Facilitation of Support Groups

Anyone at times could feel lonely and isolated with unusual, difficult, or upsetting circumstances - for example a health condition, the experience of caring for someone, being a younger or older person, belonging to a particular social group. At such times, it may be helpful to meet and speak with others who have a similar experience.

A support group is a weekly, fortnightly or monthly gathering of people with a shared experience. It is an opportunity for you to tell others what it is like for you to live with your situation, and to hear from others what it is like for them to live with their own. Support groups often find external facilitation helpful. And all support groups can run into difficulties at some point. When this happens, an experienced facilitator may help the group find its way forward again.

Some members of The Guild have extensive experience of setting up and providing facilitation of support groups within the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Members offering Facilitation of Support Groups

Bridgement, Julia

36 Blackmile Lane
Northants NN7 1JR
Tel: 01933 663034
Email: juliabridgment@blackmile.co.uk

Gray, Kati

30 Skelton Road
London E7 9NJ
Tel: (020) 84718016

Hamer, Neil (staff support groups)

42 The Mall
Carisbrooke Road
Isle of Wight
East and West Sussex
Hampshire PO30 1BU
Tel: 01983 760724
Personal website: www.neilhamer.co.uk

Jones, Ruth E. (individual and group)

The Riverside Practice
45 Layfield Road
Kent ME7 2QY
Tel; 01634 855807
Mobile: 07913 100091
Email: ruth@ruthejones.co.uk 
Personal website: www.psychoanalyticpractice.co.uk

Nicholson, Liz

9, Belmont Road
North Devon EX34 8DR
Tel: 01271 864003
Email: Liznicholson43@hotmail.com

Revelli, Simona (individual and group)

South London Practice
SW2 - Brixton/Herne Hill
Tel: 07944758805
Email: simonarevelli@btinternet.com
Personal website: www.simonarevelli.co.uk

Stevenson, Stuart

Flat 3 
49 St Johns Villas
London N19 3EE
Tel: 0207 281 8473 
Mobile: 07946321451
Email: ssteven301@aol.com 
Personal website: www.drstuartstevensonpsychotherapist.co.uk