Being vulnerable to a group of strangers might initially feel intimidating. However, groups bring together a small number of individuals experiencing similar challenges. It creates a safe space where those who frequently feel isolated can meet, build supportive relationships, and find companionship and a sense of belonging.
There are some fantastic benefits to group counselling.
Groups provide support. Hearing from others with similar issues helps you see that you’re not alone, and many people experience a sense of relief knowing that people are in similar situations as you.
Groups provide a sounding board. It can be helpful to talk about a situation with a broader range of perspectives to those in similar situations as yourself. If, for example, you talk about an argument with your ex-partner, group members can see things as outsiders and make suggestions about how the situation may be perceived.
Groups can propel you forward. For example, hearing how other members successfully comforted their child during a difficult transition can be very encouraging.
Group counselling costs less than individual counselling. Some people believe that because group therapy costs less, it’s not as good, but that’s not the case; group counselling can be incredibly powerful.
Groups teach you about yourself. Group counselling is a way to uncover the blind spots blocking your ability to overcome your struggles.
Rise Up Counselling is a therapeutic practice that supports individuals and families experiencing challenges in parenting time, decision-making responsibilities, separation and divorce proceedings.
Registration is now open for our Skill-Based Support Group. We are so excited to offer a 6-week skill-based support group. The focus will be on the following:
- Healthy boundaries
- Emotional regulation
- Communication strategies
- Supporting children through transitions
- What is in and out of your control
- The next chapter
The group will begin on Wed Feb 15th to March 29th (no group on March 15th). We will be offering two times to participate in this group either 12-1 PM or 8 -9 PM.
Contact Rise Up Counselling at [email protected] or 416-580-4284 for more information.