Support Groups in Edinburgh

Sleep Co
Do any of these sound familiar? Are you or your child: + Struggling to sleep through the night + Having difficulty falling asleep at bedtime + Only able to sleep in your bed. + Waking often during the night. + ...
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Hosted by Let Me Sleep
PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH12
Do any of these sound familiar? Are you or your child: + Struggling to sleep through the night + Having difficulty falling asleep at bedtime + Only able to sleep in your bed. + Waking often during the night. + ...
0131 510 2079 View 0131 510 2079
Reflections Therapy Centre
Reflections Therapy Centre is a counselling service based in Edinburgh. Due to the pandemic, Reflections Therapy Centre therapists offer online counselling sessions.
Photo of Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH3
Reflections Therapy Centre is a counselling service based in Edinburgh. Due to the pandemic, Reflections Therapy Centre therapists offer online counselling sessions.
0131 510 1868 View 0131 510 1868
mind-counselling.co.uk
I currently have a private office in the Southside of Edinburgh where I consult and provide psychoeducational talks free of charge.
Photo of Maristela Lima-Napier, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Maristela Lima-Napier
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH10
I currently have a private office in the Southside of Edinburgh where I consult and provide psychoeducational talks free of charge.
07593 342528 View 07593 342528
Space for the Soul weekly class
Space for the soul weekly class incorporates therapeutic mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, powerful affirmations, journaling and other tools for self care and personal growth. It is a chance to make space for yourself and what really matters in life. This ...
Photo of Space for the Soul, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Space for the Soul
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH1
Space for the soul weekly class incorporates therapeutic mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, powerful affirmations, journaling and other tools for self care and personal growth. It is a chance to make space for yourself and what really matters in life. This ...
0131 322 1536 View 0131 322 1536
Supervision Group - online or in person
Group supervision can be a great learning experience and really rewarding, through sharing and receiving feedback. It's important for the group to be professionally facilitated with sensitivity and care, making sure each participant gets space to bring their client work ...
Photo of Lynn Artesse, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Lynn Artesse
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH1
Group supervision can be a great learning experience and really rewarding, through sharing and receiving feedback. It's important for the group to be professionally facilitated with sensitivity and care, making sure each participant gets space to bring their client work ...
0131 510 3667 View 0131 510 3667
Loss and Grief Group https://shorturl.at/fuJ46
Loss is part of living so eventually we all experience it. Examples of loss that may have affected you include: end of a significant relationship, including a friendship, the death of someone close to you, the loss of your good ...
Photo of Mengyao Yuan, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Mengyao Yuan
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH12
Loss is part of living so eventually we all experience it. Examples of loss that may have affected you include: end of a significant relationship, including a friendship, the death of someone close to you, the loss of your good ...
0131 510 3423 View 0131 510 3423
Online Support Groups For Therapists
I run online, ongoing groups for therapists. Get in touch if you'd like to join a new cohort. Groups meet twice monthly for 1.5 hours. If you are looking for a space to connect with other people who get it, ...
Photo of Taylor Broughton, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Taylor Broughton
Psychotherapist, MA, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH2
I run online, ongoing groups for therapists. Get in touch if you'd like to join a new cohort. Groups meet twice monthly for 1.5 hours. If you are looking for a space to connect with other people who get it, ...
0131 381 8529 View 0131 381 8529
Mindfulness and Awakening
This class incorporates therapeutic mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, powerful affirmations and other tools for self care and personal growth. It is a chance to make space for yourself and what really matters in life. You will learn tools for ...
Photo of Space for the Soul, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Space for the Soul
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH1
This class incorporates therapeutic mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, powerful affirmations and other tools for self care and personal growth. It is a chance to make space for yourself and what really matters in life. You will learn tools for ...
0131 322 1536 View 0131 322 1536
A M E Counselling & Psychotherapy
A M E Counselling & Psychotherapy is the name of my private practice, based in Edinburgh City Centre.
Photo of Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH3
A M E Counselling & Psychotherapy is the name of my private practice, based in Edinburgh City Centre.
0131 510 1868 View 0131 510 1868
Weekly Group
There can be a great benefit to sharing difficult and painful life experiences with others. The feeling of being heard in therapy can be liberating, empowering and lead to feeling less isolated. The group experience enables this to take place ...
Photo of Gary Smith, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Gary Smith
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH6
There can be a great benefit to sharing difficult and painful life experiences with others. The feeling of being heard in therapy can be liberating, empowering and lead to feeling less isolated. The group experience enables this to take place ...
0131 381 8214 View 0131 381 8214

