Group Therapy

WHAT IS GROUP THERAPY

Group therapy is similar to family therapy, but where it differs is in the group, individual members may not know each other at all but share the same issue. The therapist would work on this particular issue in the group that everyone is experiencing. By doing this, the individual member shares their issues and the therapist will encourage the group to talk to one another about what it is like for them to be facing this issue and what coping strategy they are using or would like to use. The therapist will facilitate the group, in doing this, other members can learn from each other.
It is essential that during family or group therapy, each member’s opinion should be listened to and respected; all members will have an equal amount of time to speak so it is important to let the other person talk without being impolite

Points to Note and Understand
• A referral assessment form needs to be completed and emailed back to us before the session commences
• A full session will not be provided if you do not attend your appointment on time, but full fee will apply
• For your first session, confirmation on attending your appointment before 24 hours of your appointment is necessary
• There will be a group agreement on the boundaries and confidentiality within the group. You may need to sign to say you agree with this agreement
• A brief assessment will be carried out in the group by asking the individual members to discuss the basic concerns that individuals are facing
Introduction for Therapy
• Prior to commencing therapy, you have the opportunity to receive an introduction to family therapy free of charge for ten to fifteen minutes by telephone
Supervision
• In accordance with SEVA policy, our therapists are in regular supervision to ensure that they are providing effective professional service and that good practice is maintained and enhanced for the well-being of the client
• Confidentiality will be maintained at all times

Guidance

• Each session is one and a half hour’s duration
• A review will take place after the sixth session
• You will be asked to complete an evaluation form once your sessions come to an end, this will enable us to better our service

Confidentiality

• Confidentiality will be maintained, however we will review this if we have cause for concern for the safety and welfare of an individual or others
• If this does occur, we will attempt to continue with the sessions
• Any form of verbal or physical aggression towards the therapist will not be tolerated, emergency service will be called, i.e. the police and names and contact details will be given. This will be done automatically without informing you

What happens if a Client is not comfortable with their Session?

• If you are not comfortable with the sessions, this should be discussed with your therapist during your session time, in order for a mutual agreement to be reached as to the way forward

Where will the Sessions take place?

• Sessions will take place at the agreed premises

APPOINTMENTS

How to make Appointment?
• Appointments will be made in the session. The first session appointment will be made by the referrer
• If you are unable to attend an appointment, you should contact the referrer
Cancellations / Reschedule
• Must be made four hours prior to the appointments otherwise a fee will apply and the referrer must be contacted to do this
What happens if the Therapist Cancels?
• The therapist will give you 24-hour notice in advance for cancellation either by telephone or text message, except in exceptional circumstances, i.e. where it becomes beyond the therapist’s control

How much does it Cost?

Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer and Paypal Payments

Groups (up to 6 members)
Standard
£85
Hour

First Session £90

Cancellation/ Reschedule Fee

Cancellation/ Reschedule Fee for not cancelling before 4 hours of appointment time - £35

Clients Benefits

If you decide to commence group therapy you agree to follow the guidelines above. If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to Contact us