Support Group

HAPPIER BICESTER: FREE PSYCHOTHERAPY PROGRAMME

An innovative new therapy programme for adults in Bicester and the surrounding area who would like to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

The programme consists of 2x individual, one-to-one therapy sessions and 8x therapeutic group sessions.

As part of the programme, you’ll be able to:

  • Speak about your worries, difficulties and problems

  • Explore the impact of unconscious thoughts and feelings

  • Consider things from different perspectives

  • Develop self-awareness and resilience

  • Improve interaction with others and social confidence

  • Make positive changes in your life

  • Get support and encouragement

  • Reduce anxiety and increase wellbeing

Each programme is limited to 8 people to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share their experiences and make progress in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.

The programme is expected to be extremely popular so early booking is recommended.


 

DATES

One-to-one sessions will be arranged individually, with groups taking place as follows:

Monday afternoons, 2:30-3:45pm, face-to-face at Langford Village Hall, Nightingale Place, Bicester OX26 6XX
Dates: 26 September, 3 October, 10 October, 17 October, 31 October, 7 November, 14 November & 21 November (no session on 24 October)

Wednesday evenings, 7-8:15pm, online via Zoom
Dates: 28 September, 5 October, 12 October, 19 October, 2 November, 9 November, 16 November & 23 November (no session on 26 October)

 

COST

This therapy programme (of 2 individual and 8 group sessions) is offered FREE (or for a small donation/contribution), thanks to support from LD Therapy and FLTR Coffee’s Generosity Grant.

The programme is expected to be over-subscribed so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.

 

FAQS

WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THE THERAPY PROGRAMME?

Anyone (aged 18+) is welcome to join this therapy programme, whether you have a mental health problem or just want to work on your wellbeing generally. On booking a place, Laura will have a brief conversation to check you'll be able to participate safely. There's no specific criteria for joining, and it doesn't matter whether or not you've had therapy before.

WHEN ARE THE INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS?

Every participant will have two individual therapy sessions (up to 50 minutes each) - one before the group sessions, and one after. The dates/times for these will be arranged individually for each person, and will take place either online, by phone or in-person in Langford Village.

DO I HAVE TO SPEAK IN THE GROUP SESSIONS?

You can speak as much or as little as you like during group sessions. Group therapy is a proven and effective form of counselling, where even just listening to others has a positive impact. However, many people find they benefit most when they share their experiences and join in with group conversations.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN IN THE PROGRAMME?

The therapy programme will help you improve your mental health, boost your mood and live more positively. It will also enable you to explore your worries/problems, improve relationships with others and consider the unconscious meanings of your thoughts and feelings.

WHAT ARE THE INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS FOR?

The first individual session will help you think about your mental health and what you'd like to get out of the therapy programme. The second session will allow you to reflect on what you've gained from the programme and consider whether any further support or therapy may be needed.

WHO IS LEADING THE PROGRAMME?

All sessions will be led by experienced psychotherapist, group facilitator and happiness facilitator, Laura Duester. Find out more about Laura here.

 
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