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GROUP SERVICES
INCLUDING TRAINING

Anthea is a Group Analyst who offers a range of short and open ended group work services, covering  a broad spectrum of topics for individuals and organisations across London. 
 
Group therapy offers rich insights into how we behave around and respond to other people. Fears, hopes and patterns of behaviour that don’t normally get observed in daily life can be studied and discussed in an atmosphere of deep insight and kindness. The group therapy provides an opportunity to work through a range of issues, helping you experience healthier ways of relating.

For more information on services (including a NEW South London group Anthea is currently setting up), availability and fees, complete the web contact form leaving brief details of your enquiry. Anthea aims to respond to all requests within 48 hours.

"I found Anthea’s training style inspiring and uplifting. She is an approachable practitioner who communicates complex ideas well which makes learning fun as well as rewarding."

Training Services

 

Anthea offers comprehensive training in a range of settings to enable individuals to develop good working skills and knowledge to enable them to work more in depth therapeutically. Anthea’s training focuses on a range of themes from working with adoption, looked after children, adolescent development, impact of trauma on children and young people and adults, attachment, loss, grief, working with anger, working with groups and other key topics within psychotherapy. Workshops can be designed in line with your requirements and your team's commitments.

Group Therapy Services

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one therapist working with several people at the same time.

 

How does group therapy work?

 

Groups can be as small as four people, but group therapy sessions often involve around eight  individuals. The group typically meets once or twice each week for an hour or two.

So what does a typical group therapy session look like?

 

In many cases, the group will meet in a room where the chairs are arranged in a large circle so that each member can see every other person in the group.

 

A session might begin with members of the group introducing themselves and sharing why they are in group therapy. Members might also share their experiences and progress since the last meeting.

The precise manner in which the session is conducted depends largely on the goals of the group and the style of the therapist. Some therapists might encourage a more free-form style of dialogue, where each member participates as he or she sees fit.

Reasons to use group therapy

  • Group therapy allows people to receive the support and encouragement of the other members of the group. People participating in the group can see that others are going through the same thing, which can help them feel less alone.
     

  • Group members can serve as role models to other members of the group. By observing someone successfully coping with a problem, other members of the group can see that there is hope for recovery. As each person progresses, they can, in turn, serve as a role model and support figure for others. This can help foster feelings of success and accomplishment.
     

  • Group therapy is often very affordable. Instead of focusing on just one client at a time, the therapist can devote his or her time to a much larger group of people.
     

  • Group therapy offers a safe haven. The setting allows people to practice behaviors and actions within the safety and security of the group.
     

  • By working in a group, the therapist can see first-hand how each person responds to other people and behaves in social situations. Using this information, the therapist can provide valuable feedback to each client.

This being human is a guest house

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

 

 - Rumi

For more information on services, availability and fees, complete the web contact form leaving brief details of your enquiry. Anthea aims to respond to all requests within 48 hours.