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We're here to help you in your counselling business. Find advice, useful resources and interesting food for thought from fellow therapists.
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Anxiety and the newly qualified therapist
Graduation time is here. Alongside the pride and jubilation, anxiety about stepping into the role of qualified counsellor is completely natural. Here we offer some advice on how to make sense of and manage these worries
What qualifications do I need to become a counsellor?
Counselling is incredibly rewarding work. If you're interested in becoming a counsellor, we've got the info for you.
Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman
Trauma has a huge impact on our psychological wellbeing but its very nature can make it difficult to discuss in therapy. This book serves as a guide on how to support our clients through this process.
Payment games in counselling
One of the key challenges when setting up and running a therapy business is the issue of money. We've put together an overview of the issues that can arise and how to handle them.
Allowing Magnificence by Susan Winter
Many of our therapy clients ask “How can I get the life I want?” and “Why are these things happening to me?” This book offers a first step on the path to answering these questions.
Managing your clinical schedule
Being able to manage your clinical diary as efficiently as possible is crucial to being a successful counsellor who keeps track of and grows their private practice.
Coping With Trauma-Related Dissociation by Suzette Boon et al
Dissociation can be one of the most tricky and unnerving issues to work with. This book provides an excellent guide to help.
Why do counsellors use practice management software?
Practice management software can be integral to the success of your counselling business. Here's how...
Luminous Landscape of the Afterlife by Matthew McKay
In this age of existential crises, death anxiety is coming more and more into the counselling room. How can we help?
Creating a business plan
A business plan can be a great way to order your thoughts and get clear on how you are going to run and market your counselling business, as well as support you to obtain investment later on.
Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron
If you’re familiar with mindfulness, this book provides us with the next step – how to respond compassionately to the thoughts and feelings that we are bearing witness to.
Setting up your counselling room
This is one of the most exciting parts of starting private practice. Whilst we all have our own particular preferences, there are a few universals you can consider to boost your chances of success.