Support Groups in London

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Support Group
Small supportive group for those struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, addiction recovery.
Photo of Esther Balmer, Psychotherapist in London, England
Hosted by Esther Balmer
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in London SW11
Small supportive group for those struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, addiction recovery.
020 3984 9582 View 020 3984 9582
Parent Support Group
Hosted by The Rewise Project
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London SE10
020 3962 1164 View 020 3962 1164
Young Adults (18-25) Weekly Therapy Group
A small analytic group (up to 8 members): a safe, confidential space, specifically aimed at younger adults, to explore difficulties around relationships, family, depression, anxiety, self esteem, work and transitions. The group provides a space for connection and belonging where ...
Photo of Andrew Mallett, Psychotherapist in London, England
Hosted by Andrew Mallett
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London W1G
A small analytic group (up to 8 members): a safe, confidential space, specifically aimed at younger adults, to explore difficulties around relationships, family, depression, anxiety, self esteem, work and transitions. The group provides a space for connection and belonging where ...
020 8106 5644 View 020 8106 5644
Addiction recovery
Photo of Dr Diwakar Sukul, Psychologist in London, England
Hosted by Dr Diwakar Sukul
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in London W1G
020 3917 4612 View 020 3917 4612
In Person Therapy Group
Do you feel isolated or suffer with social anxiety? Do you sometimes feel excluded in social situations? Do you feel insecure in your relationships? This is a small group of up to eight members in which you can explore and ...
Photo of Anneke McCabe, Psychotherapist in London, England
Hosted by Anneke McCabe
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in London NW3
Do you feel isolated or suffer with social anxiety? Do you sometimes feel excluded in social situations? Do you feel insecure in your relationships? This is a small group of up to eight members in which you can explore and ...
020 3917 4939 View 020 3917 4939
non-monogamy peer support
Alternative relationships group peer support is not limited to people who want to practice polyamory or multigamy. The lessons inherent in living openly and with radical honesty, apply equally to all relationships of an intimate nature. I offer an intimate ...
Photo of Roy Graff, Counsellor in London, England
Hosted by Roy Graff
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in London SE1
Alternative relationships group peer support is not limited to people who want to practice polyamory or multigamy. The lessons inherent in living openly and with radical honesty, apply equally to all relationships of an intimate nature. I offer an intimate ...
020 4538 8658 View 020 4538 8658
Constellation Workshops
I run regular Constellation Workshops in Oxford and London. Full details can be found on my website.
Photo of Galina Vyday, Psychotherapist in London, England
Hosted by Galina Vyday
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London NW8
I run regular Constellation Workshops in Oxford and London. Full details can be found on my website.
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Metalisation Based Treatment
If any of the following challenges interfere with the quality of your life MBT is highly recommended: Difficulties regulating intense emotions that lead you to behaving in ways you don’t understand; Chaotic relationships where you either frantically pursue or impulsively ...
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Hosted by DBT in Mind Team
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N1
If any of the following challenges interfere with the quality of your life MBT is highly recommended: Difficulties regulating intense emotions that lead you to behaving in ways you don’t understand; Chaotic relationships where you either frantically pursue or impulsively ...
020 3870 3919 View 020 3870 3919
Infertility
Ongoing support group to help couples or individuals going through fertility treatments or considering adoption. We work on: enhacing coping skills to deal with infertility stress and social stress, looking beyond childlessness, bereavement process, couple dynamics and many other issues ...
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Hosted by Dr Valérie Wendorff-CPsychol/Psychotherapist
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in London W1G
Ongoing support group to help couples or individuals going through fertility treatments or considering adoption. We work on: enhacing coping skills to deal with infertility stress and social stress, looking beyond childlessness, bereavement process, couple dynamics and many other issues ...
020 3962 0466 View 020 3962 0466
Psychodrama Psychotherapy Group
Do you find relationships too painful and exhausting? Do you notice yourself doing things without fully understanding why you are doing them? Do you find that you are going through life without fully living it? Joining this group will help ...
Photo of Alexia Lonnoy, Psychotherapist in London, England
Hosted by Alexia Lonnoy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London NW3
Do you find relationships too painful and exhausting? Do you notice yourself doing things without fully understanding why you are doing them? Do you find that you are going through life without fully living it? Joining this group will help ...
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Womens' Therapy Group
This is an ONLINE therapy group for Women who experience challenges with food, weight, codependency issues, and ED. This often happens when we: live accordingly to some dogmas, social or familial conditioning, don't not have tools to process emotions/grief, cannot ...
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Hosted by Justine Wiercimok, IFS Therapy, MA, JD(LLM), MBACP
