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Group CBT

Imagine being in a space where everyone has some understanding of what it feels like to be low or anxious, because they too have been struggling to find ways to feel better. Group CBT has a number of benefits that are different from one to one. Here are some of them:


Social Support: Group CBT can provide an opportunity to connect with others who are going through similar struggles. This can help reduce feelings of isolation and provide a sense of belonging.


Learning from others: Group CBT can offer the chance to learn from others who are experiencing similar challenges. Hearing others share their experiences and coping strategies can help individuals develop new skills and perspectives.


Cost-effective: Group CBT can be a more cost-effective option than individual therapy, as some of the therapists time costs are  shared among all group members.


Improving interpersonal skills: In group CBT, individuals can practice interpersonal skills in a safe and supportive environment. This can include learning to communicate more effectively and assertively, as well as improving conflict resolution skills.


Building confidence: By participating in group CBT, individuals can develop a sense of confidence and empowerment. This can help them feel more capable of managing their symptoms and improving their overall quality of life.

Overall, group CBT can be a valuable treatment option for individuals with depression and anxiety, providing a supportive and collaborative environment for individuals to learn and grow.

 

Want to get more sciencey?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been extensively researched and found to be an effective treatment for depression and anxiety. In recent years, there has been a growing body of research focused on the effectiveness of CBT when delivered in a group setting.

 

Several meta-analyses have been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of group CBT for depression and anxiety. One meta-analysis, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 2017, found that group CBT was more effective than no treatment, treatment as usual, or waiting list controls in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

 

Another meta-analysis, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders in 2018, found that group CBT was as effective as individual CBT in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

 

In addition, several studies have compared the effectiveness of group CBT to other treatments for depression and anxiety, such as medication or individual therapy. For example, a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry in 2007 found that group CBT was as effective as individual CBT and more effective than medication in treating depression.

 

So basically, Several studies have found that group CBT is more effective than no treatment or usual care, and as effective as individual CBT in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Some studies have even found that group CBT can be more effective than medication in treating depression.

 

Overall, the research suggests that group CBT can be an effective treatment option for individuals with depression and anxiety, and may offer some advantages over individual therapy, such as increased social support and the opportunity to learn from others who are experiencing similar challenges.

Interested in trying the group...

Treatment groups are available for up to 6 group members at a time. To enter a group, you must have an initial assessment first. This is to ensure that the group will be able to meet your needs and the safety of all group members is considered.

 

Unfortunately we don’t currently have set group dates. Groups need at least 4 members in attendance. If you would like to enter a group then click below to register your interest. As soon as there are at least 4 interested members for a Depression or Anxiety group, the group date will be set. This will likely be on a Tuesday or Thursday evening (7-9pm).

 

You will then be contacted to book your initial assessment before the group begins. If the group is suitable for you then you will be given the dates for your group and payment arrangements for group sessions.