There are no strangers here;
Only friends you haven't yet met.
-- William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1938)
Sometimes one can feel frightened and alone while the strain of seemingly insurmountable obstacles take a stranglehold upon one's life. During such times establishing a meaningful connection with others who truly understand what you are going through can help. At Pacific Health Counselling & Consulting, you can expect to work with a therapist who is well versed in group dynamics and able to create a warm, safe and trusting environment that will be conducive to your healing process.
Group counselling may not be appropriate in certain situations; however, many individuals have found this form of psychotherapy to be most liberating and affirming. Group counselling has proved to be advantageous for individuals suffering from a variety of conditions, such as trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Group counselling can help if you are experiencing distress or are having difficulty functioning in social, occupational or other important areas of your life.
Group counselling is a powerful, cost-effective and widely used form of psychotherapy. Indeed, an impressive body of outcome research attests to its effectiveness and indicates that group counselling is comparable to individual psychotherapy in terms of its enduring and beneficial effects upon clients. Group counselling may be used in tandem with individual counselling, or it may be undertaken as the sole means for effecting therapeutic change.
If you are thinking about group counselling but are not sure whether this approach is suitable for you, then we encourage you to see us for a brief consultation. During this initial consultation you will have the opportunity to meet your therapist and discuss whether group counselling will be appropriate for you.