York Groupwork

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Group Psychotherapy

York Groupwork offers two separate psychotherapy groups on a ‘block’ basis, conducted by highly experienced group psychotherapists,  Chris Holman and Ewa Wojciechowska.   Additionally, Christopher Davies and Sally King offer a weekly psychotherapy group, meeting on a Monday evening (starts Spring 2019).

Psychotherapy groups are open to anyone who is interested in an intensive group therapy experience, including current Diploma year students for whom participation meets our recommendation that Diploma students undertake personal therapy.

The ‘block’ model is a very cost-effective way of accessing psychotherapy for personal or professional development, making it easier for those travelling from outside York to attend.

Venue

The groups currently meet in central York at the St Bedes Centre, 21 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ. The venue is a few minutes walk from York Railway Station. Free parking is also provided on a Saturday.

Dates

The block groups take place over 3 sessions on 16 Saturdays per year with one occasion when there are two groups on the preceding Friday evening. Each group session lasts one and a half hours. For 2018-19, the dates are:

  • 8 September
  • 29 September
  • 27 October
  • 17 November
  • 15 December
  • 5 January 2019
  • 19 January
  • 9 February
  • 23 February
  • 16 March
  • 6 April
  • 4 May
  • 25 May
  • 15 June
  • 29 June
  • 20 July

Additionally, there are two further groups on Friday 28 June, taking place at 17.00 and 19.00, making a total of 50 group sessions throughout the year.

Structure of the day – first group 10.00 – 11.30; second group 12.00 – 13.30; third group 14.30 – 16.00.

The weekly group meets over forty sessions per year, with Spring, Summer and Winter breaks.

Fees

Fees are paid on the 1st of each month in advance by standing order on the basis of a 50-group year.

For the block groups, the fee payable for 2018-19 is £139.00 per month; for the weekly group, the fee payable for 2018-19 is £130.00 per month.

Fees are subject to review and potentially a modest increase from August each year.

Joining and leaving the Group

The group conductor will offer an individual consultation appointment to those interested in joining the group for which a fee of £80 is payable to York Groupwork Ltd.  For the weekly group, prior to the start of the group, the initial consultation is free of charge.

The groups run on a long term, ‘slow open’ basis where group members stay for as long as they wish and when there is a space new members can join. Block group members are requested to give at least three block days notice of their intention to leave the group.

Confidentiality

York Groupwork Ltd. staff members are not involved clinically with the block groups, but handle and signpost initial enquiries, manage the administration of room bookings and invoicing for fees etc.  The weekly group conducted by Sally King and Christopher Davies operates outside the framework of York Groupwork Ltd. but the therapists work on a confidential basis.

Enquiries

For further information or if you would like to arrange an initial appointment for any of the groups, please telephone Sally King on 01904-633996 or contact us.