Host: Mrs. Wini Minarapa Geddes
Group meets in:
Whakatane 3194
"E t? wahine m?. A group therapy session for wahine seeking acceptance of their values, virtues, ideas and aspirations. Creating counteractive strategies to manage any form of exploitation, injustice and wrongdoing. Encourage self-respect, courage and pride. Me aro koe ki ..."
0800 627 004 x29

Group meets in:
Whakatane 3194
"E t? wahine m?. A group therapy session for wahine seeking acceptance of their values, virtues, ideas and aspirations. Creating counteractive strategies to manage any form of exploitation, injustice and wrongdoing. Encourage self-respect, courage and pride. Me aro koe ki ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Bay of Plenty Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Bay of Plenty is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counsellor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Bay of Plenty are usually facilitated by a therapist or counsellor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Bay of Plenty allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Bay of Plenty can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.