Support Groups in West Sussex

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Inspire Teams Company Well-Being Membership
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"This is the biggest shake up in workplaces we have experienced in our life time. I have launched a membership platform for companies to help with this. Linking up with affiliate companies I can offer a bespoke workplace wellbeing solution ..."
01273 076765 
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Group meets in:
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
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Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"I am a qualified supervisor, with a PgDip. in Integrative Supervision. I offer individual and group supervision to students, qualified counsellors / psychotherapists and health professionals. My supervision groups are for a maximum of 6 supervisees per group, so that ..."
01243 957318 
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Group meets in:
Bognor Regis PO21
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Supervision Group
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor and I offer Clinical Supervision to qualified counsellors, student counsellors and health care professionals, both individually and in groups. Groups are usually with 4-6 supervisees and can be arranged by individually and by groups, ..."
01243 957318 
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Group meets in:
Chichester PO19

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