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Sleep Co
Do any of these sound familiar? Are you or your child: + Struggling to sleep through the night + Having difficulty falling asleep at bedtime + Only able to sleep in your bed. + Waking often during the night. + ...
Photo of Let Me Sleep in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Let Me Sleep
PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH12
Do any of these sound familiar? Are you or your child: + Struggling to sleep through the night + Having difficulty falling asleep at bedtime + Only able to sleep in your bed. + Waking often during the night. + ...
0131 510 2079 View 0131 510 2079
Reflections Therapy Centre
Reflections Therapy Centre is a counselling service based in Edinburgh. Due to the pandemic, Reflections Therapy Centre therapists offer online counselling sessions.
Photo of Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH3
Reflections Therapy Centre is a counselling service based in Edinburgh. Due to the pandemic, Reflections Therapy Centre therapists offer online counselling sessions.
0131 510 1868 View 0131 510 1868
mind-counselling.co.uk
I currently have a private office in the Southside of Edinburgh where I consult and provide psychoeducational talks free of charge.
Photo of Maristela Lima-Napier, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Maristela Lima-Napier
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH10
I currently have a private office in the Southside of Edinburgh where I consult and provide psychoeducational talks free of charge.
07593 342528 View 07593 342528
Space for the Soul weekly class
Space for the soul weekly class incorporates therapeutic mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, powerful affirmations, journaling and other tools for self care and personal growth. It is a chance to make space for yourself and what really matters in life. This ...
Photo of Space for the Soul, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Space for the Soul
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH1
Space for the soul weekly class incorporates therapeutic mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, powerful affirmations, journaling and other tools for self care and personal growth. It is a chance to make space for yourself and what really matters in life. This ...
0131 322 1536 View 0131 322 1536
Supervision Group - online or in person
Group supervision can be a great learning experience and really rewarding, through sharing and receiving feedback. It's important for the group to be professionally facilitated with sensitivity and care, making sure each participant gets space to bring their client work ...
Photo of Lynn Artesse, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Lynn Artesse
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH1
Group supervision can be a great learning experience and really rewarding, through sharing and receiving feedback. It's important for the group to be professionally facilitated with sensitivity and care, making sure each participant gets space to bring their client work ...
0131 510 3667 View 0131 510 3667
Loss and Grief Group https://shorturl.at/fuJ46
Loss is part of living so eventually we all experience it. Examples of loss that may have affected you include: end of a significant relationship, including a friendship, the death of someone close to you, the loss of your good ...
Photo of Mengyao Yuan, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Mengyao Yuan
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH12
Loss is part of living so eventually we all experience it. Examples of loss that may have affected you include: end of a significant relationship, including a friendship, the death of someone close to you, the loss of your good ...
0131 510 3423 View 0131 510 3423
Online Support Groups For Therapists
I run online, ongoing groups for therapists. Get in touch if you'd like to join a new cohort. Groups meet twice monthly for 1.5 hours. If you are looking for a space to connect with other people who get it, ...
Photo of Taylor Broughton, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Taylor Broughton
Psychotherapist, MA, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH2
I run online, ongoing groups for therapists. Get in touch if you'd like to join a new cohort. Groups meet twice monthly for 1.5 hours. If you are looking for a space to connect with other people who get it, ...
0131 381 8529 View 0131 381 8529
Mindfulness and Awakening
This class incorporates therapeutic mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, powerful affirmations and other tools for self care and personal growth. It is a chance to make space for yourself and what really matters in life. You will learn tools for ...
Photo of Space for the Soul, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Space for the Soul
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH1
This class incorporates therapeutic mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, powerful affirmations and other tools for self care and personal growth. It is a chance to make space for yourself and what really matters in life. You will learn tools for ...
0131 322 1536 View 0131 322 1536
A M E Counselling & Psychotherapy
A M E Counselling & Psychotherapy is the name of my private practice, based in Edinburgh City Centre.
Photo of Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH3
A M E Counselling & Psychotherapy is the name of my private practice, based in Edinburgh City Centre.
0131 510 1868 View 0131 510 1868
Weekly Group
There can be a great benefit to sharing difficult and painful life experiences with others. The feeling of being heard in therapy can be liberating, empowering and lead to feeling less isolated. The group experience enables this to take place ...
Photo of Gary Smith, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Gary Smith
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edinburgh EH6
There can be a great benefit to sharing difficult and painful life experiences with others. The feeling of being heard in therapy can be liberating, empowering and lead to feeling less isolated. The group experience enables this to take place ...
0131 381 8214 View 0131 381 8214

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Edinburgh?

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.