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London SW3
This is an ONLINE therapy group for Women who experience challenges with food, weight, codependency issues, and ED. This often happens when we: live accordingly to some dogmas, social or familial conditioning, don't not have tools to process emotions/grief, cannot ...
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Analytic therapy group
I have spaces for a man and a woman in my in-person, mixed long-term psychotherapy group. Group therapy can offer a supportive space to help you to understand yourself better, make sense of your world and to address the obstacles ...
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Hosted by Sally Bild
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N7
I have spaces for a man and a woman in my in-person, mixed long-term psychotherapy group. Group therapy can offer a supportive space to help you to understand yourself better, make sense of your world and to address the obstacles ...
020 4538 3497 View 020 4538 3497
Online Binge Eating Therapy Group
**Ignore location this group is online** The aim of the group is to bring together people who are struggling with binge eating/overeating. Group work can be a very powerful tool to reduce the shame that often surrounds this issue. The ...
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Hosted by The Binge Eating Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London W5
**Ignore location this group is online** The aim of the group is to bring together people who are struggling with binge eating/overeating. Group work can be a very powerful tool to reduce the shame that often surrounds this issue. The ...
020 3637 8042 View 020 3637 8042
Relationships and me: weekend workshop
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 ...
Photo of Chris Elcombe, Psychotherapist in London, England
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 ...
020 4530 8393 View 020 4530 8393
LGBT+ Therapy Group
A weekly LGBTQI+ Therapy Group providing a safe and supportive space for those within the LGBTQI+ community to come together and explore and work through a variety of issues. From themes including labels, loss, identity and more, this small and ...
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Hosted by Jack Williamson - EMDR Therapist & Couples Therapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in London WC1H
A weekly LGBTQI+ Therapy Group providing a safe and supportive space for those within the LGBTQI+ community to come together and explore and work through a variety of issues. From themes including labels, loss, identity and more, this small and ...
020 3835 4378 View 020 3835 4378
LGBTQ+ Faith-Background Therapeutic Group
This is a short-term therapeutic group for LGBTQ+ people who have left, or feel on the edge of, a faith-based community. It is an inclusive space for those who identify as having a personal faith, those who do not, and ...
Photo of Danny Lee, Counsellor in London, England
Hosted by Danny Lee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London SE21
This is a short-term therapeutic group for LGBTQ+ people who have left, or feel on the edge of, a faith-based community. It is an inclusive space for those who identify as having a personal faith, those who do not, and ...
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Boost Your Mood
This online course is a programme based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The course aims to equip you with the skills needed to break the cycle of depression and to help manage your symptoms better. CBT looks at how we ...
Photo of Dr Aisan Ghaemian, Psychotherapist in London, England
Hosted by Dr Aisan Ghaemian
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N10
This online course is a programme based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The course aims to equip you with the skills needed to break the cycle of depression and to help manage your symptoms better. CBT looks at how we ...
0800 669 6281 View 0800 669 6281
Personal Issue and Family Constellations Workshops
Constellations provide a solution-focused journey for deep-seated personal, relationship, family, and work challenges. Ideal for issues resistant to change, including emotional struggles, trauma, feeling stuck, relational complexities, family rifts, and more. In workshops, a small group of participants engage in ...
Photo of Sara Poss, Counsellor in London, England
Hosted by Sara Poss
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N6
Constellations provide a solution-focused journey for deep-seated personal, relationship, family, and work challenges. Ideal for issues resistant to change, including emotional struggles, trauma, feeling stuck, relational complexities, family rifts, and more. In workshops, a small group of participants engage in ...
020 3908 5066 View 020 3908 5066
Psychodrama Group
WOULD YOU LIKE TO Build self-esteem and explore coping strategies in emotionally challenging situations so you can learn new ways of managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours? To develop communication skills and practise new behaviours in communicating more positively with peers, ...
Photo of Pavla Cveckova, Psychotherapist in London, England
Hosted by Pavla Cveckova
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London W1W
WOULD YOU LIKE TO Build self-esteem and explore coping strategies in emotionally challenging situations so you can learn new ways of managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours? To develop communication skills and practise new behaviours in communicating more positively with peers, ...
020 3984 8031 View 020 3984 8031
Introduction to mindfulness Workshop
Photo of Piotr Sznicer, Psychotherapist in London, England
Hosted by Piotr Sznicer
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London SW11
020 3871 3253 View 020 3871 3253

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in London?

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.