East End Group Therapy Practice

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a process which helps patients understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. It differs from other therapies in aiming for deep seated change in personality and emotional development. The therapeutic task is often to recognise patterns and gain insight into what drives people into unhelpful patterns and often destructive cycles.

People who often came first to see us individually are now joining our groups in growing numbers. Group Analytic Psychotherapy-our main modality- is a multidimensional democratic way of treatment. It has a great long standing tradition in the United Kingdom and all over Europe. A slightly modified version is one of the leading treatment methods in North and South America. In group therapy we emphasise opportunities for interpersonal learning and improving the capacities for emotional relatedness through understanding the role of interpersonal difficulties, both in terms of early life events and contemporary interactional patterns. It is a treatment with an integrative model, because it provides an opportunity for people to gain insight, self-awareness, and behavioural skill and practice. It synthesises cognitive, emotional and behavioural elements.

Our aim in groups and individual therapies is to support people into gaining more maturity. Our inclusion criteria besides other things is identification of and willingness to address interpersonal and relational difficulties associated with depression, dysthymia, anxiety disorders or personality difficulties.