North London Group Therapy

Building Blocks: An 8-day Intermediate Groupwork Training


This 8-day training will take place in-person at North London Group Therapy, Holloway, and builds on the foundations of our Introduction to Therapeutic Groupwork course.


Taking place over 4 months, with up to 14 participants, the course will provide a mix of therapeutic groupwork theory, significant opportunities for supervised group facilitation practise and a reflective space to progress your own journey as a therapeutic group facilitator. 


Course content will include:


  • Setting up therapeutic groups and group formation
  • Fostering dialogue, contact and connection
  • Inter-personal group process
  • Addressing rank, difference and tackling oppression 
  • Dealing effectively with conflict, aggression, apathy and silence
  • Facilitator styles, choices, interventions, boundaries and use of self
  • Stages of group development, including ending well


The course will explore the factors needed for therapeutic groupwork to be emotionally responsive, reflective, stimulating and safe enough to be an effective intra- and inter-personal learning laboratory for group participants.  It will cover a range of group leadership possibllities, across different therapeutic settings and formats, from psycho-educational and brief work in groups to facilitating ongoing process or therapy groups.


The course is suitable for qualified counsellors and therapists and allied professionals who facilitate groups or plan to in the future, who have completed some basic training in therapeutic group work (such as an Introduction to Therapeutic Groupwork with Tim Foskett or an agreed equivalent).  


Tim Foskett is a group psychotherapist who has been working extensively with groups for over 30 years in a range of different contexts. He draws from humanistic, integrative, body-centred and psychodynamic models, and works creatively, interactively and responsively to the needs of the group.  Tim Foskett is an accredited Psychotherapist, a Relationship therapist, Trainer, Supervisor and 5 Rhythms™ dance teacher. He trained at City University, PHYSIS and Spectrum, within a Humanistic - Integrative framework, and more recently has been studying Modern Analytic Group Therapy. He is a director of North London Group Therapy, and currently runs several ongoing therapy groups including Therapy Therapy, a group for counsellors and therapists, and a fortnightly Supervision Group, Touchstone. He is particularly interested in supporting the application of therapeutic groupwork in a wide range of contexts. More info: 


Tim sees group therapy as a therapeutic art-form combining well-established principles of practice, with the artistry of the practitioner, interacting with the unique personality of each group. Consequently, almost anything can happen - welcome to the adventure!

2025 Dates

18/19 January

22/23 February

29/30 March

10/11 May


10.30 - 5.30 pm each day.


Cost: £1200 payable in instalments.

Booking details to follow.

Some concessionary places may be available please email