I want to start a counselling practice - how?
This day will provide you with all the key information you will need to start a counselling practice. It will cover legal and ethical issues, supervision, self-employment and taxation, marketing, networking, and online presence.
Who is the workshop aimed at?
Counsellors about to start in private practice and trainees nearing the end of their course.
Presenter - Fiona Harvie, BSc, PGCE Dip Counselling, MCOSCA
My career started in education then led to technology in financial services. I originally decided to train as a counsellor as a means of serving my church and to improve my effectiveness as a manager at work.
After qualifying in 2014 I continued to volunteer in two church counselling centres gaining much more experience with more complex cases.
In 2016 I took an opportunity to retire from my job and I planned to start up a counselling practice. I spent a year researching and planning this step.
I opened my practice in September 2017 and have since provided help and advice to others starting out.
- 10:00-10:30: Introductions, aims, and objectives for the day, as well as learning outcomes
- 10.30-11:15: First things first. Planning, keeping on the right side of the law, risks and risk assessment, supervision
- 11:15-11:30: Break
- 11:30-12:00: Location, location
- 12.00-13:00: Tax doesn’t need to be taxing
- 13:00-14:00: Lunch
- 14:00-15:00: What am I worth? Legal entities, banking, taking payments, insurance
- 15:00-16:00: Marketing, directories, networking, websites, social media
More information at https://start-counselling-21-feb-20.eventbrite.co.uk
About Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable workshops to counsellors interested in CPD, anyone interested in self- development or considering a career in counselling. It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit www.greenwoodevents.co.uk for more information.