Group Therapy

Share, reflect and learn in a supported group environment

Group Therapy

 

Is Group Therapy For Me?

If you are thinking about having therapy, and working individually with a therapist feels daunting, group therapy may be for you. Working together in a group, you can explore many types of issues and concerns, often learning from others’ experiences as you listen and observe, and making sense of your own problems at the same time. Group therapy is created as a safe place for you to belong and share things, to be heard and seen by others. Some people attending 1-2-1 therapy may also benefit from joining group therapy, as the group provides an opportunity to experience relationships in a new way.

What is Group Therapy Like?

Joining a group of strangers can sound overwhelming, but many people say how rewarding they found a group experience to be. The group can act as a support network where you and other members can help each other come up with ideas for dealing with difficult situations. Regularly listening and talking to others can help you put your own problems into perspective. You may feel as if you are the only one struggling, but being in a group helps you see how others may be experiencing similar issues, and it can be a relief to know you are not alone. By seeing how others deal with problems and make positive changes, you can find a whole new range of ways to face your own concerns.

Group Therapy at WeightMatters

Group therapy at WeightMatters involves a trained therapist facilitating a group of up to 6 people, with a minimum of 3 people for the group to go ahead. Group therapy sessions are led by a therapist with specialized training, who teaches group members proven strategies for managing specific problems. That guidance can help you make the most of your group therapy experience. Our groups are designed to tackle a specific issue relating to disordered eating in its many forms, but other issues such as anger, loneliness and low self esteem may arise from this.

 

Binge Eating Group Therapy

What is Binge Eating Group Therapy?

This 6-week course is a great introduction to group therapy. It is designed for people who struggle with binge eating, whether you have just noticed this pattern of behaviour, or if you have been struggling with binge eating for years.

Binge eating is often a way we can attempt to soothe ourselves when we are experiencing difficult emotions, sometimes this can be seen as comfort eating. For some people binge eating provides a way to distract their thinking, others may binge eat to fill a void, while others eat this way as a form of reward. Whatever your reason for binge eating, this group therapy is a space for you.

Our next group starts on Friday 7th October 2016 faciliated by Nick Leake Sessions run from 6.30pm to 8pm for six weeks. The cost is £180 for the six week course.

Essential
information

Starts

Friday 7th October,
630pm to 8pm

Length

6 weeks

Cost

£180

 

What are the Benefits of Binge Eating Group Therapy?

We have designed this group therapy for binge eaters to allow you to experience how others’ stories impact you, and for you to notice how your story impacts others. Learning what to do with our experience, our thoughts and our feelings in these situations allows us to build new healthier ways to navigate life. This in turn provides you with alternative ways to be and cope with your feelings and relationships. This can have a positive affect on reducing your binge eating.

 

Binge Eating Group Therapy Dates

Week 1 - Friday 7th October

The Physiology of Binge Eating

Learn how to balance physiology to reduce cravings and feel more in control of your eating

Week 2 - Friday 14th October

Managing Triggers

We will focus on triggers and what you can do in these moments instead of reaching for food

Week 3 - Friday 21st October

Emotional Resilience

Explore how you manage your feelings, and learn tools to support emotional confidence

Week 4 - Friday 28th October

Positive Headspace

Learn how to update your broken thinking, so your inner voice is supportive and nurturing

Week 5 - Friday 4th November

Body Acceptance

Change the way you experience your body, and feel more accepting of yourself

Week 6 - Friday 11th November

Empowering Self Worth

Develop a core confidence to support you in living life to your full potential

Who leads the Binge Eating Group Therapy?

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Nick Leake

Nick Leake is a therapist at WeightMatters working with individuals and groups. Prior to training as a therapist, Nick worked in broadcast journalism for over ten years where he was able to observe from close up how the media impacts on the way we see our bodies, our diet and our weight.

Nick’s approach to therapy is integrative, meaning that he draws on different, but complementary, theories and techniques, to best tailor the therapy he offers. His style is also relational, in that he works collaboratively, involving clients in decisions about the therapeutic process. Together, in a safe and non-judgemental space, you can explore your relationship with food and eating, and begin to understand how it intersects with and responds to other relationships in your life, from earliest childhood to the here and now.

 

Book Your Place Now

This 6-week course is only £180, and is facilitated by Nick Leake. We request that you make a commitment for the whole 6-week course, and full payment is required to reserve your place. Places are limited, so do not delay in booking your space.

Due to the expected high demand for this course, we have a 1-week cancellation policy on the whole course. You are paying for all 6-weeks of the course, and if you miss a week for any reason, you will not receive a refund for the missed week/s.

You can book and pay now by clicking on the PayPal button below, where you can pay by debit or credit card as well as PayPal.

 

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