At Womankind, we have been providing group psychotherapy for almost twenty years.
Group psychotherapy offers women the opportunity to understand more about themselves and the way they relate to others.
Many women prefer group therapy to individual therapy because a group can offer a greater feeling of safety while knowing that others are in a similar situation as you can be comforting since some problems can make it seem like you are alone.
The groups offer longer term help than most of the counselling services. We ask that you’re willing to commit to attending the group for a minimum of 6 months.
Find out more about our fee-paying and low-cost/free groups:
Fee Paying Group Therapy
Our fee paying psychotherapy groups run weekly on Monday evenings (7.30pm-9pm) and Tuesday evenings (6pm-7.30pm) in central Bristol.
Before you join the group, you will have an assessment and around 3 or 4 one-on-one meetings with the group therapist. This is to allow new group members to feel known by the therapist to help transition into becoming a group member.
The initial individual assessment sessions are charged at £30 each, while the group sessions cost £20 per 1.5 hour weekly session.
If you would like more information about our groups, please get in touch with our helpline on 0117 916 6461 or 0345 458 2914, or our webchat via our helpline page.
Please note that women interested in joining group therapy cannot be receiving any other kind of psychological therapy intervention.
Subsidised Group Therapy
Our subsidised psychotherapy groups run weekly on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons in central Bristol.
You will need to live in Bristol and be unable to afford to pay for therapy yourself to join one of these groups. We may ask for a donation towards the cost of your sessions depending on what you can afford to contribute.
Please don’t worry if you can’t afford to make a donation as we can still help you.
Unfortunately, our free/ low-cost therapy services are in high demand and spaces in these groups come up only occasionally. However, our helpline service can provide you with ongoing support whilst you are waiting.
(Subject to funding, we sometimes offer short term, theme-focused groups)
If you would like more information about our groups, please contact our helpline on 0117 916 6461 or 0345 458 2914, or our webchat via our helpline page.
These groups are delivered at Womankind in central Bristol. Our premises are accessible with a ramp, lift, parking and accessible toilet (on ground floor). You can also tell us of any other access needs you have, so that we can ensure these are supported.
Our groups are open to all women. This includes those who identify as such in a significant way, including those who experience discrimination as women, for instance, trans women, intersex women, and non-binary people.
Our groups are open to women of all ages, cultures, sexualities, backgrounds and experiences.
Counselling and psychotherapy services are provided within the remit of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice.