Support Groups in Warrington

Talking Therapies
A professional counselling services for individuals, couples and families. Governed by the Code of Ethics of the BACP. Providing supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors. A safe, non-judgmental environment where your feelings and emotions can be expressed and explored in ...
Hosted by Julie Ashworth
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warrington WA3
A professional counselling services for individuals, couples and families. Governed by the Code of Ethics of the BACP. Providing supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors. A safe, non-judgmental environment where your feelings and emotions can be expressed and explored in ...
01925 938944 View 01925 938944

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Talking Therapies
A professional counselling services for individuals, couples and families. Governed by the Code of Ethics of the BACP. Providing supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors. A safe, non-judgmental environment where your feelings and emotions can be expressed and explored in ...
Hosted by Julie Ashworth
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warrington WA3
A professional counselling services for individuals, couples and families. Governed by the Code of Ethics of the BACP. Providing supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors. A safe, non-judgmental environment where your feelings and emotions can be expressed and explored in ...
01925 938944 View 01925 938944
LifeBEAT: Life Beyond Effect of Adversity & Trauma
We launched our complex trauma programme, LifeBEAT, in Autumn 2021. It supports people who've been through adversity or trauma in their lives - particularly involving relationships, who may need a more support than talking therapies alone. Many people benefit from ...
Hosted by Beyond Barriers Therapy Services
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Altrincham WA14
We launched our complex trauma programme, LifeBEAT, in Autumn 2021. It supports people who've been through adversity or trauma in their lives - particularly involving relationships, who may need a more support than talking therapies alone. Many people benefit from ...
07723 490322 View 07723 490322
Everyday Mindfulness - 6 week course
Looking for some peace from the stress, worry, and the exhausting pedalling that so many of us are juggling in modern life? Curious about mindfulness, but turned off by the ideas of sitting and meditating? We might have the thing ...
Hosted by Beyond Barriers Therapy Services
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Altrincham WA14
Looking for some peace from the stress, worry, and the exhausting pedalling that so many of us are juggling in modern life? Curious about mindfulness, but turned off by the ideas of sitting and meditating? We might have the thing ...
07723 490322 View 07723 490322
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Myself and my colleague, Dr Frances Chaisty are beginning an 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy group in Altrincham on the 24th of September 2024. We will be sharing with you the core principles of Mindfulness, such as patience, trust, ...
Hosted by Josie Ann Sensier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Altrincham WA14
Myself and my colleague, Dr Frances Chaisty are beginning an 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy group in Altrincham on the 24th of September 2024. We will be sharing with you the core principles of Mindfulness, such as patience, trust, ...
0161 524 3591 View 0161 524 3591
Staff Support workshops
Are your staff struggling with impact of Covid? Or do they work with people with complex needs or trauma? We offer specialist Staff-wellbeing interventions to a range of organisations. They are facilitated by a trained psychologist and can be tailored ...
Hosted by Beyond Barriers Therapy Services
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Altrincham WA14
Are your staff struggling with impact of Covid? Or do they work with people with complex needs or trauma? We offer specialist Staff-wellbeing interventions to a range of organisations. They are facilitated by a trained psychologist and can be tailored ...
07723 490322 View 07723 490322
Creative Dreamers
Are you interested in dreams? Would you like to explore you dreams in the company of others? I offer an online dream sharing group, primarily for people who are currently or have previously been in individual therapy with me. Dream ...
Hosted by Karen Nolan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Wigan WN3
Are you interested in dreams? Would you like to explore you dreams in the company of others? I offer an online dream sharing group, primarily for people who are currently or have previously been in individual therapy with me. Dream ...
0161 850 4082 View 0161 850 4082
Living with overwhelming emotions
I'm in the process of creating therapeutic groups based on a model of reducing shame and self-criticism, and increasing self-compassion and kindness ?? I will be using a Compassion Focused Therapy approach. Please see my website for updates ??
Hosted by Dr Heather Boland
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Helens WA10
I'm in the process of creating therapeutic groups based on a model of reducing shame and self-criticism, and increasing self-compassion and kindness ?? I will be using a Compassion Focused Therapy approach. Please see my website for updates ??
01983 219162 View 01983 219162
Parenting without the guilt
I'm in the process of creating therapeutic groups based on a model of reducing shame and self-criticism, and increasing self-compassion and kindness ?? I will be using a Compassion Focused Therapy approach. Please see my website for updates ??
Hosted by Dr Heather Boland
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Helens WA10
I'm in the process of creating therapeutic groups based on a model of reducing shame and self-criticism, and increasing self-compassion and kindness ?? I will be using a Compassion Focused Therapy approach. Please see my website for updates ??
01983 219162 View 01983 219162

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Warrington?

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.