Women’s Group Programme
Tanya Refson facilitates an in-depth group experience dedicated to women who have come to Charter, either for themselves or as part of a family seeking help, education and support.
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30pm Limited Numbers
Programme Description: This group will help you place your difficulties into perspective, so that you can consider what is going on in your life in a confidential and supportive setting. It is a group where you can air your anxieties and frustrations and gain useful insight and feedback from others. Being able to treat yourself with dignity and respect is vital for self-esteem and for health, and this group aims to guide you towards that, through compassionate acceptance of yourself. Supporting you in exploring what it is to be a woman in the world today in your many roles as wife, mother, as an in-law, sister, daughter, professional; as a person.
As women are often the primary caretakers, there will also be an emphasis on exploring your own experience of giving and receiving nurture and love, your relationship with yourself and with others, intimacy, co-dependency, self- care, healthy conflict and anger, boundaries and effective communication.
Structure: The Women’s Group sessions are held weekly at 15 Harley Street, W1G 9QQ on a Tuesday evenings between 6-7.30pm. The sessions are charged at £75 per group, paid 4 weekly in advance with a suggested commitment of at least 3-6 months to gain the most benefit from the experience.
JT (grateful addict – day care)
What makes Charter so special is the way Mandy works with the rest of the team, especially Clare in Tertiary, to create a complete picture of what you need and where you’re at on an almost second by second basis. I felt seen and heard. This made me feel safe enough to get on with the painful risks I needed to take in group to get properly well; the risks I’d spent a whole life avoiding.
ED (wife & mother)
I found the drama triangle and boundary work really useful and consequently I don’t ever feel that I am running on empty. I am kinder to myself. I have the tools now to avoid the pointless circular arguments and accusations that seemed to be an inevitable part of family life, consequently I am happier.
Maggie (Day Care)
Charter gave me my first real glimpse of freedom of my addiction and the will to face another day free of fear. Every single therapist brought their own particular stance into the rooms, and there was as much laughter as tears. We were all led by Mandy Saigari, the bravest and most intuitive people I have ever met. I can only say thank you.