Registration for our new Group Psychotherapy course is now open!
The first course will run for 12 weeks from 5 September 2019 through 21 November 2019. Sessions will be held from 7.30-9.15pm on Thursday evenings.
Why join a therapy group?
You may be interested in self-development and want to improve your communication skills. You might feel socially anxious and struggle to assert yourself in certain situations. Maybe you feel isolated, low in mood, or you feel a bit stuck in your life and you are not sure how to move forward. Perhaps you experience relationship difficulties, or you find it hard to share and feel close with others. You might just want an emotional challenge. There are so many reasons to experience group therapy.
What is Group Therapy?
At the heart of group therapy is the idea that human beings are fundamentally social beings, whose lives are inextricably linked with other people. Most of the issues that we face as individuals (such as stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, family difficulties, loneliness and loss) occur in a social context, which makes a group the natural setting in which to offer therapy. In the supportive atmosphere of the group, members can address a wide range of personal, family, work and relationship issues. It can also be very therapeutic to see oneself through the eyes of others and to participate in the therapy of other group members. Everyone uses the group differently, and at his or her own pace.
How does Group Therapy work?
During the group session, members are responsible for talking about what is troubling them. Everyone will have a chance to ‘check-in’ at the start of the session and we will usually start by setting an agenda, to which any member can add. Discussion flows according to what members would like to talk about. Members are encouraged to give support and feedback to others, and to work with the reactions and responses that other members’ contributions bring up for them.
Payment in full £570
You can also pay in 3 installments of £200 (paid at the start of each 4 week period)
If you are interested in joining the course, Sarah will arrange an initial one-to-one 30 minute session for £35. You can assess if group therapy is suitable for you, to ask any questions you might have and to assess whether you are comfortable with Sarah and her approach.
Following the initial session, if you and she decide that Group Psychotherapy is not the best option for you, Sarah can either refer you to one-to-one therapy or make other suitable recommendations.
Please email Sarah Demaree at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on this course.
About Sarah Demeree, MSc (TA Psych), UKCP, BACP, CTA (P)
Sarah’s work is focussed on helping her clients create real change in their lives, whether that is about addressing what is going on inside themselves or in their relations with other people, or both. She uses the widely accessible theories of Transactional Analysis (TA), such as ego states, psychological games, life scripts and emotional literacy to help her clients better understand themselves and other people. She also uses principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) so that she can adapt her approach to the individual needs of her clients.
Sarah works with a wide range of issues including relationships, bereavement, depression, anxiety including obsessive-compulsive disorder, anger, stress, self-esteem and trauma. She also has specialist training in working with eating disorders, particularly overeating and binge eating. Sarah is keenly interested in new research looking at the role of nutrition in psychological disorders and the integrated treatment of mind and body.