Number 42 offers groups of various styles, sizes and theoretical orientations. For instance, long term open groups, small and large, and short term issue-focused groups.
Who is group therapy for?
Group psychotherapy can help people with a wide range of emotional difficulties. It is particularly suited to those who would like to improve the way they relate to others, offering the chance to find out how you are seen and how to change.
What to expect?
Groups at Number 42 can be of varying sizes; a common number is eight, but they can be more.
Long term open groups have conversations with no pre-set topics. Group members can 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, offering some choice going forward.
Issue-focused groups offer a way of thinking about a topic with others in a confidential and trusting atmosphere. These are usually short term.
Joining a group
You would have one or more individual meetings with the group therapist to see whether the group would be helpful for you and, if so, to help you prepare to join it.
The group will usually run weekly. Fees are negotiated with the group convener.