Support Groups in Southampton

Life transitions
A group for people wanting to explore life transitions such as menopause and children leaving home
Photo of Nicki Wisbey, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Nicki Wisbey
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO17
A group for people wanting to explore life transitions such as menopause and children leaving home
01489 662958 View 01489 662958
Southampton Psychodrama Group - spaces available
The group consists of up to nine members and meets weekly. It offers a safe, confidential and supportive space. We work with verbal and non-verbal methods to explore individuals' and the group's process. Southampton Psychodrama Group offers a reflective, explorative ...
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Hosted by Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO16
The group consists of up to nine members and meets weekly. It offers a safe, confidential and supportive space. We work with verbal and non-verbal methods to explore individuals' and the group's process. Southampton Psychodrama Group offers a reflective, explorative ...
023 8235 3274 View 023 8235 3274
Fibro Friends Southampton
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. Of course we will be looking at self-care practises, trauma informed bodywork (even if your ...
Photo of Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Hosted by Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
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. Of course we will be looking at self-care practises, trauma informed bodywork (even if your ...
023 8214 8308 View 023 8214 8308
Southampton Counselling Practice
We are a small team of independent therapists working together to provide high-quality, open-ended counselling that is accessible and affordable. We work both in-person and remotely from our therapy space in Ocean Village, Southampton. You can find our website at ...
Photo of Tom Bulpit, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Tom Bulpit
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO14
We are a small team of independent therapists working together to provide high-quality, open-ended counselling that is accessible and affordable. We work both in-person and remotely from our therapy space in Ocean Village, Southampton. You can find our website at ...
023 9431 1649 View 023 9431 1649
Menopause & Perimenopause
Are you currently going through the Menopause or Perimenopause? And would you benefit from speaking to experts as well as others who are going through the same thing? We are setting up a 12 week program/workshop, with ongoing peer support ...
Photo of Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Hosted by Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO14
Are you currently going through the Menopause or Perimenopause? And would you benefit from speaking to experts as well as others who are going through the same thing? We are setting up a 12 week program/workshop, with ongoing peer support ...
023 8214 8308 View 023 8214 8308
Support group
Group to support those experiencing life transitions such as children leaving home and menopause.
Photo of Nicki Wisbey, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Nicki Wisbey
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO17
Group to support those experiencing life transitions such as children leaving home and menopause.
01489 662958 View 01489 662958
Parenting & Step-Parenting
Do you differ of opinion on how the children should be raised and/or treated? Do you feel like the third wheel? Do you miss your partner? Or are your children ruling the roost and you feel out of control? This ...
Photo of Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Hosted by Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO14
Do you differ of opinion on how the children should be raised and/or treated? Do you feel like the third wheel? Do you miss your partner? Or are your children ruling the roost and you feel out of control? This ...
023 8214 8308 View 023 8214 8308
Online Binge Eating Group
**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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Hosted by The Binge Eating Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
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 View 020 3637 8042

