"This is an online group for people of colour who have experienced abandonment, neglect, emotional abuse, racial abuse, bullying and rejection during childhood. Together, we will aim to heal your inner child and help you find inner peace. This will ..."
"A 12-week online program (one-to-one and group) designed to help you improve your relationship with your ex-partner so you can see more of your child / children. Conflict over kids can rapidly escalate after separation and create years of expensive ..."
"This group is for women who are going through divorce, separation, end of relationship. For women who are having painful feelings of loss over romantic relationship that ended a long time ago. Or for women who are involved in unhealthy ..."
"Course Overview - What is stress? Facts and figures about stress in the workplace What causes stress? How stress can affect your health Signs and Symptoms of stress Stress self-assessment questionnaire Strategies for managing pressure and reducing stress: Prevention techniques ..."
"An 8-week programme aimed at people who would like to discuss issues related to their bereavement such as issues around the death, emotional well-being, strategies for coping, practicalities, etc. Each session lasts for an hour with a maximum of 8 ..."
"Group therapy is a useful way for people who share a common problem to get support and advice from each other. Groups usually consist of up to eight individuals along with a therapist. Currently Coping Strategy groups focusing on how ..."
"The initial sessions of the group is focused on creating safety for all participants and building group connection. We will address some key issues survivors may struggle with and participants will be offered tools to support their recovery at their ..."
"Identifying the main individual anxiety, psycho-education around anxiety and exploring how it physically presents for them. Learning relaxation techniques, mindfulness, coping strategies for a panic attack, using CBT tools to combat anxious thoughts and changing their thought patterns to more ..."
"This course uses yoga movement and breathing techniques to focus on working with emotions and mental health in the body. Each week we will focus on a different theme, and this will be interwoven into the practice of yoga shapes ..."
"Sessions are an open, secure and welcoming space to speak freely about your feeling, thought and life experiences. Sessions are focused on learning new coping skills/ changing patterns of behaviours. The minimum commitment is twice a month. Wednesdays from 6 ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
South Croydon 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 South Croydon 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 South Croydon 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 South Croydon 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 South Croydon 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.