20 per session. You will learn skills to improve your well-being and coping skills. The next webinar date will be confirmed as soon as we have at least five people signed up.
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Join me in this ONLINE group therapy to work alongside other practitioners (max 6) who are also on a journey of personal development and healing. Working through our issues in community can help reduce isolation. Authentic connecting accelerates growth. The ...
Hosted by Rita Edah
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ilford IG2
Join me in this ONLINE group therapy to work alongside other practitioners (max 6) who are also on a journey of personal development and healing. Working through our issues in community can help reduce isolation. Authentic connecting accelerates growth. The ...
020 3319 5093 View 020 3319 5093

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DBT is one of the most researched treatments for people with difficulties in regulating their emotions. It is a team-based programme which entails weekly individual therapy, skills class, access to phone skills coaching available seven days a week and DBT ...
Hosted by Luka Hadrych
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N1
DBT is one of the most researched treatments for people with difficulties in regulating their emotions. It is a team-based programme which entails weekly individual therapy, skills class, access to phone skills coaching available seven days a week and DBT ...
020 3962 0679 View 020 3962 0679
Hosted by Julia Peters
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N8
020 3872 2340 View 020 3872 2340
This is a drop in group held once a month online using Zoom and in person in London. Please go to the Events page on cindygalehsp.com to check upcoming meeting dates, more details and how to book..
Hosted by Cindy Gale
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London W1D
This is a drop in group held once a month online using Zoom and in person in London. Please go to the Events page on cindygalehsp.com to check upcoming meeting dates, more details and how to book..
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Online Group Therapy. Struggling with ADHA/Anxiety Wednesdays 10am - 11am. Purpose: *Exploring/Talk about how your ADHD/Anxiety impacts You, Life and your relationship with others. *Listen to others experiences, thoughts and feelings within group. *Provide mutual support, help and process struggles, ...
Hosted by Kaystherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N22
Online Group Therapy. Struggling with ADHA/Anxiety Wednesdays 10am - 11am. Purpose: *Exploring/Talk about how your ADHD/Anxiety impacts You, Life and your relationship with others. *Listen to others experiences, thoughts and feelings within group. *Provide mutual support, help and process struggles, ...
020 4538 1599 View 020 4538 1599
Are you from a mixed heritage? Would a space where you can talk about your experiences of being Mixed Race be beneficial for you? Growing up as a Mixed Race person can be very different to those who that are ...
Hosted by Danielle Miller
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in London SE13
Are you from a mixed heritage? Would a space where you can talk about your experiences of being Mixed Race be beneficial for you? Growing up as a Mixed Race person can be very different to those who that are ...
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We meet monthly to explore our Dreams in a safe and confidential environment. Dreams circle might be helpful as an addition to your psychotherapy or if you dream a lot and feel confused about it. Also it helps to reduce ...
Hosted by Maxim Ilyashenko
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London E8
We meet monthly to explore our Dreams in a safe and confidential environment. Dreams circle might be helpful as an addition to your psychotherapy or if you dream a lot and feel confused about it. Also it helps to reduce ...
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Groups normally convene for 90 minutes each week. They are closed groups which consist of 5 to 10 participants and run for 6 Weeks. The groups aim to assist participants in overcoming their anxiety and depression. For further information, please ...
Hosted by Esther Emanuel
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London E18
Groups normally convene for 90 minutes each week. They are closed groups which consist of 5 to 10 participants and run for 6 Weeks. The groups aim to assist participants in overcoming their anxiety and depression. For further information, please ...
020 3917 4304 View 020 3917 4304
supervision group for counsellors exploring further support working with their clients. Cohesively working together to support clients to have a better quality of life.
Hosted by Jackie Meyer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hornchurch RM11
supervision group for counsellors exploring further support working with their clients. Cohesively working together to support clients to have a better quality of life.
01708 983495 View 01708 983495
Online Group therapy is open to anyone that has been finding the COVID-19 pandemic a difficult experience. This is a chance for you to share how this experience has impacted you, find a supportive environment, where you can feel heard ...
Hosted by Dorotea Pospihalj
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Group meets in London EC1V
Online Group therapy is open to anyone that has been finding the COVID-19 pandemic a difficult experience. This is a chance for you to share how this experience has impacted you, find a supportive environment, where you can feel heard ...
020 8138 0735 View 020 8138 0735
Do you have behaviours that are starting to concern you? Are you repeating unhealthy patterns and want to start thinking about how you might change or adapt these? If you’ve answered yes to these questions you might like to consider ...
Hosted by Nicola Wainer Ma
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Enfield EN1
Do you have behaviours that are starting to concern you? Are you repeating unhealthy patterns and want to start thinking about how you might change or adapt these? If you’ve answered yes to these questions you might like to consider ...
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How should we meditate? Some choose a reliable technique (backed by science), others the technique they are most familiar with. But familiarity doesn't always lead to greater meaning. In a meaningful meditation session, insights trigger mental events you can relate ...
Hosted by Dr Cristian A Nica
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in London NW1
How should we meditate? Some choose a reliable technique (backed by science), others the technique they are most familiar with. But familiarity doesn't always lead to greater meaning. In a meaningful meditation session, insights trigger mental events you can relate ...
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We are CBT, Mindfulness and ACT focused therapy clinic, working in London and Online. We provide therapy in English and Italian. Our specialties include: Bipolar Disorder, Stress & Anxiety disorders (Panic, GAD, OCD, HA, SA), Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome, Trauma ...
Hosted by Dr Alice Fiorica
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N1
We are CBT, Mindfulness and ACT focused therapy clinic, working in London and Online. We provide therapy in English and Italian. Our specialties include: Bipolar Disorder, Stress & Anxiety disorders (Panic, GAD, OCD, HA, SA), Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome, Trauma ...
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A two-day exploration, supporting you to uncover and work through the things you find most challenging about being in relationship with others, and with yourself. Introducing ideas from the Transactional Analysis school of psychotherapy, using everyday language to help us ...
Hosted by Chris Elcombe
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London E1
A two-day exploration, supporting you to uncover and work through the things you find most challenging about being in relationship with others, and with yourself. Introducing ideas from the Transactional Analysis school of psychotherapy, using everyday language to help us ...
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is one of the most researched treatments for people with difficulties in regulating their emotions. It was originally developed by Dr Marsha Linehan for self-harming individuals who met criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT was ...
Hosted by Mind-Reframed Team
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N1
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is one of the most researched treatments for people with difficulties in regulating their emotions. It was originally developed by Dr Marsha Linehan for self-harming individuals who met criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT was ...
020 3962 2353 View 020 3962 2353
Hosted by One -&- One
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in London E18
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Do you feel stressed? Do you struggle on teaching your kids? Do your kids have any SEN problems? Do you want to find the best way to help you and your kids?This Play and Creative emotional group can help you ...
Hosted by San Vtgotsky Wong
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London E14
Do you feel stressed? Do you struggle on teaching your kids? Do your kids have any SEN problems? Do you want to find the best way to help you and your kids?This Play and Creative emotional group can help you ...
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Ilford?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, postcode, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counselling is typically less expensive than individual counselling, with each session costing on average between £45 to £60. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from £60 to £150. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your group therapy sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for group therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.