Host: Mrs Jenny Collard, MSc
Group meets in:
Leicester LE1
"The DBT Skills Training Group is a central component to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). This small group meets weekly to learn the 4 key skill areas of: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance. "
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"The DBT Skills Training Group is a central component to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). This small group meets weekly to learn the 4 key skill areas of: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance. "
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Host: Miss Angela G Sterland
Group meets in:
Leicester LE8
"We are a group of independent therapists with shared values, working together to provide an accessible service to all. We offer a professional and confidential range of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision services. All our therapists bring a variety of ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester 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.