Is Group Therapy For Me?
If you are thinking about having therapy, and working individually with a therapist feels daunting, group therapy may be for you. Working together in a group, you can explore many types of issues and concerns, often learning from others’ experiences as you listen and observe, and making sense of your own problems at the same time. Group therapy is created as a safe place for you to belong and share things, to be heard and seen by others. Some people attending 1-2-1 therapy may also benefit from joining group therapy, as the group provides an opportunity to experience relationships in a new way.
What is Group Therapy Like?
Joining a group of strangers can sound overwhelming, but many people say how rewarding they found a group experience to be. The group can act as a support network where you and other members can help each other come up with ideas for dealing with difficult situations. Regularly listening and talking to others can help you put your own problems into perspective. You may feel as if you are the only one struggling, but being in a group helps you see how others may be experiencing similar issues, and it can be a relief to know you are not alone. By seeing how others deal with problems and make positive changes, you can find a whole new range of ways to face your own concerns.
Group Therapy at WeightMatters
Group therapy at WeightMatters involves a trained therapist facilitating a group of up to 6 people, with a minimum of 3 people for the group to go ahead. Group therapy sessions are led by a therapist with specialized training, who teaches group members proven strategies for managing specific problems. That guidance can help you make the most of your group therapy experience. Our groups are designed to tackle a specific issue relating to disordered eating in its many forms, but other issues such as anger, loneliness and low self esteem may arise from this.