Support Groups in Winchester

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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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.
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.
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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 ...
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 ...
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A group for people wanting to explore life transitions such as menopause and children leaving home
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
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Group Therapy can provide us with the space, support and opportunity to reflect and grow, gaining insight and awareness that can be helpful in everyday life and the issues we can face. The group will meet weekly on a Tuesday ...
Hosted by Nathan Bryce
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eastleigh SO53
Group Therapy can provide us with the space, support and opportunity to reflect and grow, gaining insight and awareness that can be helpful in everyday life and the issues we can face. The group will meet weekly on a Tuesday ...
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Group to support those experiencing life transitions such as children leaving home and menopause.
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

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Winchester?

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.