All our groups & workshops are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is an ‘evidence-based treatment’ for anxiety & depression based problems. CBT groups can be as effective for some people as individual therapy.
We provide a choice of groups & workshops-we hope that something may be helpful for you.
We try to ensure that all our groups are supportive & informative. They offer an opportunity to meet with other people who have similar experiences, and receive information/treatment from experienced therapists and practitioners.
It is very normal to feel a bit reluctant/nervous about attending a group/workshop, especially if you have not been to a group/ workshop before.
It can be helpful to know that no one is required to speak in front of the group unless they choose to. However, we do know that people who actively engage in groups, or workshops, i.e. those who read materials, work through exercises, talk, and try things out, tend to benefit more from treatment.
We have great feedback from lots of people that have attended groups, even the people that were not sure groups would be helpful for them.
We encourage people to try a group/workshop & we are here to support you if you do.
Our groups and workshops aim to be gentle, practical & effective. We hope that you will go home at the end of the group/workshop with a new set of skills to use in life and greater confidence to handle problems.
This is an outline of our groups & workshops, and some comments from individuals that have tried them.
*When you speak with a member of the team we will think with you as to whether a group or workshop is best suited to your needs, or whether a different treatment option would be more helpful.