Depression Support Groups in London

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Esther Emanuel - Group Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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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 ..."
020 3917 4304
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Group meets in:
London E18
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Evening therapy groups Islington/ Hackney
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
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"These therapy groups are run along Group Analytic lines. They provide a safe , confidential setting for addressing issues such as difficulties around relationships ,family and work, depression ,anxiety ,self esteem ,life transitions, and meaning They can be the treatment of ..."
020 3870 3387
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Group meets in:
London N1
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YANA (You Are Not Alone)
Counsellor
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"YANA is a 8 week support and development group for people struggling with anxiety. The group aims to help you feel less isolated, and find new ways dealing with the nervous feelings. It combines Mindfulness and CBT approaches to assist ..."
07481 346101
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Group meets in:
London W1U
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NeuroAffective-CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
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"Individual and couples therapy "
07479 276083
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Group meets in:
London E14
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Introduction to mindfulness Workshop
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
020 3871 3253
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Group meets in:
London SW11
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6 weeks Creative Group Psychotherapy Workshop (12h
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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"10 participants meet once a week face to face for 2 hours for 6 weeks in a row. As clients create art, people can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. This workshop ..."
020 4538 4418
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Group meets in:
London SE23
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Long Covid Support Group
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
"An online CBT therapy group for people who have Long Covid or Post-Covid Syndrome - experiencing fatigue or covid-related symptoms for more than 3 months. Sessions use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help you develop strategies to cope with ongoing fatigue, ..."
01392 321135
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Group meets in:
London W1W
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Psychotherapy Group
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
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"This is a small, longer-term therapy group for men and women of all ages. Over time, members develop a deep sense of trust in each other, which supports them in working on whatever is most difficult in their lives: personal ..."
020 3917 4341
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Group meets in:
London SW1V
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KALDA six-week course for Depression + Anxiety
Counsellor, MA
"A 6-week group therapy course for the LGBTQIA+ community. Improve your mental health with mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Starts September 14, 2021 - sign-up now! https://www.joinkalda.com /course "
07479 270680
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Group meets in:
London SW6
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Stress Management
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
020 3984 9227
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Group meets in:
London E18
Not accepting new clients
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Online Group Therapy (Monday 7.00pm)
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
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"Join me in this ONLINE group therapy where you will work alongside others (max 6) who are also on a journey of personal development and healing. Working through our issues in community helps reduce isolation. Authentic connecting accelerates growth. The ..."
07452 122682
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Group meets in:
London EC2R
Not accepting new clients
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Surviving Covid 19 group therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
"This Online group is for you if you are currently struggling to maintain social connections, feeling lonely, feeling anxious, experiencing low moods, worried about getting sick, worried about loved ones getting sick, worried about financial insecurity and employment. I welcome ..."
020 8138 0228
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Group meets in:
London SE1
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Group Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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"The aim of Group Supervision to conceptualise clinical material and apply appropriate interventions * Identification and management of transference and counter transference issues, to demonstrate and think purposefully through therapeutic issues * Awareness of ethical and professional standards * Enhanced ..."
07540 085999
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Group meets in:
London N10
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LGBT Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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Verified
"Counselling for the LGBT community. Contact 07594 970537 https://www.ca-counsellin g.co.uk "
020 3974 2381
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Group meets in:
London W1B
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Depression Support Group
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
"An online CBT therapy group for people who have depression or low mood, or feel they are experiencing burnout. Sessions use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help you develop strategies to cope with various difficulties such as lack of motivation, apathy, ..."
01392 321135
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Group meets in:
London W1W
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Improve Relationships - Heal and Grow Open Group
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
"These open the whole year group meetings take place in Forest Hill, SE London, from 7:30-9:00 PM once a week (Mon/Tue or Th) We meet once a week in a small group (10/12 participants) to understand ourselves better and improve ..."
020 4538 4418
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Group meets in:
London SE23
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Coping with Depression
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
" Depression is a mood state ranging from sadness and unhappiness to feelings of dejection and hopelessness. At their most severe these emotions are usually accompanied by high levels of pessimism with lack of hope for the future. On completion of ..."
020 3984 9227
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Group meets in:
London E18
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Mental Health Carers Support Group (ONLINE)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
"This is a small, online expert-facilitated psycho-education and support group for anyone who has caring responsibilities for a person with mental health needs. Caring for someone with a mental health condition can be emotionally and psychologically tough and can bring ..."
020 3835 2251
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Group meets in:
London E13
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Stress Management Group
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
"This group is all about introducing the concepts and techniques of CBT! I will spend each week focusing on different aspects of CBT and covering various techniques which can support people with a range of difficulties, such as low mood, ..."
07481 340001
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Group meets in:
London NW11
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Anxiety & Panic Support Group
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
"An online CBT therapy group for people who have anxiety problems, panic attacks, or feel they are experiencing burnout. Sessions use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help you develop strategies to manage stress, and learn how to overcome sleep problems and ..."
01392 321135
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Group meets in:
London W1W

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.


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