Support Groups in Western Cape

View cities and districts in Western Cape
Photo of Newlands Therapy Centre, Psychologist in Western Cape
Adoptive Parent Support Group
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"Explore issues that are relevant to being a prospective or current adoptive parent with the professional support of an experienced psychologist. Share your concerns in a safe space with people on the same path as you. Topics include: Deciding to ..."
087 250 0160 x84 
View
Group meets in:
Newlands 7700
Photo of Me Therapy, Counsellor in Western Cape
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 
View
Group meets in:
Somerset West 7130
Photo of R James Psychology, Psychologist in Western Cape
Parenting Skills
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"Assisting parents to cope with the various developmental stages of children from infancy to early and middle childhood as well as the adolescent years. "
087 250 0782 x87 
View
Group meets in:
Plumstead 7801
Photo of Lynn Valerie Dunstan, Psychologist in Western Cape
Personal Growth through Creativity
Psychologist, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
"Personal Growth through Creativity begins in 2022. This is a monthly, in-person, closed small-group process that aims to explore personal growth and develop insight creatively, using collage, paints and other creative media, within a safe and confidential setting. The group ..."
087 250 0616 x43 
View
Group meets in:
Somerset West 7130
Photo of Reach2Root Trauma Counseling in Western Cape
Trauma (ThinC-19)
PhD
"Weekly meetings, coaching and group therapy. For complex and compound sedentary and traumas, conflict and psycho-legal advice "
087 250 0513 x74 
View
Group meets in:
Mossel Bay 6506
087 250 2219 x93 
View
Group meets in:
Kraaifontein 7570
Photo of Marlize Slabbert, Psychologist in Western Cape
Breast Cancer Support Group
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"I facilitate a monthly support group meeting for women who have or who have had breast cancer at the Panorama Centre for Surgical Oncology. Guest speakers discuss relevant topics. During lockdown meetings are held via Google Meet. Contact my PA, ..."
087 250 0162 x98 
View
Group meets in:
Durbanville 7550
Photo of Cape Town Psychologists, Psychologist in Western Cape
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"WHAT IS DBT? DBT is a well-researched (27 years) and evidenced-based therapy (it has been shown to work!) for individuals who experience extreme and intense emotions. The emphasis of DBT sessions is on learning skills to handle emotional trauma. COST: ..."
087 250 0513 x99 
View
Group meets in:
Sea Point 8005
Photo of Nondumiso Gqomfa, Psychologist in Western Cape
Recovering from Trauma
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
"If you've survived any traumatic situation and want to work through the experience with other people who have similar experiences, this is a group for you! "
087 250 2837 x56 
View
Group meets in:
Pinelands 7405
Photo of Charlotte von Fritschen in Western Cape
Music Therapy
Verified
"Weekly group meetings focus on exploration of joint music-making also known as improvisation. Improvisation helps us to practise 'presence' and being in the moment where we may experience joy and connection with others. Particularly helpful for those who struggle with ..."
087 250 0049 x32 
View
Group meets in:
Wilderness 6538
Photo of Veritaseducare.co.za, Counsellor in Western Cape
Educology
Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, PsySSA Counsellor
Verified
"Educators Wellness Program is an education-based intervention program designed to create Mental Health Awareness amongst educators and implement an officially endorsed Mental Health Policy at schools. Join our Virtual Educators Wellness Program Today! "
087 250 0782 x47 
View
Group meets in:
Bloubergstrand 7436
Photo of Thomas Geffen Psychologist, Psychologist in Western Cape
Parent Connect
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
"Across South Africa, many parents are struggling with the demands of being a full-time parent, teacher, entertainer, cook and cleaner. Our group aims to connect parents, as a way to bring solidarity in this COVID-19 pandemic. Connecting online provides a ..."
087 250 0412 x44 
View
Group meets in:
Mowbray 7700
Photo of Veritaseducare.co.za, Counsellor in Western Cape
Sacred Journey - Online Postpartum Support Group
Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, PsySSA Counsellor
Verified
"JOIN US FOR A ONLINE POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP. COME SHARE, LAUGH AND DISCOVER WITH US. COST: R600 FOR 6 WEEKS 1HOUR & 30MIN A WEEK FACILITATED BY YOUR MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST. FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT: 0828437247 OR EMAIL INFO@VERITASEDUCARE.CO.ZA "
087 250 0782 x47 
View
Group meets in:
Bloubergstrand 7436
Photo of Frances Ward, Counsellor in Western Cape
Stress Management: finding resilience workshops
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
"A 2 hr workshop which includes pyschoeducation about stress and trauma. Thereafter participants will learn three stress relief tools- which can be practised at home. This workshop can be hosted for school teachers, for staff wellness, corporates or for any ..."
087 250 2389 x57 
View
Group meets in:
Capri 7975

See more therapy options for Western Cape

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