Group Counselling & Group Therapy
Group counselling, whilst daunting at first can often help people to feel a sense of acceptance and mutual support around the issue they are struggling with. Being able to talk in a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment with others who have similar experiences to you can allow you to explore more deeply whilst simultaneously feeling supported and nurtured by the group.
Usually the therapy group will be kept fairly small with between 4 and 6 members plus the therapist. All members of the group will usually be struggling with the same issue but may be at different stages of treatment or have different experiences of the same issue. Some of the more common issues we use group therapy for include addictions, bereavement, body image and weight issues.
Usually the group will contract for a certain number of sessions, e.g. 8 or 12 and then when nearing the end of that time, the therapist will invite a discussion as to whether the group would like to continue, change in some way or end.
It can be helpful to begin with individual therapy before progressing to group counselling, however it is not a necessary requirement. It can take several months to put a group together depending on how many people with similar issues we have at the time who are interested in group work. However we would try and allocate you to a suitable group as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, or would like to enquire about a session, please contact us. West London Counselling, Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Services have practices in Chiswick (High Road), Chiswick (Barnes / Kew Border), South Ealing, Ealing Broadway and Fulham. We have a catchment area of Acton, Barnes, Boston Manor, Brentford, Chelsea, Dukes Meadow, Ealing, Earls Court, Fulham, Greenford, Grove Park, Gunnersbury, Hammersmith, Hanger Lane, Hanwell, Hounslow, Isleworth, Kew, Mortlake, Northfields, Park Royal, Parsons Green, Perivale, Putney, Richmond, Shepherds Bush, Southall, South Kensington, Turnham Green, Twickenham, Wembley, West Brompton, West Kensington, White City and many other areas in West London