Are There Any Counselling Therapy Groups in Plymouth?
If you are looking for support from individuals who are experiencing similar issues, group counselling sessions can prove extremely beneficial. Many people attending our group therapy sessions in Plymouth tell us that they feel a huge sense of relief when they hear that other people are experiencing similar issues to themselves.
If you aren’t quite ready to speak within a group counselling situation, then sitting and listening to the stories of others can provide huge benefits to your mental health. Our group counselling sessions in Plymouth meet once or twice a week and run for 90minutes-2 hours. How much people want to divulge is entirely up to the individual, but there is the security that whatever is said in group, stays in group.
We currently run an adult women’s therapy group which focuses on domestic abuse, and we also run a young person’s therapy group. These therapy groups run for 10 weeks and are made up of 2hourly weekly sessions. They are currently run online via video call, but will hopefully be in person again soon once the government announces its release plans.
Counselling is Beneficial
Initially group therapy might seem intimidating. Why would you want to share your deepest issues with a bunch of strangers? Participants of group counselling are often surprised at how easy it is to share their stories with others, and how helpful it is to have a spectrum of perspectives as feedback.
Hearing how other people in your group therapy session have overcome similar hurdles in life is often very encouraging. Group therapy can help when individuals feel isolated and want to exercise their social skills once more. Reengaging with people (especially post-pandemic) is incredibly powerful and can help all manner of mental health issues from loneliness to low self-esteem and depression. The bond that you build in the group becomes an important part of the therapy process and having a support network can prove extremely transformative. Group therapy can be even more effective that individual counselling for certain age groups (such as teenagers) who find it easier to open up and take advice from peers than adults, doctors, or authority figures. Issues which might not be brought up in individual counselling sessions can sometimes be prompted by hearing the shares of other participants.
The following issues can benefit from group counselling sessions:
- Anxiety disorders
- Depression disorders
- Relationship or Marital Issues
- Eating disorders
- Lack of Social Skills
Group Counselling is Cheaper Than Individual Counselling
Our group counselling sessions in Plymouth are facilitated by a professional therapist who monitors the behaviour and progress of the members of the group. Group counselling sessions provide an opportunity to explore how you relate to others and to benefit from their experiences and support while offering them your own. Sharing is caring, and that is true for the cost too. Group counselling sessions are cheaper than individual therapy which makes it a popular option for many. Get in touch today and see if we have a group therapy session in Plymouth that suits you…
Our dedicated counsellors are thoroughly trained in group counselling and have many years of experience in offering group therapy sessions in Plymouth. Get in touch with our team today to get the support you deserve.