Support Groups in England

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This group aims to support both adolescents and adults struggling with their mental health. The group is supportive, creative, innovative and is here to support YOU- so you can be the best version of you. We will share experiences with ...
Hosted by One 2 One You matter
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sutton Coldfield B76
This group aims to support both adolescents and adults struggling with their mental health. The group is supportive, creative, innovative and is here to support YOU- so you can be the best version of you. We will share experiences with ...
0121 312 1586 View 0121 312 1586
Small supportive group for those struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, addiction recovery.
Hosted by Esther Balmer
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in London SW11
Small supportive group for those struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, addiction recovery.
020 3984 9582 View 020 3984 9582
I co-run this quarterly group with Steven Eserin. This is a space where you can take time to really explore aspects of yourself at depth with the support of peers and two experienced facilitators. It is a place where you ...
Hosted by Su Orosa
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eastbourne BN22
I co-run this quarterly group with Steven Eserin. This is a space where you can take time to really explore aspects of yourself at depth with the support of peers and two experienced facilitators. It is a place where you ...
01323 921137 View 01323 921137
This Group is designed to specifically support Peoples' Mental Health. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis all aimed at helping you achieve those changes that you want in your life.
Hosted by Paramount Therapy Center Limited
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leeds LS11
This Group is designed to specifically support Peoples' Mental Health. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis all aimed at helping you achieve those changes that you want in your life.
0113 487 2354 View 0113 487 2354
Living in a fragmented society often means that we don't have a space to bring our deeply personal issues for others to hear and see us without judgement or telling us what to do. An analytic group is a space ...
Hosted by Dmitry Novikov
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London W1G
Living in a fragmented society often means that we don't have a space to bring our deeply personal issues for others to hear and see us without judgement or telling us what to do. An analytic group is a space ...
020 8049 3058 View 020 8049 3058
Reflow, is a long Covid support group for people of colour. An online group (Zoom) which can be adapted flexibly as lockdown easing progresses. The group is hoped to be a co-created space for peer supporting adults with Long Covid ...
Hosted by Horus Wellbeing Contemporary Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bristol BS5
Reflow, is a long Covid support group for people of colour. An online group (Zoom) which can be adapted flexibly as lockdown easing progresses. The group is hoped to be a co-created space for peer supporting adults with Long Covid ...
01275 402727 View 01275 402727
As a military veteran myself, I feel that I am in a very privileged and unusual position within the counselling and therapy profession. I have a personal understanding of the ethos, experiences and culture within the military. This means we ...
Hosted by Kerry Webber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bishopsteignton TQ14
As a military veteran myself, I feel that I am in a very privileged and unusual position within the counselling and therapy profession. I have a personal understanding of the ethos, experiences and culture within the military. This means we ...
01626 243099 View 01626 243099
Body image concerns are a common problem with up to 4% of the population suffering with Body Dysmorphia We run a therapeutic group, one to one therapy and a not for profit support group. We also have a family group ...
Hosted by Jennie Penkul
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brentwood CM13
Body image concerns are a common problem with up to 4% of the population suffering with Body Dysmorphia We run a therapeutic group, one to one therapy and a not for profit support group. We also have a family group ...
01277 420221 View 01277 420221
(TRE®) is a body work model that gently invites people to reconnect with their body to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma held in the body. Created by Dr. David Berceli, TRE safely activates a natural reflex ...
Hosted by Equine Enlightenment Psychological Services
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Peterborough PE3
(TRE®) is a body work model that gently invites people to reconnect with their body to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma held in the body. Created by Dr. David Berceli, TRE safely activates a natural reflex ...
07588 695348 View 07588 695348
Weekly group session providing tips and tools about how to live the 8 Wise way for better mental heath and wellbeing using the 8Wise™ approach. Attendees can identify their own mental health and wellbeing baseline needs, set goals and develop ...
Hosted by Kim Rutherford Psychotherapist - Therapeutic Coach
Psychotherapist, PsychD, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Liverpool L1
Weekly group session providing tips and tools about how to live the 8 Wise way for better mental heath and wellbeing using the 8Wise™ approach. Attendees can identify their own mental health and wellbeing baseline needs, set goals and develop ...
