Support Groups in Belfast

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Pelna Chata
Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS
Verified
"Pelna Chata jest projektem pomocowym skierowanym do Polonii w Irlandii Polnocnej. Jest to swietlica gdzie osoby dorosle moga przyjsc, porozmawiac, wspolnie spedzic czas oraz otrzymac wsparcie. "
028 9163 8320 
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Group meets in:
Belfast BT7
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Reflective Practice Early Career Psychologists
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"The aims of the group are to enable participants to reflect on professional experiences of working with people who may be vulnerable and marginalised. Potential group members may be working in an applied healthcare setting in roles such as Assistant ..."
028 3829 8068 
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Group meets in:
Belfast BT6
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Afterthoughts Counselling and Training Limited
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"I lead this counselling organisation and provide training programs and CPD "
 
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Group meets in:
Belfast BT4

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Photo of Psychology and Counselling Centre, Psychologist in Belfast, NIR
Pelna Chata
Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS
Verified
"Pelna Chata jest projektem pomocowym skierowanym do Polonii w Irlandii Polnocnej. Jest to swietlica gdzie osoby dorosle moga przyjsc, porozmawiac, wspolnie spedzic czas oraz otrzymac wsparcie. "
028 9163 8320 
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Group meets in:
Belfast BT7
Photo of Carol Guinan, Psychologist in Belfast, NIR
Reflective Practice Early Career Psychologists
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"The aims of the group are to enable participants to reflect on professional experiences of working with people who may be vulnerable and marginalised. Potential group members may be working in an applied healthcare setting in roles such as Assistant ..."
028 3829 8068 
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Group meets in:
Belfast BT6
Photo of Anne Marie McKinley, Psychotherapist in Belfast, NIR
Afterthoughts Counselling and Training Limited
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
"I lead this counselling organisation and provide training programs and CPD "
 
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Group meets in:
Belfast BT4
Photo of Rosa Stevens, Counsellor in Belfast, NIR
Reset your Personal boundaries
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
"Reset your personal boundaries workshop will focus on building tools to ensuring relationships are mutually respectful, supportive and caring. Build awareness on how others leave you feeling. Build confidence to saying yes to yourself. Explore the 'Five Things' Method. How ..."
028 9692 8101 
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Group meets in:
Holywood BT18
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Reset Yourself From anxiety
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
"Do you feel on edge or like you constantly have something to do? Is it difficult to stop checking emails or social media for 24 hours, because you feel like you're missing something important? Do you often feel like you ..."
028 9692 8101 
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Group meets in:
Holywood BT18

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