Group Psychotherapy in London Bridge
Places are available in a ongoing mixed psychotherapy group at Number42, www.number42.org.uk in London Bridge.
Who is it for? Group psychotherapy can help people with a wide range of emotional difficulties and there is evidence that it is as effective as individual therapy. Group therapy is particularly suited to those who would like to improve the way they relate to others – in private life, at work or socially. Group therapy offers the chance to find out how you are seen by others. Similarly, you can often recognise yourself in others and thereby see yourself more clearly than by introspection.
An analytic therapy group can be seen as a microcosm of society and offers an opportunity to examine and better understand the impact upon us of the world around us.
An analytic group offers practitioners an opportunity to continue their development, particularly following an individual training and practice.
What to expect? A group session involves up to eight members and the therapist, in an open conversation with no pre-set topics. Group members are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality. Relationships in the group develop and provide a way of revealing how past experiences influence the present. How we see ourselves and the ways we interact with others become clearer.
You would have individual meetings with the group therapist to see whether the group would be helpful for you and, if so, prepare to join it.
The group will be ongoing and run weekly, on Thursday mornings 7.30-9 a.m. The fee is £30 per week with concessions available.
About the therapist
Joan Fogel is a registered, fully qualified psychotherapist with many years’ experience working with adults and young people, individually and in groups. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Group-analytic psychotherapy from WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation) and is a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and of the Foundation for Psychotherapy & Counselling (FPC). Joan’s BA Hons. degree (London, Goldsmiths) was in Psychology and Social Anthropology. The earlier part of her career was as a teacher and trainer. She worked for many years in the NHS and in addition to her private practice, she is a tutor and runs groups on training courses.