York Groupwork

"... a unique, flexible way of thinking about and working with groups .. "

Consultancy, Supervision & Training

We offer several ‘in-house’ services, tailored to your organisation’s needs, to support the professional development and effectiveness of both staff and volunteers:

Team ‘away days’

We have facilitated a range of these in different organisations. We will work with you to develop a constructive approach, even where there has been a history of conflict or a ‘troubled team’.

Regular staff support groups

A recommended approach in particular for those working with high risk or emotionally demanding client groups. York Groupwork’s current and recent clients include a specialist NHS trauma team, a charity telephone support team and multi-disciplinary teams within a psychiatric hospital in-patient setting.

Clinical supervision for those running groups or considering doing so

We offer membership of ongoing supervision groups at reasonable rates, available for those bringing both individual work and groupwork for supervision.

In-house training

We offer therapeutic groupwork training to teams, from brief sessions to full, accredited training. We have developed and delivered training workshops for several NHS Trusts, University Counselling services, third sector organisations and addictions services. A training day for a local NHS Trust was described variously as ‘very user friendly’, ‘good fun and energising’ and ‘thought-provoking, enjoyable and interesting’ by a mixed group of participants, including occupational therapists, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists.

Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.