Group analytic therapy uses the group itself as the method of change. You may have become aware that you might be contributing in some way to problematic patterns that repeat in your family, intimate relationships or friendships. By developing, exploring and examining the interpersonal relationships that emerge within the group, it allows for the challenges that you have in your life to emerge. The group is a safe and confidential space where these challenges can be seen, worked with, and changed. The group is a friendly, supportive and robust environment to for this to occur.
Group analytic psychotherapy is an important psycho-therapeutic treatment, both in the NHS and the private sector.
Expert specialists in group therapy at the touch of a button from the comfort of your own home. Quick, flexible, easy and convenient. You can be based anywhere in the UK and there is no need to travel. You just link through zoom for the length of the therapy – all you need is an internet connection.
The group itself consists of 6-8 people and one facilitator (or group conductor) who is a trained and experienced group analyst. These groups run for 90 minutes each week and are open ended. This means that you can stay for as long or as short a time as you want or feel that you need. This can be from around three months to years. New people join and others leave when they feel the time is right. Strong deep and meaningful relationships can be developed in the group in a safe and boundaried way that allows for exploration, challenge and playfulness.
You won’t know anyone in the group. These groups are mixed so that there are people with different struggles and come from different backgrounds. It is very likely you will find that there are strong resonances with other members of the group. You will not feel alone.
You can share as much or as little as you feel you want to.
The group itself is not structured and the focus and direction each week is to left to the members of the group. This allows for communication from both the conscious and the unconscious of the group emerge and be heard by the facilitator/conductor. The unconscious communication can be very powerful and insightful, allowing for the mobilisation of change more quickly.
If you join a group please try make space each week for it. Arrive at the beginning and stay to the end. It is confidential and there is no contact between members of the group outside the group sessions.
Groups are suitable for almost everyone.
If you have:
You need to have a degree of insight and motivation to change, some capacity to relate, and curiosity about the sharing process of the group.
There is one group facilitator (or conductor) who is a trained and experienced group analyst registered with the Institute of Group Analysis and accredited by the BCP or the UKCP.