s4c  Counselling Services

support for learning, growing and making changes within a safe environment

Current Groups:

MENtalk – A support group for men dealing with cancer, currently supported by the Waterside Cancer Support Centre, part of the Wessex Cancer Trust.

Waterside Cancer Support Centre Men’s Group
The group meets every month. However as a result of current COVID-19 restrictions we are not currently able to meet at the centre or in person. We look forward to being able to meet again in the near future, as soon as government lockdown restrictions are eased.
Location: The Grove, 25 St John’s Street, Hythe, SO45 6BZ
For more information please call 023 8178 0409.

MENtalk is a community of people with a similar diagnosis or situation coming together to share knowledge, encouragement, and experiences. Our male only support group could help you:
• Get peer support. You will have people who understand what you are experiencing
• Gain knowledge. The other participants may have suggestions about dealing with side effects, or suggestions for resources and providers
• Learn coping skills and gain the tools necessary to deal with stress and to better adjust to your changing situation
• Talk openly about your feelings and fears. It’s no secret that men often find it difficult to express themselves. Each group member will have the opportunity to talk openly and confidentially.

swan & cygnets IIWe are born into and find ourselves surrounded by groups and group relationships from the moment we take our first breath. In childhood these groups and relationships form around our families, neighbourhoods, environment, culture, schools, sports, clubs, interests, hobbies and so on.

Each one of these groups has their own unique identity and energy or ‘group dynamic,’ including flaws and dysfunctions, which imprint themselves on our lives, (life stories or scripts), as we digest and internalize them. The imperfections from these groups, particularly the earliest groups, can invariably hurt and scar (traumatize) us, and impede and obstruct us from being ourselves, and living to our fullest potential.

Until we heal these wounds and traumas, the groups and relationships that we create and surround ourselves with in our adult life, (with our own families, homes and work), will have the tendency to mirror and repeat these dysfunctions (patterns) of our childhood groups.

For information on New Therapy Groups please e-mail us at:
info@stories4change.com or call us on 01590 676755.

“Does group therapy help clients? Indeed it does. A persuasive body of outcome research has demonstrated unequivocally that group therapy is a highly effective form of psychotherapy and that it is at least equal to individual psychotherapy in its power to provide meaningful benefit.”
(Irvin Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Therapy.)