York Groupwork

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

Group Psychotherapy

York Groupwork offers two separate psychotherapy groups on a ‘block’ basis, conducted by highly experienced group psychotherapists,  Chris Holman and Ewa Wojciechowska.

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.

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


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.


The 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

(Friday evening date to be confirmed)

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


Fees are paid on the 1st of each month in advance by standing order on the basis of a 50-group year. The fee for 2018-19 payable as £139.00 per month and is subject to 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.

The group runs 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. Group members are requested to give at least three block days notice of their intention to leave the group.


York Groupwork Ltd. staff members are not involved clinically with the group, but handle and signpost initial enquiries, manage the administration of room bookings and invoicing for fees etc.


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