Jut like individual therapy, group psychotherapy can support you to overcome emotional hurdles and learn more about yourself.
Group therapy involves a therapist working with a small group of people together. It works really well for those looking to maximise on the input of others to make changes in their lives.
Some therapy groups are designed to bring together individuals who have experienced similar issues, such as chronic anxiety, substance abuse or complex grief such as losing someone by suicide. Other therapy groups may be more general and focus on supporting a group of people to work through emotional disturbances, improve issues of self-esteem or low confidence and so on.
Being amongst people with whom you can feel connected can be a significant support. Being part of a group is also often much less daunting than people anticipate!
TA Group Therapy
Group Therapy in Transactional Analysis is a chance to understand your unique life scripts, ego states and transactions to provide valuable insights into your behaviour and thought patterns. There will be opportunities to address individual and group dynamics that can really support a person to understand themselves more in relation to other people.
Benefits to Group Therapy
- Supportive community
Join a non-judgemental group of like-minded individuals, fostering a sense of belonging and trust. Hearing that someone else has a similar experience or has been thinking the same gives us a sense of normalisation that we are not the only ones going through something.
- Increased self-awareness
TA helps you recognise and change unproductive patterns of thinking, feeling or behaving. This leads to greater self-understanding and emotional intelligence. In listening to other people we also have the opportunity to appreciate our own process a bit quicker than we might in individual therapy. Seeing how other people tackle certain things supports us to understand more about how we do things.
- Effective communication
Improve your communication skills, creating healthier relationships and resolving conflicts with ease.
- Personal Growth
Achieve profound personal growth by gaining insights into your past and empowering your future.
If individual therapy is not possible, group therapy is more affordable.
What to Expect
The group consists of 4 – 8 people. We would meet at the same time and day each week for 2 hours. This may be for a specific number of weeks or it may be an open-ended opportunity. The group is closed meaning that no new members may join after the start of one course. 2 weeks’ notice is required to leave the group to allow for any existing issues to be processed and to have a sufficient goodbye.
The group is a non-judgemental and confidential space meaning that group members do not refer to anything from within the group or consult with fellow group participants, outside of the therapy sessions. Safety and boundaries will be addressed at the start of each group forming and there will be a group agreement and contract to guide work together.
If you are interested in knowing about future group therapy opportunities beginning in 2024, please get in touch.