Group counselling in the Centre involves a variety of groups with a wide range of specific goals. In order to meet different needs and offer support for people dealing with problems and difficulties in life, counselling Centres may implement a group counselling and/or psychotherapeutic approach.
Centres hold various group programs depending on capability and the need for them. Groups are usually professionally led, but can also be self-directed as well as self-help groups.
Treatment groups – groups for personal growth or change in clients
The purpose of treatment groups is to meet the socio-emotional needs of its members. Those can be the needs for personal growth and development, behavioural changes, socialisation, etc.
A central role in such groups is played by an expert group leader. Every group should have a well-defined purpose (clear reason for its formation), general goals shared by the group members, carefully planned and led group work through all stages of counselling.