A new weekly psychotherapy group
I am seeking new members for a psychotherapy group which is based near London Bridge. The group runs weekly on Thursday evenings at 7.15 pm and each session lasts 90 minutes. The group is open to adults of any age or gender. I am aiming to achieve a diverse membership offering participants the opportunity to work with people who have had different experiences and come from a wide range of backgrounds.
Group psychotherapy can be a very rich and healing experience. It is the shared exploration of relationships as they develop among the members. Group psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to see oneself through the eyes of others and to see oneself in others. There are no preset topics and group members participate in an open conversation in which personal issues can be confidentially explored. Through the developing network of relationships, the unconscious influences by which past experiences affect current emotional experience can be discovered, thought about and worked through.
Group psychotherapy can help people suffering from a wide range of emotional and relationship difficulties and can be a useful addition to other types of treatment. It requires only that group members are able and willing to reflect on the aspects of their lives they are dissatisfied with and to interact with others who are also seeking self-understanding and greater fulfilment. It requires curiosity about oneself and others and the strength to share one’s distress with others.
About Jean Byrne
I am a qualified and experienced group analytic psychotherapist and I believe that groups can offer enormous benefits for many people. I appreciate that joining a group may seem like a daunting prospect but all participants are basically in the same boat and initial anxieties usually disappear very quickly.