0151 541 3081 View 0151 541 3081
A 6-week group therapy course for the LGBTQIA+ community. Improve your mental health with mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Starts September 14, 2021 - sign-up now! https://www.joinkalda.com /course
Hosted by Zrinka Ivkovic
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in London SW6
A 6-week group therapy course for the LGBTQIA+ community. Improve your mental health with mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Starts September 14, 2021 - sign-up now! https://www.joinkalda.com /course
07479 270680 View 07479 270680
If you can’t stop eating, and you don’t know why... If you’re tired of beating yourself up for not being able to stop... Don’t feel alone...You don’t have to live in secret any more. Talk with people who understand, and ...
Hosted by Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bristol BS4
If you can’t stop eating, and you don’t know why... If you’re tired of beating yourself up for not being able to stop... Don’t feel alone...You don’t have to live in secret any more. Talk with people who understand, and ...
0117 456 2134 View 0117 456 2134
As a counsellor, group supervision offers an opportunity to grow and flourish in your practice. I offer 1 hour 1:1 work or 3 hour sessions for 3 Counsellors. An opportunity to share your professional experiences. I believe all professionals, particularly ...
Hosted by Annie Ford
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Group meets in Exeter EX5
As a counsellor, group supervision offers an opportunity to grow and flourish in your practice. I offer 1 hour 1:1 work or 3 hour sessions for 3 Counsellors. An opportunity to share your professional experiences. I believe all professionals, particularly ...
07584 336873 View 07584 336873
Group therapy starting in Totnes in September! Monday evenings 6pm - 8pm. £15 per hr. Max 8 people. Closed group. We will meet for a 12 week block. Group therapy offers a more affordable and accessible alternative to individual therapy. ...
Hosted by Bundle MacLaren Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Group meets in Totnes TQ9
Group therapy starting in Totnes in September! Monday evenings 6pm - 8pm. £15 per hr. Max 8 people. Closed group. We will meet for a 12 week block. Group therapy offers a more affordable and accessible alternative to individual therapy. ...
01803 308950 View 01803 308950
We are CBT, Mindfulness and ACT focused therapy clinic, working in London and Online. We provide therapy in English and Italian. Our specialties include: Bipolar Disorder, Stress & Anxiety disorders (Panic, GAD, OCD, HA, SA), Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome, Trauma ...
Hosted by Dr Alice Fiorica
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Group meets in London N1
We are CBT, Mindfulness and ACT focused therapy clinic, working in London and Online. We provide therapy in English and Italian. Our specialties include: Bipolar Disorder, Stress & Anxiety disorders (Panic, GAD, OCD, HA, SA), Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome, Trauma ...
020 8103 3924 View 020 8103 3924
Miscarriages are difficult. It can impact your body, your emotions and it might be a topic you want to avoid. But they're actually fairly common - in fact, one in four women will suffer from a miscarriage in their lifetime. ...
Hosted by Nea Clark
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leeds LS7
Miscarriages are difficult. It can impact your body, your emotions and it might be a topic you want to avoid. But they're actually fairly common - in fact, one in four women will suffer from a miscarriage in their lifetime. ...
0113 467 9038 View 0113 467 9038
Group size: 6 Gender: males: Cost: £20 Duration: 1.5 hours format: Share, theory, share
Hosted by Asa Sanderson Msc Ma Mbacp
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in London W1G
Group size: 6 Gender: males: Cost: £20 Duration: 1.5 hours format: Share, theory, share
020 4538 8613 View 020 4538 8613
Creative Wellbeing Online - Therapeutic arts drop-in group. I blend mindfulness with creativity for an hour of calm every first Friday of the month. Join to explore the gentle art of being present. No need for prior experience—just bring drawing ...
Hosted by Francesca Myles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Salisbury SP2
Creative Wellbeing Online - Therapeutic arts drop-in group. I blend mindfulness with creativity for an hour of calm every first Friday of the month. Join to explore the gentle art of being present. No need for prior experience—just bring drawing ...
01722 449302 View 01722 449302
This course will empower you to become the best version of yourself. It runs over four consecutive sessions via Zoom and is interactive and uses evidence-based materials and discussion. Get to know yourself and your strengths better, discover what is ...
Hosted by Mind Growth Mastery
Counsellor, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Epsom KT19
This course will empower you to become the best version of yourself. It runs over four consecutive sessions via Zoom and is interactive and uses evidence-based materials and discussion. Get to know yourself and your strengths better, discover what is ...
01372 233828 View 01372 233828
Starting September 2023. Location: Central Southend. Monthly sessions. One year commitment. £12 per session. For further details email Karen
Hosted by Karen Eves
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southend-on-Sea SS2
Starting September 2023. Location: Central Southend. Monthly sessions. One year commitment. £12 per session. For further details email Karen
01702 908315 View 01702 908315
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in England?

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.