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ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPS
Ongoing group container for reflection, collaboration, and inspiration
1.5-hr sessions of guided self-reflection & group time
2x groups a month
5-7 therapists (closed group so you get to know each other)
"I have not regretted joining this group for a second,
and see it as one of the most valuable investments
for sustaining my work. "
I'm a psychotherapist based in Scotland working fully online. I support clients long term, working with relational trauma and reparative attachment. I keep my practice slow and steady. Finding how I work best with clients, and being honest about my capacity, I've found ways to work with my rhythm rather than in spite of it. Having a neurodivergent brain, chronic health and pain issues are factored into my capacity and patterns- and this often changes. I'm really invested in supporting other therapists to find their own pace/structure to make their work sustainable and meaningful. I love connecting therapists in groups - like this one!
I believe our lived experiences, innate ways of relating, and our humanity make us the right therapists for our clients. Let's welcome the mess and work with it.
INTRODUCING THE GROUP
I imagine if you’re reading this, you’re a therapist who is wanting to do things slightly differently. You’re feeling the wear and tear of your role caring for others at work, in your life, while somehow also trying to care of yourself. Maybe you miss being amongst other therapists like during training years, you’re finding yourself more isolated and going through the motions, or you’re needing to carve out space and time to be more creative with your life and your practice but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you need space to remember who you are. Maybe you feel at a shift within your practice, and/or in your life, and need to be known for who you're becoming.
I welcome you to give yourself permission to do things differently with other humans trying to do the same. Let yourself be collectively-cared-for in a set chunk of time in you diary, so you have space to think, dream up, and move closer towards what you’re longing for within your business and/or wider life within community. A space to check-in and reevaluate amongst people who get it. A space to rest. A space to be seen and heard so you can see yourself better. Space to know what's really possible for you.
And even better, all of this is built into your diary twice a month with no surging deadline. Just space for you. Over and over. However you are feeling- the group will be there to welcome you in.
My goal is for you to come away feeling more connected to you: your energy, patterns, humanity, goals... and to use what comes up to move forward with more intention and gentle accountability. May you become familiar with all parts of yourself and meet new parts too: the creative, the business person, the healer, the educator, the supporter, and the part who needs support, too.
May you find clarity and alignment in good company.
May the pattern of being known in good company create something new for you.
"Even over Zoom, I find myself sinking into the time together, and I am so grateful for all the moments of deep connection and shared understanding that this group gives."
This group space will give you:
Time to think through your practice, how you're working, what you need support with, all while centring your humanity to create sustainable patterns for yourself... with other folks trying to do the same.
Some themes we will cover:
Honoring space for our creativity as a counterbalance to heaviness
Centring our humanity in our daily lives/work for ongoing sustainability
Finding our personal recipe for what types of support we need
Identity exercises to check in with all parts of you
Who we were then, are now, and who we hope to become
Seasonal, cyclical, and slow living as internal and external resources
The many things we juggle in the background while showing up for others
"Taylor has a gentle and uplifting energy, and I appreciate her flexibility and adaptability to our changing needs. We usually take time to journal and reflect on a theme, but if a member of the group needs to bring a particular issue or dilemma, there is always space for that too."
WHAT THE 1.5 HRS WILL BE LIKE
Introvert and extrovert friendly group set up... you'll get a mix of sensory needs!
You'll have space to be within a group, as well as time for your own silent reflections.
20 minute collective group time
30 minute guided, quiet self-reflection (off camera, muted!)
- 10 min mini comfort break-
30 minute group time to collectively end
I facilitate, create themes, manage the flow and pacing of our group, and adjust according to the group's needs. No group is ever exactly the same, yet the ritual will be guided, agreed upon, and familiar. Hopefully, you'll leave feeling closer to yourself and a set of other lovely humans.
~20 minute group time to collectively begin
~30 minute group time to collectively end
Each session will begin and end within reflective group space. We will check in with how we are doing and what we are bringing into the session so we can show up with all parts of us welcomed. Free-form group space takes up about half of each meeting, to allow everyone to know each other and collaborate. Each session I check in if anyone needs anything in particular- practice help, advice, support- you name it, the group will be there. We will acknowledge the theme of the week before moving into quiet reflection time during a self-exploration exercise lead by me.
GUIDED SELF-EXPLORATION EXERCISES
Quiet, personal reflection time to be guided through different reflective exercises with writing, drawing, or whatever medium suits you. What comes up for you is personal and sharing happens when you want to offer something. These 30ish minutes your camera will be off off and you'll be on mute. Fully make yourself comfortable and engage with the prompts in whatever way suits you that day. You'll have a mini comfort break after, and then group space to discuss any reflections, set backs, or feelings that came up and also have the privilege of witnessing and supporting another's process.
WHAT YOU'RE GETTING & MEMBERSHIP COST
- 2 group sessions per month
1.5 hours each in your diary
- Ongoing commitment from the group and as a group
- Journalling reflection exercises
- Intimate small group support
- Group support, guidance, and the general magic of a group becoming cohesive!
- AND always a 30 min 1:1 intro with me before the new group starts together.
Cost- £75 per month
I try to keep the cost at 1-2 therapy sessions/ per monthly membership.
If finances are an issue, please contact me to ask about reduced fee space.
WANT TO JOIN IN?
We'd love to have you!
Reflections from the past and present group members:
I joined one of Taylor's groups over a year ago as I started taking steps towards private practice work. I have not regretted that decision for a second since, and see it as one of the most valuable investments for sustaining my work. Taylor puts so much thoughtful consideration into the different elements involved; how the group gathers and flows, as well as holding space for whatever anyone may need on a particular day. It is a lovely mix of connection with others and self reflection, and what Taylor has created really is unique beyond supervision or personal therapy. Even over Zoom, I find myself sinking into the time together, and I am so grateful for all the moments of deep connection and shared understanding that this group gives.
"I have been a member of Taylor’s support group for a bit more than a year now. It has been a warm, inspiring and welcoming space. I joined this group because I wanted to connect with like-minded colleagues and take some time each month to pause and think about where I am in my private practice and generally in my life. Taylor has a gentle and uplifting energy, and I appreciate her flexibility and adaptability to our changing needs. We usually take time to journal and reflect on a theme, but if a member of the group needs to bring a particular issue or dilemma, there is always space for that too.
I highly recommend this group to any therapist looking for more support, community and inspiration."
When you’re running a private practice you are potentially spending a lot of time on your own. It’s been so beneficial to have like-minded colleagues to reflect and process with. The group gives us all time to focus on our work and life in general - it’s like taking a full and deep breath. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to join a group of therapists for support and time for you, then I really hope you reach out to Taylor for more information about this new group!