Group Therapy

In collaboration with the (wonderful) Joshua Nolan Foundation, I hold a grief and loss therapy group that meets on Saturdays for 12 sessions. This current group ends in February 2024. A new group begins in March 2024.

What is the group for?

Any kind of loss that you’ve experienced. Loss is part of living so eventually we all experience it.

What brings you to the group may be shared with other group members and it may be different to some. Examples of loss that may have affected you include separation or divorce, estrangement, the end of a significant relationship including a friendship, the death of someone close to you through a long illness or a sudden and traumatic death, the loss of your good health, loss of employment, loss of identity, loss of home or culture, loss of religion. As you can see, loss presents in many forms and grief is a natural response to loss.

How does the group work?

The group meets fortnightly on Saturdays at 11am. The group is 1.5 hours long.

The group is ongoing and it is open to anyone who is 18+. This is not a drop-in group. Membership stays the same until someone leaves the group.

When someone leaves the group, a new person joins.

This is a relational group. This means that we are not restricted to speaking about grief and loss. We bring our whole selves to grief, so my co-facilitator and I consider it therapeutically appropriate to be able to bring ‘other’ issues into the group as well as to be able to speak to each other within the group about our impact on each other.

Minimum commitment is 12 sessions. Maximum attendance is for up to three years from the time you join.

This group has two facilitators, myself and a colleague who is also a qualified individual and group therapist.

The fee for the group is £20 per session, which is £40 per month because we meet fortnightly. For anyone who cannot afford the fee, there is a possibility the fee can be partially paid by the Joshua Nolan Foundation.

What next?

You can contact me now. In January and February we’ll start signing people up. And we’ll begin the group in March.

There is a light vetting process for this group because of the nature of the group and the commitment required.

If you wish to join, send me a message. I’ll confirm your interest and arrange for you to speak with either me or my colleague, Mengyao Yuan. One of us will have a phone chat with you to let you know more about the group and respond to any questions or concerns you may have. At that time, you can confirm that you do want to attend and we can confirm your suitability for the group.