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Life transitions
A group for people wanting to explore life transitions such as menopause and children leaving home
Photo of Nicki Wisbey, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Nicki Wisbey
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO17
A group for people wanting to explore life transitions such as menopause and children leaving home
01489 662958 View 01489 662958
Southampton Psychodrama Group - spaces available
The group consists of up to nine members and meets weekly. It offers a safe, confidential and supportive space. We work with verbal and non-verbal methods to explore individuals' and the group's process. Southampton Psychodrama Group offers a reflective, explorative ...
Photo of Doris Prugel-Bennett, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO16
The group consists of up to nine members and meets weekly. It offers a safe, confidential and supportive space. We work with verbal and non-verbal methods to explore individuals' and the group's process. Southampton Psychodrama Group offers a reflective, explorative ...
023 8235 3274 View 023 8235 3274
Fibro Friends Southampton
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. Of course we will be looking at self-care practises, trauma informed bodywork (even if your ...
Photo of Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Hosted by Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
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. Of course we will be looking at self-care practises, trauma informed bodywork (even if your ...
023 8214 8308 View 023 8214 8308
Southampton Counselling Practice
We are a small team of independent therapists working together to provide high-quality, open-ended counselling that is accessible and affordable. We work both in-person and remotely from our therapy space in Ocean Village, Southampton. You can find our website at ...
Photo of Tom Bulpit, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Tom Bulpit
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO14
We are a small team of independent therapists working together to provide high-quality, open-ended counselling that is accessible and affordable. We work both in-person and remotely from our therapy space in Ocean Village, Southampton. You can find our website at ...
023 9431 1649 View 023 9431 1649
Menopause & Perimenopause
Are you currently going through the Menopause or Perimenopause? And would you benefit from speaking to experts as well as others who are going through the same thing? We are setting up a 12 week program/workshop, with ongoing peer support ...
Photo of Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Hosted by Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO14
Are you currently going through the Menopause or Perimenopause? And would you benefit from speaking to experts as well as others who are going through the same thing? We are setting up a 12 week program/workshop, with ongoing peer support ...
023 8214 8308 View 023 8214 8308
Support group
Group to support those experiencing life transitions such as children leaving home and menopause.
Photo of Nicki Wisbey, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Nicki Wisbey
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO17
Group to support those experiencing life transitions such as children leaving home and menopause.
01489 662958 View 01489 662958
Parenting & Step-Parenting
Do you differ of opinion on how the children should be raised and/or treated? Do you feel like the third wheel? Do you miss your partner? Or are your children ruling the roost and you feel out of control? This ...
Photo of Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Hosted by Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southampton SO14
Do you differ of opinion on how the children should be raised and/or treated? Do you feel like the third wheel? Do you miss your partner? Or are your children ruling the roost and you feel out of control? This ...
023 8214 8308 View 023 8214 8308
Online Binge Eating Group
**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 ...
Photo of The Binge Eating Therapist, Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Hosted by The Binge Eating Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
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 View 020 3637 8042
Study skills and stress management for students
Based on principles of applied memory and clinical psychology, this two-hour course introduces study and revision techniques, explores how study can be made more effective, and teaches stress management techniques to help manage exam and life stress.
Photo of Dr Pat Gwyer, Psychologist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Dr Pat Gwyer
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eastleigh SO50
Based on principles of applied memory and clinical psychology, this two-hour course introduces study and revision techniques, explores how study can be made more effective, and teaches stress management techniques to help manage exam and life stress.
023 8254 4113 View 023 8254 4113
Families affected by substance misuse
I offer family work for those affected by a loved one addcition. I help families understand addiction and how cope effectivly: I also speacilise with families building bridges with those in active addiction. I am able to offer a tailored ...
Photo of Kingsgate Counselling, Counsellor in Southampton, England
Hosted by Kingsgate Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in Winchester SO23
I offer family work for those affected by a loved one addcition. I help families understand addiction and how cope effectivly: I also speacilise with families building bridges with those in active addiction. I am able to offer a tailored ...
01962 673480 View 01962 673480
Smarter-life-Growth
Based on Schema Therapy and DBT, this 3rd wave CBT informed group focuses on helping people increase their personal insight and awareness into their behaviours and relationships with others. It teaches people a number of practical skills and techniques to ...
Photo of Dr Pat Gwyer, Psychologist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Dr Pat Gwyer
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eastleigh SO50
Based on Schema Therapy and DBT, this 3rd wave CBT informed group focuses on helping people increase their personal insight and awareness into their behaviours and relationships with others. It teaches people a number of practical skills and techniques to ...
023 8254 4113 View 023 8254 4113
Trauma Recovery Group
In addition to offering individual therapy, I also offer group sessions at a reduced cost. This group is for individuals with a lived experience of trauma, working towards recovery. Potential group members will need to attend an initial individual session ...
Photo of Winchester Trauma Counselling (Lori Hedges), Psychotherapist in Southampton, England
Hosted by Winchester Trauma Counselling (Lori Hedges)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Winchester SO23
In addition to offering individual therapy, I also offer group sessions at a reduced cost. This group is for individuals with a lived experience of trauma, working towards recovery. Potential group members will need to attend an initial individual session ...
01962 392296 View 01962 392296

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Southampton?

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.