Women’s Support Group

What is group therapy?

Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups often help those who have experienced loss, whether it be a spouse, a child or someone who died by suicide.

Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.
Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.

Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don’t know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize you’re not alone.

Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.

Is Group Therapy enough?

Many people find it’s helpful to participate in both group therapy and individual psychotherapy. Participating in both types of psychotherapy can boost your chances of making valuable, lasting changes. If you’ve been involved in individual psychotherapy and your progress has stalled, joining a group may jump-start your personal growth.

How much should I share?

Confidentiality is an important part of the ground rules for group therapy. However, there’s no absolute guarantee of privacy when sharing with others, so use common sense when divulging personal information. That said, remember that you’re not the only one sharing your personal story. Groups work best where there is open and honest communication between members.

Group members will start out as strangers, but in a short amount of time, you’ll most likely view them as a valuable and trusted source of support.

This Group

This group is to enable women to bring whatever issues are troubling them in their life.  It will give individuals a chance to discover what blocks we have created to prevent us from reaching our true potential and long lasting inner peace and happiness. Equally you may be on a journey of self discovery and want to delve deeper into yourself. The group will be there to support individuals in bringing out the best of what we are all capable of.

Group originally started on Tuesday 30th September 2014.  

Currently group is on a monthly basis, here are the dates:-

Tuesday 4th September 2018
Tuesday 9th October 2018
Tuesday 13 November 2018
Tuesday 11th December 2018

Dates for 2019
Tuesday 22 January 2019
Tuesday 12 February 2019
Tuesday 19 March 2019
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Tuesday 7 May 2019
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Tuesday 10 September 2019
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Tuesday 12 November 2019
Tuesday 10 December 2019

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact me by sending an email or call me on the details below.

Venue – The Parish Centre at St Johns Church Stoneleigh (next to Stoneleigh Station) Stoneleigh Road

Time – 18:30 – 21.00

Price – £35
If you are unable to atttend, you must give 48 hours notice or you will need to pay the full fee.

If you wish to attend, please email me on Sadiyetherapy@gmail.com or call me on 07903419703.