Group Analysis

Group Analysis is a form of psychotherapy where members meet in a small groups, normally with between 4 and 8 members, to talk about the problems that are troubling them.

Problems Group Analysis can deal with

Group Analysis is used widely across the NHS to address many different types of difficulty. It is particularly helpful for:
• personal relationship issues
• feelings of loneliness and isolation
• anxiety and depression
• workplace stress
• bullying at work or in other areas of your life
• improving self confidence
• feeling that life has lost its meaning

New group starting in January 2017

I am currently interviewing people to join a new group, meeting in Leeds City Centre on Thursday evenings. This group meets weekly, for forty groups per year and costs £140 per month.

Before deciding to join the group I meet with you individually to talk about what kinds of help you need, and whether a group is likely to be helpful for you.

You can find out more about the group by emailing me () or ringing me (07817 089352).

More about Group Analysis

• We are all members of groups, including family groups, work groups, and community groups. Problems can develop in one or more of these.
• Therapy in a group is a powerful resource and support in making sense of in your life and making changes.
• Group Analysis focuses on your relationships as the main way to understand you and your difficulties.
• Group members support and learn from each other
• Your group will provide a safe space to try out new ways of behaving and relating.
• Group Analysis is based on the understanding that underlying causes of difficulties are linked with your past and present social environment and experiences. This is best addressed in a group, where the relationships between the members themselves can help in understanding the difficulties you face in the rest of your life.

How Group Analysis Works

Everyone joins a group with their own individual problems. Most people find there are common themes between their difficulties and those of other group members.

Your therapy will come from the conversations you have with other members of the group, as you share experiences in a confidential and respectful space. The group is a place where you can think about your experiences and give and receive feedback from others.

Chris Powell

I have over twenty years’ experience as a psychotherapist and group analyst in the NHS, the independent sector, and in private practice. For 10 years I was Head of Psychological Therapies at The Retreat in York, running its Outpatient Services at The Tuke Centre. I am a senior group analyst trained and accredited by the Institute of Group Analysis, and recognised as having sufficient experience and expertise to provide therapy to other trainee analysts.

I teach, train and supervise other group analysts, psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors in Leeds, Manchester, York and London.

I am accredited as a psychotherapist and supervisor by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).


Professional Training and qualification

  • Member United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Approved Supervisor United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Member of Institute of Group Analysis
  • Institute of Group Analysis Training in Supervision
  • Postgraduate Certificate Group Psychotherapy
  • Midlands Course in Group Work and Family Therapy
  • BA Psychology and Philosophy