When most people think of counselling/therapy, they think of one to one work with a trained counsellor/therapist. In group therapy, however, you will work with a small group of people (usually 8 – 12 people), supported by one or more trained professionals.
There is much evidence (eg. McDermut, Miller, and Brown, 2006) supporting the effectiveness of group work, and it is a cost-effective option for those who can’t afford one to one therapy.
A free consultation is offered to anyone considering joining a group, which gives you an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have, and for the therapist to explain what to expect; this lasts approximately 30 minutes. Access to the group sessions is subject to suitability which will be assessed during the consultation.
Groups are facilitated by myself and Zena Cooper of Footnote Counselling
Available Group Therapy:
Finding meaning in the wake of COVID
The sessions are weekly lasting for 1.5 hours on Thursdays from 1-2.30pm
Fees & Commitments
This is an open-ended group where fees are £20 per session paid two weeks in advance
Online via secure video conferencing; Group size: 8-12
Very few of us were fully prepared for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; it has taken us by surprise with very limited opportunity to process our feelings about it. Now, with a vaccine on the horizon, our feelings are starting to catch up. For some of us, we face a world without a loved one, others have lost a career or business.
However the pandemic has impacted you, this group provides an opportunity to come to terms with your loss, and to build the connection that so many of us have been starved of. This group is about facing our experiences together and when we are ready, moving forward into a future that is as meaningful as possible.
The group has been designed for adults wanting to work through their feelings around COVID and to provide continuing support moving forward.
McDermut, W., Miller, I. and Brown, R., 2006. The Efficacy of Group Psychotherapy for Depression: A Meta-analysis and Review of the Empirical Research. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 8(1), pp.98-116.