SUPPORT GROUP THERAPY

Service Provided

Group psychotherapy and counselling is an increasingly utilised therapeutic intervention that is affordable and effective. It offers real promise in meeting today’s mental health challenges. The group process has a unique learning advantage for clients as the counsellor’s wisdom is enhanced through the sharing of personal experiences of the participants.

Unique Benefits of Group Therapy

  • Cost effective
  • Learn specific coping skills together
  • Give and receive support with a Closed Group
  • Enjoy the constant group energy for 4-6 weekly sessions
  • Be in a Safe Space with your intimate group for 4-6 weeks
  • Share and learn from the experiences of your close group

How can it help?

Learning From Others' Experiences
At times, it is difficult for a patient to believe that a therapist can relate to his feelings especially if the latter has never been through the same struggles. But in group counselling, participants can better connect with other people who have also dealt with the same problems. Regardless of the types of group therapy involved, therapists will also benefit from such arrangement because they will have an easier time in convincing the participants that a certain strategy or treatment is effective especially if another participant can vouch for it.
Built-in Support System
Through group therapy, participants can give and receive support to other people who share similar experiences. Therapists who facilitate group therapy usually encourage their participants to lean on each other, share tips and ideas on how to overcome their struggles, and collectively find ways to improve their lives. Participants are also able to move forward and past dark chapters because of the support and encouragement they get from their peers.
Building New Relationships
Participants in group therapy sessions also tend to develop good and healthy friendships with each other. These relationships can also extend outside of the therapy. It is easier for people to bond with other individuals who understand what they’re going through.
Uncover Blind Spots
Uncover the Blind Spots that may be holding you back – everyone in the Group holds up a Mirror to help you see Yourself through their Eyes.

Event Calendar

Women’s Support Group: From Birth to Death

And Everything in Between

An eclectic discussion for all women.

Join this weekly AMindset Women’s Support Group for a lively and interesting discussion about a multitude of issues faced by women.

The subjects will include but not be limited to Anxiety, Stress, Exhaustion, Having Children, Giving Birth, Getting Divorced, Etc.

Free but suggested donation HKD100-200

Bookings are preferred but you are welcome to just drop in.

Starts Wed 13 Sep 23 @ 1 pm in central. Link to ‘Event Calendar’ to find out more.

Chris Dudgeon

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Men’s Support Group: Dealing with Life Changes

A supportive environment for men about to enter a life transition following a major life event. For example, following a loss or other forms of ending. Or towards a new identity such as marriage, fatherhood, career change, spiritual awakening or another way of living. The uniting factor is that participants want to change better than they have in the past. One free 90-minute one-to-one assessment with Chris. Note, all participants must undergo this assessment.

To book an assessment or find out more WhatsApp or call Chris on 5686 0353

 

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Elise Phillipson

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There will be a free 30-minute, online, one-to-one assessment with Elise before the start date, mandatory for all participants.

Therapy Venue: Glue, Wanchai

To book an assessment or find out more:

WhatsApp Elise on 9757 2591 or email elise.p.amindset@gmail.com

Menopause Support Group

Helping women to navigate biological changes and the physical and mental problems that arise from them.

This small counselling group is for women who are beginning or going through (Peri)Menopause and who want to understand, be ready for, accept and live with the changes happening while supporting each other in a kind and caring environment

The Small Group Therapy (Limited to 6 women) will be led by Elise Phillipson, a psychotherapist specialising in women’s mental health issues.

Topics to be covered are (Peri)menopause as a biological, social and psychological phenomenon with a number of implications:

The biology of (Peri)Menopause: medical treatment and psychological therapy, self-help practices.

The social aspect of (Peri)Menopause: The changing story of Self within society, finding a new place for oneself.

The psychology of (Peri)Menopause: Tackling self-stigmatisation, allowing for self-acceptance and self-actualisation.

Total Fees for 6 x 90mins weekly sessions:  HKD4,000

Starting Wednesdays: 17 May @ 7 pm  –  Fridays: 12 May @ 9:30 am

Megan Chang

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Adolescent Support Group

Are you struggling to keep up with your academic expectation? Do you feel overwhelmed sometimes when schoolwork piles up? You don’t have to stress alone. Join our group therapy dedicated to teens facing academic stress. Through the discussion and activities, you will gain valuable insights including regulating difficult emotions and building up resilience to deal with academic challenges.

What you can obtain from the sessions:

  • Understand stress associated with your personality traits and coping styles.
  • Identify adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies.
  • Obtain study skills that can help you manage your workload more efficiently.
  • Find a school-life balance to thrive.