York Groupwork

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Group Psychotherapy

NB: Due to the current COVID 19 restrictions, all our therapy groups are now meeting for the time being via the Zoom.us portal.  The dates and times remain as below. We are continuing to offer consultations to those wanting to join the groups, so please feel free to contact us if you are interested. The groups will move back to their usual environment of the St Bedes Pastoral Centre once the current restrictions are lifted.

Block Groups

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.

York Groupwork offers two separate psychotherapy groups on a ‘block’ basis, conducted by highly experienced group psychotherapists,  Chris Holman and Ewa Wojciechowska.   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 Bede’s 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 2019-20, the remaining dates are:

  • 22 February
  • 14 March
  • 4 April
  • 25 April
  • 16 May
  • 13 June
  • 27 June
  • 10 July*
  • 11 July
  • 25 July

* Additional two Friday afternoon/evening sessions

Dates for 2020-21 are:

  • 12/09/2020
  • 26/09/2020
  • 24/10/2020
  • 14/11/2020
  • 05/12/2020
  • 09/01/2021
  • 23/01/2021
  • 20/02/2021
  • 13/03/2021
  • 27/03/2021
  • 24/04/2021
  • 15/05/2021
  • 05/06/2021
  • 19/06/2021
  • 02/07/2021*
  • 03/07/2021
  • 24/07/2021

* Additional two Friday afternoon/evening sessions

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

Fees

Fees are paid on the 1st of each month in advance by standing order, in installments of 1/12 of the total annual fee for a full year.

For the block groups, the fee is £1788 for a full year (payable as £149.00 per month). Participants starting or leaving part way through a year pay the same monthly installment, with their final account being calculated on leaving the group based on the actual number of group sessions during their membership.

Fees are subject to review and potentially a modest increase from March 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 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 are not involved clinically with the block therapy groups, but handle and signpost initial enquiries, manage the administration of room bookings and invoicing for fees etc.  Therapists work on a confidential basis, as outlined in our privacy policy.

Enquiries

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

Weekly Psychotherapy Group 

Christopher Davies and Sally King  offer a weekly psychotherapy group, meeting on a Monday evening from 7.15 till 8.45 pm at the St Bede’s Centre, 21 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ.

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

The fee is £1560 for a full year (payable as £130.00 per month). Participants starting or leaving part way through a year pay the same monthly installment, with their final account being calculated on leaving the group based on the actual number of group sessions during their membership.

There is a fee for the initial consultation for this group – details on application.

For further information or if you would like to arrange an initial appointment, please telephone Sally King on 01904-633996