• Sally Turberville Smith is a welldoing.org transpersonal Integrative therapist working with individuals, couples and small groups

  • She explains why in her experience groups can be such a special place for psycho-education and interpersonal learning

For me there is no doubt that therapy works best when it is a shared collaborative enterprise. It has been my experience as both a participant and facilitator of groups that there is something ‘extra’ that is experienced by everyone when they come together in a co-created psychological and physical space. Whether it is to share, to listen, to validate or to celebrate there is always a space to just ‘be’ and a space to explore how you relate to others and by extension the world around you.

Group therapy is also a lot more affordable than individual therapy and very often you learn much more about yourself and especially how others see you than is normally the case in one to one work.

The pandemic has perhaps made many of us question how we are best able to live in harmony with ourselves, with one another and with the natural world. A women’s circle or a support group offers us an opportunity to connect with others, to be physically present with others and to give and receive. The circle reminds us that we are all part of the interconnected whole.

Sally is running a women’s therapy group in Willesden Green for five Saturdays from Saturday 2nd October to Saturday 30th October 2021.

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm. Fee: £125 payable in advance.

For more details and to book your place (maximum seven women) message Sally via her profile here.

Further reading

Why women should get angry

Middle-aged women: ignored or liberated?

My mission to get more women outdoors and on adventures

Womanhood: talking to women about their vulva made me angry for the first time