By using this site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Read our Privacy Policy to find out more. Dismiss Message.

26th November 2014
Check today's news

» Home    » About Us    » Find Us    » Contact    

The Group Therapy Centre - Cambridge


About The Group Therapy Centre

 
Past
Established in 1969 by Ronald Spiers, Dr Ross Mitchell and Bill Lyntott, the Centre is one of Cambridgeshire’s oldest mental health charities. The St Columba Centre, as it was then known, was among the first to provide day care and social facilities for people discharged from Fulbourn Hospital. The idea of ‘patient power’ was  introduced - enabling people, with help from staff, to organise and manage their own care arrangements in ways that best suited them. The concept was far in advance of the times and is only just being rolled out in the NHS and local authorities over 40 years later.

Group therapy was introduced later as a proven therapeutic way to help members work through very complex material in aid of their recovery. Over time, as council-run day care centres were established by Cambridgeshire social services, the Centre concentrated its service provision solely on various types of applied group therapy. The Centre took referrals from GPs, mental health professionls and direct from the public.

Present
Today, the Group Therapy Centre offers a wide range of therapies, from traditional psychodynamic approaches including Group Analysis, to modern orientations like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  Trauma and Schema Focused therapies.

Staffed by qualified and highly experienced professionals, the Centre is recognised by the public and profession as a vital part of the ‘mental health mix’ in the region, and is one of the leading charitable providers of group therapies in the UK.

Here, people are seen fast, usually just a few days from initial contact; and between 80 and 100 members participate in different kinds of therapy groups each week.

The Group Therapy Centre is part of St Columba Foundation Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.
Company number 07263550, Charity number 1136632.





 

Contact The Centre

To contact the Centre, please call 01223 357221.
To book an Appointment, please click here. Alternatively, view our general contact details.

Our News Items


Group therapy in action: One person's account of how she was helped.

After more than 20 years with depression, Zoe Lewis thought she would simply have to put up with her illness. But a friend persuaded her to try group therapy. What happened next changed her life.