This is therapy in a small group (usually 6-8 people) that provides an alternative to individual therapy.  A group presents the opportunity to learn about ourselves through direct interaction with others, to understand the nature of group life, how and why we habitually take up certain roles and positions, and to directly practice new ways of relating. As a group therapist, my role is not only to help members understand their own experiences, but also to promote awareness of the group as a whole and foster the group’s capacity to nurture, heal and support the development of its own members.