Group counseling is where many people/ clients are attended to by one or more counselor at the same time. Individuals meet with other group members and one or two counselors to explore new ways of coping, behaving, and interacting with others. The members have a common goal/concerns
Why group counseling?
- Group counseling helps you realize you’re not alone. While it’s true that each of us is unique and may have unique circumstances, none of us is alone in our struggles. As Miller said, group therapy reduces isolation and alienation. It increases the sense that “we’re all in this together,” and normalizes suffering, she said.
- Group counseling facilitates giving and receiving support.members are actually encouraged to turn to each other for support, feedback and connection, instead of getting all of that from the clinician. The members also share their own experiences. And they share how they’ve navigated loneliness or overcome isolation, “offering hope, inspiration, encouragement, and sometimes suggestions.”
- Group counseling helps you find your “voice” .group counseling assists you in becoming aware of your own feelings and needs and expressing them
- Group counseling helps you relate to others (and yourself) in healthier ways.
Often people don’t understand why their relationships aren’t working, In the safe atmosphere of group therapy, members can get honest feedback from others who care about them to one degree or another
At Mount Kenya University we occasionally plan and hold group counseling mostly on the areas of HIV an AIDS, communicable diseases and academic mentorship