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Growing Well - Counselling & Psychotherapy

Dannie Rosenhammer, Integrative Counsellor & Therapist

MA & Dip. Counselling, MBACP

 

 

Group work can offer different things to personal one-to-one therapy. 

For example, it can help to bring out dynamics with people that affect you in everyday life, so you can explore these in a safer environment, where you can 'take risks' if you want to.

You may be able to get honest and useful feedback from others, about yourself or issues that concern you, as well as feeling supported and learning about other people's experience.  Groups may contain 4-9 members (and me as a facilitator).

I facilitate two different types of group:

  • Process or therapy groups
    Boundaries are clear and participants are not encouraged to socialise outside the group.  This helps to make the group a unique a 'safe' space to explore feelings and social interaction.  Membership will ideally contain a mixed sex and age range, and focus will be on the interactions and reactions between the people in the room rather than external events.
     
  • Support groups
    These are more informal groups where people can share experiences, bond and exchange support, often around a particular issue, e.g. anxiety or past abuse.  This includes women's and men's groups.

Another advantage of group therapy is that it tends to be more affordable.  Group sessions are £20 for 1.5 or 2 hours.  Some concessionary places may be available for those on benefits/out of work. 

I am looking to set up a process / therapy group.  If you are interested in joining a group, please contact me.