At first, the idea of taking part in group therapy can seem intimidating. Share your story and thoughts with strangers can feel scary. But group therapy, in which a Butterflies counsellor leads a small group of up to 8 people, can be very helpful - and after attending their first session, the vast majority of children found they loved it.
Our groups generally meet once a week for an hour and a half. How much people want to reveal about themselves is very individual, but there's security in knowing that what’s said in group, stays in group.
Hearing from others with similar issues can helps you and your child see that you’re not alone in facing challenges - many children and young people experience a sense of relief. Hearing how other people deal with their problems can be very encouraging for them.