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What is Group Therapy?

Group therapy is a form of counselling/psychotherapy focused on sharing information, developing insights and changing behaviour.  Groups offer a unique opportunity for a small number of people to meet and explore personal issues about a particular topic (such as anxiety) and learn new skills (such as mindfulness) under the guidance of a professional therapist.  During the academic year, we usually offer one therapy group each semester (for specific information about current groups, please see below).  Our groups are for five to eight members who meet weekly with one or two counsellors for an hour-and-a-half.  The duration of the group depends on the topic.  Some titles of our most recent groups are Managing Anxiety and Depression, Mindfulness, Stress Management and Information Session on Eating Disorders.

 

Group Therapy Can Help You To:

·         Discover that you’re not alone in your struggles, thoughts or feelings

·         Learn from other students facing similar problems

·         Gain multiple perspectives on your concerns

·         Feel more connected to others as group cohesion develops

·         Become more aware of yourself through genuine feedback from others

·         Pick up new interpersonal skills that you can use in your daily life

·         Internalize the lessons you’ve learned by helping others in the group

·         Develop effective ways of building and maintaining relationships

 

How Do I Join a Group?

If you are currently receiving counselling at Counselling Services, ask your counsellor about the benefits of joining a group.  If you are not currently a client, an intake appointment is usually required.  At your intake appointment, the counsellor will help you assess whether the current group therapy opportunity is an appropriate option for you. 

 

If you are interested in group therapy/psycho-educational workshops, please let us know and check for updates by emailing us or calling the office.

 

 

 

Upcoming Workshops and Groups:

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