Group Therapy

Psychology Cares Clinical Services

Group Therapy

At Psychology Cares, we provide specialist clinical care in the form of Group Therapy for those experiencing similar difficulties. Our approach is rooted in empirical clinical research, as well as guided by cutting-edge theories and models developed by our Centre for Research and Clinical Innovation (CRCI). Our aim is to build resilience within group members, enabling them to effectively navigate future triggers, challenges, and stressors. 

Mental health difficulties are a widespread global concern, leading to significant negative impacts on various facets of daily life, including interpersonal relationships, occupational functioning, physical well-being, and self-worth [The World Health Organisation, 2022]. Despite the prevalence of conditions like anxiety and depression, many individuals hesitate to seek necessary interventions due to the pervasive fear of stigma and discrimination  [Our World in Data, 2023]. 

Our group sessions create a space where individuals dealing with similar difficulties come together, breaking down the barriers of stigma by emphasising the shared human experience. In this collaborative setting, we assess, formulate, and treat a diverse range of complex psychological and neuropsychological disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, and emotional traumas. Beyond its therapeutic efficacy, group sessions offer unique advantages, fostering enriched social interactions, the exchange of knowledge and experiences, and the collective inspiration drawn from the progress of fellow group members [American Psychological Association, 2023].  Our clinical experts guide you through shared experiences, creating a supportive community where personal growth and resilience flourish.

Group Therapy: The Power of the Group. Individual Vs. Collective Effort

Humans are herd animals, where the power and the meaning of the group goes beyond survival. Social groups and connections serve to regulate, orientate and help us to reflect and create an effect of ourselves in the world. 

Group therapy is made up of a small or large group of individuals working with a therapist on a single shared problem where the group process, connection, and shared meaning and purpose is utlised as the instrument and mechanism of change, interpersonally as well as individually. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as emotional disorders characterised by depression, anxiety or trauma, along with neurodivergent conditions such as ASD or ADHD. 

Our therapeutic group theory and practice draws from a range of principles in the natural world including neuroscience as well as social modelling theories and perspectives. 

At Psychology Cares, we believe in the power of synchronisation and connection as an agent of change. Our Centre for Research and Clinical Innovation (CRCI) and LifeLab (LiL), with specialist and dedicated clinical research, continue to contribute to the development and improvement of group therapy. 

As a group we stand together in a shared experience, despite adversity, to collaboratively develop a shared solution regardless of our individual backgrounds and experiences. 

Group Processes, Functions, and Therapeutic Factors

Key Facts for Group Therapy & Mental Health:

60% of people with mental health conditions worldwide do not seek help due to the stigma surrounding mental ill health.

Over 70% of the world’s population will be exposed to a traumatic event in their life, and 20% of those exposed will develop PTSD.

People with poor social skills experience heightened stress and loneliness, negatively impacting their mental health.

Over 150 million people in Europe live with a diagnosed mental health disorder.

Group therapy has been shown to significantly reduce disorder-specific symptoms of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and depression.

Group therapy has proven effective in addressing the academic, personal, social, emotional, developmental, and situational concerns of young people.

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