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Book Club

The Happiness Trap by Dr Russ Harris

ACT and mindfulness tools combine here to help us tune into the stories we write about our lives and when they're taking us away from the happiness that is available right now.

By Jade Donnelly

Book Club

Working with Bereaved People by Ann Faulkner

An informative, practical and easy read, providing real life case-studies to illustrate the key learning points. A must for anyone who is interested in bereavement counselling.

By Joanne Thornton

Advice for counselling trainees
Book Club

The Gift of Therapy by Irvin D. Yalom, M.D.

A great book for anyone who’d like to know a little more about the process of therapy and an absolute must read for all counselling and psychotherapy trainees.

By Dr Rhian Lewis

GDPR guidance for counsellors

GDPR templates for counsellors

As therapists it's essential that we make sure that we are GDPR compliant to protect the privacy of our clients. We are here to help you stay on top of this.

By Kiku

Save time by getting your processes right | Business advice for counsellors
The Business of Therapy

Running a successful practice

Benefit from our years of experience running successful counselling services. How you administer your practice is important to its longevity. Find our top tips here.

By Kiku

Counselling client agreement

Creating a Client Agreement

Alongside your full terms it's good practice to provide clients with an easy to read overview in the form of a Client Agreement. Here's a template to help you get started.

By Kiku

Create your counselling service brand
The Business of Therapy

Getting started: Creating your brand

Now that you know where you’re going to work and you’ve got all the necessary paperwork in order, it’s time to create your brand so you can start marketing your services.

By Kiku

Notes On Being A Therapist

Being a good therapist. Anxiety to authenticity.

What makes a good therapist? UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, Sharon Zucker, shares her reflections on the pressure we feel to "fix" our clients.

By Sharon Zucker

Woman getting the word out about her counselling service
The Business of Therapy

Marketing your counselling business

The private counselling sector is competitive, so getting the word out is essential if your business is going to take off. Here are our top marketing tips for counsellors.

By Kiku

Increase your counselling caseload
The Business of Therapy

Increasing your caseload: Third party referrals

Insurance and EAP referrals can be absolute godsends, both when trying to first build our therapy practices and during those dry spells. Here's advice on how to get them.

By Kiku

Counsellor starting in private practice
The Business of Therapy

Getting started in private practice: The essentials

Thinking of starting your own private practice? Read our 'Getting started: The essentials' guide first. We've got everything you'll need to help you on your way.

By Kiku

The Business of Therapy

Getting started: Designing your website

We live in an online world, so even once you’re established, the majority of your clients will find you online. Creating your own website is a great way to boost your private referrals.

By Kiku

Say goodbye to admin for 30 days, for free!

Start using Kiku for free today, no credit card needed and no strings attached. Simply choose your plan and find out how easy managing your practice can be.

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