Group therapy is a form of therapy where there are usually between 6-12 participants. There are also one or two therapists to facilitate group processes. The size of the group, the frequency of the meetings and the number of sessions depend largely on the nature of the group. Group therapy has lots of advantages. Some of those can be:
- It promotes connections by sharing the space with others who are going through similar struggles.
- By hearing other people’s experiences, you may find new words to describe what is going on for you.
- It allows you to share your story whilst being held by a group of people, in an environment that is caring and supportive.
- It is financially more accessible than individual therapy.