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What is it? 

The Connections Counselling group consists of 10 weekly sessions. Each session lasts for two hours. This group will provide safe and supportive environment to explore experiences involving other people, and help you make positive changes in how you relate to people in your life. To achieve this, we will provide psycho-education and you will be invited to engage in various activities, such as creative work, reflections and discussion.

What does the programme involve?

  • Managing your emotions
  • Relationship patterns
  • Bullying and assertiveness
  • Nurturing relationships and dysfunctional relationships
  • Communication with others
  • Restoring your relationship with yourself


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How will this help me? 

This group is for you if you have difficulties with some of your relationships, maintaining relationships, or problematic patterns in relationships with other people. You will have mild to moderate depression or low mood. You will need to be motivated to break repetitive patterns of behaviour and set healthy boundaries. You are expected to open up about your feelings, and listen to others. In the first session we will agree ground rules in order to make the group a ‘safe space’ for exploration. 

The group is not suitable for you if you:

  • Use drugs, alcohol or self-harm to cope
  • Have a history of trauma likely to be triggered during group exercises
  • Are highly socially anxious
  • Believe your difficulties are due to external factors alone
  • Have a specific problem, like OCD, health anxiety, bipolar
  • Have a large degree of instability in your life

Who runs the sessions?

Two Counsellors who are trained to listen to you and help you deal with difficult thoughts and feelings you may have by trying to understand from your frame of reference. For more information about a Counsellor click here.


How do I access this?  

Click here to self refer or call 0300 302 1313

To ensure you access the right treatment the team will arrange an assessment screening appointment with you these usually take around 50 minutes and they are completed over the phone.

When and Where?

Coming soon...