Host: Mrs Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Group meets in:
Southampton SO14
"This group is for people who are living with Fibromyalgia and who prefer to live life to the fullest, despite the daily difficulties we encounter. "
023 8214 8308
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Southampton SO14
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"This group is for people who are living with Fibromyalgia and who prefer to live life to the fullest, despite the daily difficulties we encounter. "
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Host: Mrs Doris Prugel-Bennett, MSc
Group meets in:
Southampton SO16
"The small group consists of up to nine members and meets on a weekly basis. The group is developing a safe and strictly confidential space and is supportive of each other. We work with action based methods. Those help the ..."
023 8235 3274
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Southampton SO16
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"The small group consists of up to nine members and meets on a weekly basis. The group is developing a safe and strictly confidential space and is supportive of each other. We work with action based methods. Those help the ..."
Host: Ms Sarah Dosanjh, MSc
Group meets in:
Southampton SO16
"**Ignore location this group is online** Binge eating thrives in isolation. During these times of social distancing you may be struggling more than ever with your relationship with food. The aim of the group is to bring together people who ..."
020 3637 8042
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"**Ignore location this group is online** Binge eating thrives in isolation. During these times of social distancing you may be struggling more than ever with your relationship with food. The aim of the group is to bring together people who ..."

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