Support Groups in Kent

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Photo of Joanna Hogan Mbabcp Isst, Psychotherapist in Kent, ENG
CBT for Insomnia
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
"Sleep well workshops "
07480 538363 
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Group meets in:
Sevenoaks TN13
Photo of Amanda Jane Carpenter, Psychotherapist in Kent, ENG
On line weekly psychotherapy group
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
"The intention of the group is to provide longer term therapy and support for those who continue to experience on going difficulties regarding attachment, developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Prior to joining the group I do advise that ..."
01227 931716 
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Group meets in:
Canterbury CT4
Photo of TalkingTherapyKent, Counsellor in Kent, ENG
Bereavement Support
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"Grieving can be lonely. No one understands. Each person's grief is unique. But the pain and deep black hole is there for everyone. The group offers a chance for people to get together to express their thoughts and feelings in ..."
01273 121178 
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Group meets in:
West Malling ME19
Photo of Deri Hughes, Psychotherapist in Kent, ENG
Men's Support Group
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
"This group offers men who are finding life difficult to cope with a therapeutic environment in which to receive support and therapeutic help. "
01634 968852 
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Group meets in:
Rochester ME1
Photo of Stania Frances Psychotherapeutic Counselling MBACP, Counsellor in Kent, ENG
Boarding School Survivors Group
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
"This is a place where you can share your experience of being a survivor of boarding school in the company of other ex-boarders, in a non-judgmental, safe environment. Together, explore the impact on your life and theirs in an institution ..."
01233 542019 
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Group meets in:
Harrietsham ME17
Photo of Annie Foley, Psychotherapist in Kent, ENG
Loss & Grief Group
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
"This group is a peer support group, facilitated by qualified therapists and trained bereavement counsellors. A place to speak with others who have gone through something similar. We address the topics and emotions that arise on the day instead of ..."
07480 781562 
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Group meets in:
Faversham ME13
Photo of Elizabeth Hartley Coaching, Psychotherapist in Kent, ENG
Canterbuy Coaching Group with Elizabeth Hartley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"A coaching group can be a wonderful place to raise self- awareness and deepen understanding of what is keeping you stuck. If you are feeling stress and anxiety about re-connecting with others, then this group is for you. We will ..."
01227 538072 
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Group meets in:
Canterbury CT2
Photo of Sue Brown, Counsellor in Kent, ENG
Exploring the Impact of Workplace Discrimination
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"Exploring how workplace discrimination impacts individuals who are covered under the Equality Act 2010. This group allow participants to express and work on the emotional impact of being discriminated in the workplace. It is a six weekly interactive session, where ..."
01227 931701 
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Group meets in:
Canterbury CT2
Photo of Lori Beth Bisbey, Psychologist in Kent, ENG
From Desire to Satisfaction
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Do you find it hard to identify or own your desires? Is it difficult to get your intimate needs met in a relationship? In this group, we get rid of shame, uncover and honour their deepest desires and do the ..."
01892 313259 
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Group meets in:
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Photo of Jemma Wilkinson, Psychotherapist in Kent, ENG
Lgbtqia+ Therapists
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"A group of specialist therapists working purely with the LGBTQIA+ community "
07480 736198 
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Group meets in:
Longfield DA3
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Sue Brown, Counsellor in Kent, ENG
The impact of Workplace Discrimination Programme
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"This programme is aimed at addressing the emotional impact of workplace discrimination, including the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. These six weekly online sessions are for individuals to share their experiences, to gain support and begin the ..."
01227 931701 
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Group meets in:
Canterbury CT2
Photo of Zena Cooper, Counsellor in Kent, ENG
Finding Meaning in the Wake of Covid - online
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
"Very few of us were prepared for the impact of COVID-19; it has taken us by surprise with limited opportunity to process our feelings about it. For some of us, we face a world without a loved one, others have ..."
01303 765378 
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Group meets in:
Folkestone CT19
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Elizabeth Hartley Coaching, Psychotherapist in Kent, ENG
Canterbuy Coaching Group with Elizabeth Hartley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
"A coaching group can be a wonderful place to raise self- awareness and deepen understanding of what is keeping you stuck. If you are feeling stress and anxiety about re-connecting with others, then this group is for you. We will ..."
01227 538072 
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Group meets in:
Canterbury CT2
Photo of Stania Frances Psychotherapeutic Counselling MBACP, Counsellor in Kent, ENG
Womens Support Group
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
"Are you feeling isolated, struggling to cope with ever increasing demands in life, relationships and work. Maybe you’re feeling anxious about taking that next step. Come and have therapy as part of this small women’s group, offering you a support ..."
01233 542019 
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Group meets in:
Maidstone ME17

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