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Postby sparkly_star » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:14 pm

I've just had my first counselling session and my counsellor reckons that group therapy would be a good idea for me. So I was just wondering if anyone's had group therapy? And what it's like.
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Postby loopylou » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:49 pm

Hey sparkly star, i just posted a message on your other post about group therapy.

Just before xmas i finished my group counselling, and to be honest i was terrified before i went i didnt want to go i thought id look stupid id be intimidated that id feel daft etc etc, but once i was there i realised everyone is in exactly the same boat.

Everyone in the group youll be going to will feel exactly how you will about it, they will all be nervous so you wont be alone.
I think group counselling can sometimes help more than one to one in the way of helping you realise your not alone adn that other people feel like you do (thats how it helped me).
The counsellors are trained to include everyone (if your struggling to talk infront of everyone)..they should do it in a way that isnt too pressurising.
plus your there to help the others in the group to because your there to support each other.
It might also help you meet some friends, im still in touch now with 2 of the people from my group counselling, one whos 21, one year younger than me and one about my mums age but we all get on so well. we are even meeting up next week..and its been nice to have friends who understand what im feeling adn going through.
I think its a good idea to atleast try it out.
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Postby lilessexgal » Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:43 pm

hey iv never had it personally but i think it sounds like a really good idea! because then instead of talking to one person who (i know they help) but hasnt got the problem you can talk to lots of others who have and exchange thoughts and ideas! you may meet new friends aswell so you will feel alot happier! good luck :D :D
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Postby Enigma » Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:39 pm

You're studying drama aren't you sparkly_star? Group therapy can be akin to the activities you do.
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Postby sparkly_star » Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:42 pm

Enigma wrote:You're studying drama aren't you sparkly_star? Group therapy can be akin to the activities you do.


English actually, tho I did study drama at A Level... well performing arts anyway.
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Postby Enigma » Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:47 pm

Ahh, well group therapy will be akin to the group activities you did.

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Postby SugarRainbows » Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:02 pm

If your apprehensive then it may take a few sessions for you to feel comfortable but its worth a shot any way isnt it? You have nothing to loose. It will probably be just like a group of people discussing problems and their lives and struggles so you can get to give others advice too. :)
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Postby sparkly_star » Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:48 am

I guess so. And you're right there, I really do have nothing to lose.
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Postby SugarRainbows » Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:53 pm

so your gona give it a go hun? :D
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Postby sparkly_star » Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:07 pm

Yeah, but I gotta tell my counsellor and then she's gotta get on to the facilitator of the group and then I have to talk to her about it.
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Postby lilessexgal » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:03 pm

as long as it helps you then i think its a great idea! go for it!
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