Support Groups in Somerset West

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Sexual Challanges Men's Group
Counsellor
"This support group is set up to provide continued support for men who have various challenges in the sexual aspects of their lives, ranging from thoughts, to pornography, to physical relationships. Post-therapy support is an important tool to help strengthen ..."
087 250 0616 x70 
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Group meets in:
Somerset West 7130

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Photo of Me Therapy, Counsellor in Somerset West, WC
Sexual Challanges Men's Group
Counsellor
"This support group is set up to provide continued support for men who have various challenges in the sexual aspects of their lives, ranging from thoughts, to pornography, to physical relationships. Post-therapy support is an important tool to help strengthen ..."
087 250 0616 x70 
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Group meets in:
Somerset West 7130

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