In combination with Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy is a powerful and effective catalyst for change. Our groups offer a safe yet dynamic space for people to share their CSB experiences, reduce their sense of isolation and shame, and learn from each other.
Our model is based on Irvin Yalom’s Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy, whereby we see a single interpersonal transaction as representative of a larger pattern of behaviour. By keeping the focus in the here-and-now – and on the process in the group rather than what is happening in the ‘world out there’ – group members learn about themselves, how they come across, and how they interact and relate. The group provides accountability and support in the face of often overwhelming compulsion, and members build safe, open, intimate and honest relationships with other people who have similar problems. Group work can be intense – but there is no pressure to reveal more about yourself, your experiences or your behaviour until you are ready to do so.
We run groups for men affected by CSB, groups for women affected by CSB, and also groups for partners of those affected by CSB, as part of our Partners’ Programmes.