The confidentiality of the client is most easily maintained in individual therapy.
The client receives one-on-one attention from the therapist, and this allows the therapist to be very thorough in understanding the specific problems of the client and in developing an individualized approach to helping the client.
The level of analysis and treatment can be much more intense and comprehensive in individual therapy compared to group therapy.
The pace of the therapy can be tailored to the specific client. It can be sped up in cases where clients can handle more focused and intense interventions, or it can be slowed down in cases where clients need time to adjust and move slowly.
Benefits of Group Therapy :
Group therapy assures individuals that they are not alone and that other individuals share similar problems and struggles.
Group therapy offers the opportunity to both receive support from others and to give support to others. Both of these notions are important in treatment. Receiving support from others is part of the bonding or therapeutic alliance that occurs in groups, whereas giving support to others allows for growth and learning.
Group therapy allows individuals to develop self-awareness by listening to others with similar issues.
Sharing one’s experiences with others with similar problems is often itself therapeutic.
Group therapy provides a broad safety net for individuals who may otherwise be hesitant to discuss their feelings, perceived weaknesses, etc.
Individuals in group therapy can gain insight from other individuals who have gone through similar experiences.
Online group therapy offers access to mental health treatment to people in rural or remote areas.
Group therapy is typically less expensive than individual therapy.
Benefits of Courses:
You can move through courses at your own pace and convenience
Suitable for a schedule that makes attending individual or group sessions difficult
A cost effective alternative to regular counselling
Offers access to mental health treatment to people in rural or remote areas.
You save the cost of commute time or the requirement of taking time off work to attend in-person sessions.