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What is group therapy?

Group therapy offers a unique opportunity to connect with others who share similar experiences and challenges, providing a sense of belonging and support that individual therapy does not offer.

 

In a group setting, you not only receive support and validation from others but also gain valuable feedback and different viewpoints that can deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships.

 

This type of therapy offers personal insight and growth, improved coping skills, and a stronger sense of community, fostering healing and transformation in a safe and welcoming space that is enriched by the collective wisdom of the group. 

“There is no human deed or thought that lies fully outside the experience of other people.”

                                                                                                 ― Irvin D. Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Interpersonal Psychodynamic Group Sessions

 

Psychodynamic group therapy is where individuals come together in a group setting to explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, with a focus on understanding how their condition, patterns, and past experiences influence current relationships.

 

This therapy aims to uncover underlying dynamics within the group to highlight how we relate to ourselves and others, and how it is affecting us in real time within the group. Through interactions with others and guidance from the therapist, participants gain insight into their inner world, fostering personal growth and healing inside the group which is then transferred to their wider network outside of group. 

In psychodynamic group therapy, there's no set plan for the sessions. Members can talk about anything of emotional importance to them, making for spontaneous discussions. There is no fixed agenda, more so about awareness acceptance and action. Members can share reactions or bring up new topics, shaping the conversation together.

Psychodynamic Group Therapy Benefits
  • Insight into how we relate to others and how our emotions, thoughts and behaviors impact our relationships

  • Learn to deal with many different relationships and their dynamics

  • Giving and receiving feedback - for support and accountability 

  • Unique opportunity for growth not found in any other type of therapy 

  • A wide array of interactions due to the number of people involved in therapy

  • Increased levels of trust towards others and groups of people, a corrective emotional experience 

  • Improve on symptoms of depression & anxiety - feel more connected to self and others 

Group Guidelines

These are open-ended closed groups, taking place once a week, every other week with a duration of 1.5hrs.

Groups are for those seeking personal development, mental health wellbeing and improvement with relationship issues.  If you want to enhance your self-esteem, better symptoms of depression & anxiety, and counter loneliness, group therapy might be worth considering. 


Intake is required and then participants can end in their own time with 2 weeks notice to say goodbye to the group. 

Here are some of the current group guidelines:

  • Maintaining100% group confidentiality 

  • Arrive on time and stay till the end of the group session

  • Commit to staying until your initial goal for joining the group is achieved

  • Work on issues that brought you to the group

  • Relationships are therapeutic vs social

  • Keep issues involving other group members inside group 

  • Stay in the hear & now/present moment by putting feelings into words not actions

  • Be open, honest and willing to share and participate

  • No aggression will be tolerated

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