Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Groups help you to develop the skills and strategies you need to help you combat your problems. They are educational in style, although members are free to draw on their own experiences and share them if they wish. Counselling groups bring people together to discuss their common problems and gain support from the group. People sometimes have concerns about joining a group or class. However, our experience at Mind shows that people who have attended groups find them very helpful and in particular find that the support and feeling that they are not alone with their problems is beneficial.
“When referred I had hoped for 1-1 but was offered a group. I really had to step out of my comfort zone to attend the first meeting but on reflection did not look back. Group work offered me a perspective I hadn’t considered. I would recommend this to anyone.”
“I found this group very helpful and wish I discovered all this information many years ago. I have nothing but positive feedback and encourage you all to continue doing the great work that you do. The group is so well put together that I cannot find any faults in it. I found the group to be a real eye opener and light bulb for me. I am so glad I did it and it has given me a new way of looking at things. I think everyone should do a group like this as it will definitely change your perspective and outlook. If more people done it, it would be a happier world! I feel everyone should try this course. Initially I was daunted at the thought of doing a group but now I do not regret it. I also learnt a lot from other group members which was helpful. Thank you so much!”.
Benefits of group therapy:
- Group therapy helps you realise you are not alone
- Group therapy facilitates giving and receiving support
- Group therapy helps you to become aware of your own feelings and needs
- Group therapy helps you relate to others in healthier ways
- Group therapy allows you to practice relationship skills
Groups are run subject to demand. The length of our groups vary from half day psycho-educational workshops to between 4-10 sessions.
The groups we are currently running are: