Brighton and Hove Psychotherapy will be starting a small therapeutic group on 15th January 2015.
Group therapy offers an effective and dynamic way of using psychotherapy to work on issues such as social anxiety, relationships, sense of loneliness and isolation, family issues and low self-esteem, amongst many others. In therapeutic groups individuals have the opportunity of working towards improving patterns of relating to self and others, in a safe and reflective environment with other like-minded people. Therapeutic groups can be healing and foster growth through:
- Sharing difficult feelings and experiences with others
- Gaining feedback from others
- The recreation of past patterns that can be safely worked through
- Practising and experimenting with new behaviours and ways of being
- Receiving constructive therapeutic interventions from the group psychotherapist
You do not need to have experienced long-term psychotherapy to join the group; merely a capacity for reflection, an interest in self-development and in other people, and a commitment to attend weekly.
A prerequisite for attending is an assessment interview with the group facilitator and a minimum of three individual psychotherapy sessions prior to joining.