The purpose of the group is for members to address their concerns and make positive changes in their lives. Moreover, they gain a sense of belonging and acceptance by being part of a group of other people who have the same experiences and seeing that what they are going through is universal and that they are not alone.
What will I gain if I join?
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.
Group therapy can help in many ways:
Q & A
How much can I share within the group?
Confidentiality is an important part of the ground rules for group therapy. From meeting one we work on building Trust between each other, because groups work best where there is open and honest communication. Group members will start out as strangers, but in a short amount of time, you'll most likely view them as a valuable and trusted source of support.
What is the goal of the Therapy Group?
The first and foremost goal is for each member to gain a greater understanding of himself or herself and deal with their own struggles. However, we have a common goal as well: group cohesiveness and mutual support and healing.
Who is facilitating the group?
The group is facilitated by a trained therapist. She makes sure the group follows the standard rules and the members respect each other during the process. At the same time, she provides the practical tools so that the members can start building new skills and deal with their struggles. Find more about the facilitator here.
Is group therapy enough?
Many people find it's helpful to participate in both group therapy and individual psychotherapy. Participating in both types of psychotherapy can boost your chances of making valuable, lasting changes. If you've been involved in individual psychotherapy and your progress has stalled, joining a group may jump-start your personal growth.
Contact me HERE for details and feel free to share some of your concerns before joining the group.
About our meetings
We meet once a week for two hours, and even though all of our situations are different, we work together to provide the support we need and empower each other to remain strong through this process.
Bring only your concerns, questions, open minds and warm hearts!
Useful Information & Registration
FEES: First meeting: 40€ - 60€ monthly membership (two meetings) after registration .
PLACE: The Hague - Leiden
NO OF PARTICIPANTS: 8 max. - REGISTER NOW
**Your presence means a lot to other people who are counting on your support, so please join us only if you feel attending almost every meeting.**
"You are not broken. You are breaking through. "
What other members said
"I've recently joined a new Support Group. I didn't know what to expect but each time I have been, I've noticed that there is a healing 'energy' in the room. People share their stories and situations in a safe way. It's a small intimate group, it feels good to have a window to share with others travelling a similarly difficult journey. Vassia who facilitates holds the group in a very talented way. She gives home exercises that are really causing me to be brave and deepen the process of acceptance."
(M., from the Divorce Support Group-Leiden)
"Vassia is a skillful, caring, empathetic and assertive counselor.
With her energy and her endless will to help, the support group exceeds our expectations."
(J., from the Divorce Support Group-Leiden)