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Encounter Group — Explore, Connect & Reflect

  • Lifetime Therapy 77 Lemon Street Truro, England, TR1 United Kingdom (map)

honesty, exploration, confrontation, heightened emotional expressiveness, and self-disclosure

Why Encounter?

Facilitated by Malachy Dunne and Simon Prest, this is a rare chance to be a member of an authentic encounter group. Limited to a maximum of 8 participants it will be an opportunity for exploration, connection with others and reflection.

“The groups are generally time-limited, often compressed into hours or days. They focus to a large extent on the here-and-now; they transcend etiquette and encourage the doffing of traditional social facades.

These groups value interpersonal honesty, exploration, confrontation, heightened emotional expressiveness, and self-disclosure.

The goals of a group are often vague. Occasionally they stress merely the provision of an experience - joy, entertainment, being turned on; but more often they implicitly or explicitly strive for some change - in behavior, in attitudes, in values, in life style, in self-actualization; or in one's relationship to others, to the environment, to one's own body. The participants are not generally labeled patients; the experience is considered not therapy but growth.”

— Irvin Yalom, from Group Therapy and the Encounter Group

Your Guides

Led by Malachy Dunne, who has over 10,000 hours experience of participation in therapeutic groups over nearly 40 years, this is an event for both qualified counsellors and counsellors in training.

In addition to the facilitators a trained counsellor will be in attendance. Please contact us if you would like to take part.


This event takes place at Lifetime Therapy, 77 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2PN (first floor, no lift).

Vegan or vegetarian lunch box options available and tea and coffee available throughout the day. Concessions are for students and unemployed people only.


from 80.00
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