My psychotherapy career: Working in groups with gay and bisexual men

What challenges and rewards does group work present for those involved?

Benefitting from the support network of fellow social workers employed during the AIDs epidemic in the 80s to help gay men. UKCP psychotherapist Tim Foskett started his psychotherapeutic journey creating a group work program for Pace, a charity promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community. Tim then moved on to setting up his own groups supporting gay and bisexual men, as well as fellow psychotherapists.

In this episode he unpacks his career and reveals what inspired him to begin training. He also offers advice to those looking to do the same.

‘I think groups can be a very creative place to work. There’s something about bringing a collection of people together which is endlessly fascinating and endlessly different, there’s an unpredictability to it that I really enjoy.

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