Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused in their lives. CoDA meetings are open to everyone who wants to work towards having a healthy relationship.
CoDA recognise co-dependency this as an inability to maintain healthy and nurturing relationships generally based on five major categories: denial, low self-esteem, compliance, control and avoidance. A full CoDA list of the CoDa patterns of characteristics and further details can be found at the CODA Patterns of Co-Dependency page here. Each CoDA meeting usually incorporates a collection to cover the expenses of the group (eg hire of the meeting room) but CoDA is non-profit making.
For more information about CoDA in Canterbury go to: http://www.coda-uk.org/index.php?page=Canterbury