Group psychotherapy is usually suggested by therapists for individuals whose difficulties lie mainly in navigating interpersonal relationships. Group therapy can be structured in numerous ways:
- Support groups for individuals dealing with the same issues – for instance eating disorders, substance abuse, issues of sexuality and intimacy, or grieving the loss of a loved one.
- Interpersonal issues that can range from work related problems to problems of intimacy.
- Single sex groups that deal with arrange of issues relevant to each gender.
The groups I currently run are geared to individuals whose insides and outsides don’t match up. What people say and do doesn’t match what they think and experience. The groups provide an opportunity for individuals to experiment with saying what they think even if it may be difficult to say or for others to hear.