News Latest news and stories Group counselling This 10-week group offers an opportunity to embark on a shared journey, learning more about how you relate to others, enhancing awareness, and experimenting with being and behaving differently in a safe and supportive setting. There can be a great benefit to sharing difficult and painful life experiences with others. Being heard and recognised in therapy can be liberating, empowering and can lead to feeling less isolated. The group experience enables this to take place in a wider context than individual therapy. You may be or have been in individual therapy and now want to explore being in a group. Sitting alongside individual therapy, group therapy can offer a complementary experience and a group may be your first experience of therapy. Working within a flexible structure, Gary will draw on gestalt therapy, psychodrama action methods, creativity, journal writing and mindfulness practice. Taking a positive view of human potential, Gary aims to work through affirming individual strengths and resources, and will draw on these to explore the potential for change in a lively, encouraging and creative way. Gary Smith is a psychotherapist, supervisor and experienced group facilitator with over 30 year’s involvement in personal development work with both individuals and groups, including working with people with learning disabilities, adults on the autistic spectrum, an arts worker in mental health projects, teaching in further education and as a freelance community artist. Gary has trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Community Theatre, Psychodrama Psychotherapy and Supervision. He is committed to his own creative and personal development, has practised meditation for many years, and is a founder member of a Playback Theatre company. Gary abides by the code of ethics of UKCP, BPA, and BACP. Gary's next available group sessions will commence on 29th August 2022. Please stay in touch with our office or check this web page for any further updates. Please see our flyer for more information.