Group counseling is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people who are coping or recovering from an issue, meet under the guidance of a professional, trained therapist who facilitates emotional processing for the members of the group. Group members are encouraged to share their experiences which help members see that what they are going through is universal and that it helps to share their journey. Bangkok Psychological Services provides group counseling sessions for persons seeking therapy and support in a group of people with similar problems. Group counseling sessions are offered on a short-term (3-6 months) basis, often in closed and small group format, for pre-selected members. Some examples of individuals who could benefit from group psychotherapy are women with postnatal depression, adults with ADHD, and persons with addiction to alcohol, the Internet, or sex, as well as those with weight management issues.
BPS also offers specialized group therapy that can be a meaningful addition to individual therapy or is beneficial on its own, such as the Grief Recovery group.
Grief Recovery Group:
This consists of 12-week group sessions on Mondays from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. This group is for adults and will explore strategies for coping with intense emotions, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. This is also an experiential group where members use creative and engaging means of processing their experience. Cost is 1,000 Baht per session. All participants are requested to pay for the group in packages of four (4) sessions.
If your particular concern is not on this list, you can still call BPS at 6684-239-1569. It is very likely that there is a counselor in the team who has knowledge, skill, and experience in that area.