Setting up in private practice
Setting up your own counselling private practice can be exciting but it can also be overwhelming in knowing where to start.
This full-day workshop is aimed at counsellors and psychotherapists who are contemplating or already in the process of setting up in private practice. It is also for more newly qualified counsellors who may be thinking of private practice in the future.
The day will equip you with a step by step plan of what you need to put in place before you start seeing clients. It is a practical workshop which includes a lot of tips on how to make the process manageable. It’s delivered in an engaging way with lots of opportunity for questions so you can make it work for you. It also offers you an opportunity to meet other therapists who are in the same situation.
The workshop will give you a full understanding of all the steps you need to take, and areas you need to consider. It includes information and guidance on:
- Where to start
- Is private practice for you
- How much experience you need
- Where to work
- What insurance policies you need
- Membership of professional bodies
- Financial matters – what to charge, taking payments, tax, and bookkeeping
- How to find clients
- Advertising on social media and directories
- Websites – how to set one up and how to write content
- How to attract clients
- Finding a niche
- EAP work and other income streams
- Paperwork and policies
- GDPR and privacy notices
- Keeping notes
- Safe working policies
- Finding sources of support
- How to navigate through the process whilst maintaining your sanity!
Refreshments and a light lunch are included in the price.
You will receive a CPD certificate.
Waffle 21 offers ample parking and is serviced by nearby bus routes.
Early bird fee £60 until 25th May.
Full fee £70 after 25th May.
About Caroline Hudson
The trainer, Caroline Hudson is a BACP accredited counsellor with over 15 years experience as a qualified counsellor. She worked for many years in a young people's counselling service in York, before setting up a private practice five years ago in a G.P.'s surgery in Beverley. She established Beverley Counselling & Psychotherapy in 2018.