Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining a long-term therapy group or if you would like to refer somebody who may benefit from engaging in a group-analytic therapy approach.
Initially, I can offer you a free of charge 15 minutes telephone consultation to explore any questions that you may have.
What happens in a therapy group? In a psychotherapy group, stimulating interactions between group members become the focus of the therapeutic work. Reflecting on group interactions becomes a powerful way of learning about oneself and others. It is not uncommon for people to initially feel some reluctance and discomfort to join a group. However, fears that it will be too difficult to talk about your problems in the group usually disappear quickly in the helping atmosphere of the group.
Sharing feelings and experiences in an intense, lively and supportive group creates an atmosphere in which mutual confidence and support can develop. Through the relationships that develop within the group a living demonstration is provided of how past, unhelpful patterns of behaviour can reproduce themselves in the present and block growth and creativity. Analysis and reflection of this process opens the way for change.
Experience has shown that group members do make dramatic changes in their life and relationships, partly through the therapeutic effects that result from seeing themselves in the eyes of others, and partly through the opportunity to witness and participate in the therapy of other group members.
Who is it for? Group analytic therapy is applied to a variety of problems and life situations. Anxiety, depression, the effects of stress and trauma, interpersonal/ relationship difficulties and low self-esteem are typical problems for which a group might be recommended. It may also be helpful to those who suffer from the effects of loss, separation, divorce or from the psychological impact of health-related issues (diagnosis of cancer or other conditions).
Group analytic psychotherapy does not only address traumatic life experiences, but is also concerned with uncovering the undeveloped aspirations and creativity of group members.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me, if you are curious and ready to consider joining this group.
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