Support Groups in Swanscombe

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Photo of Jemma Wilkinson, Counsellor in Swanscombe, ENG
Lgbtqia+ Therapists
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
"A group of specialist therapists working purely with the LGBTQIA+ community "
07480 736198 
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Group meets in:
Longfield DA3
Photo of Deri Hughes, Psychotherapist in Swanscombe, ENG
Men's Support Group
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
"This group offers men who are finding life difficult to cope with a therapeutic environment in which to receive support and therapeutic help. "
01634 968852 
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Group meets in:
Rochester ME1
Photo of Jackie Meyer, Counsellor in Swanscombe, ENG
Supervision Group
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
"I offer one to one and group supervision for counsellors and trainee counsellors. There are no more than 4 in the group, adhering to ethical guidelines of the BACP. Supervision is supporting counselling to work ethically being aware of any ..."
01708 983495 
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Group meets in:
Hornchurch RM11
Photo of Lorraine Alison Faisal, Counsellor in Swanscombe, ENG
Prescription to Socialise
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
01708 983522 
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Group meets in:
Rainham RM13

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