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Mentoring and Support Service

Are you a trained Counsellor or Psychotherapist looking for a career development into private practice?  Are you uncertain of how to go about it?  Then you’re looking in the right place. We offer a bespoke private practitioner mentoring service, tailored to your individual needs to help you create your own private practice.

We know from experience that the transitions into Private practice can present quite a challenge when you or have been used to working within a charitable agency as a volunteer, in the NHS mental health services or are newly trained.

We will focus specifically on your requirements to achieve the goals and objectives you choose for yourself.

We support you with:

Business Structure

Setting up the formal requirements necessary by law to create your practice and self-employment

Setting your own goals to build your successful business structure with good preparation and planning

Advertising and marketing your practice to maximise your business potential

Finding appropriate Insurance

Tax matters and book keeping

Professional Practice

Defining your professional counselling/psychotherapeutic  model and practice

Choosing a Supervisor

Creating professional ways to respond to enquiries including emails and on the telephone

Devising your process for assessments and first sessions

Creating contracts with your clients

Setting your fees and the handling of the financial part of your practice

Confidentiality boundaries

GDPR requirements

ICO registration

ICO registration information

Crisis planning

Design of your therapy room

Keeping yourself safe

Managing your workload.

Contact us now for an informal chat about how we can help you.

Mentoring sessions can be arranged on a one-to-one basis, a small group session, or as an online service.