Support Groups in Westcliff-on-Sea

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New Life Therapy
Psychotherapist, MHGI
"New Life Therapy is a private counselling practice located in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Tanya Lee and Russell McKenzie are experienced counsellors specialising in highly effective treatment for PTSD, trauma, depression and anxiety. Our approach is down to earth, jargon and label ..."
01702 680187 
Group meets in:
Leigh-on-Sea SS9
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Persistent Pain Management
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
"Online group to help those struggling to adjust to life with persistent pain. "
01268 439928 
Group meets in:
Benfleet SS7
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Trauma Therapy Group
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
"Trauma is uniquely painful, but connecting with others with similar experiences can help to heal and recover. Our face-to-face and online Trauma Therapy Groups can help to feel safer: Safer from flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance, negative thoughts, shame, suicidal thoughts or ..."
01702 967374 
Group meets in:
Rochford SS4
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Thoughts workshop
Counsellor, MBACP
"Monthly Thought's Workshop held in Leigh on Sea. This two hour workshop consists of experiential exercises to increase awareness of your thought patterns and how they are impacting on your life. Awareness is the first step in making desired changes ..."
Group meets in:
Leigh-on-Sea SS9

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Westcliff-on-Sea 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 Westcliff-on-Sea 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 Westcliff-on-Sea 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 Westcliff-on-Sea 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 Westcliff-on-Sea 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.