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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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The luminous landscape of the afterlife by Matthew McKay
Therapy Books

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?

By Jade Donnelly

Business plan for counsellors
Business Resources for Counsellors

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.

By Dr Rhian Lewis

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
Therapy Books

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.

By Dr Rhian Lewis

Counselling room
Business Advice for Counsellors

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.

By Joanne Thornton

Eight Dates Essential Conversations for a lifetime of love by John Gottman
Therapy Books

Eight Dates by John & Julie Gottman

Helping couples find their way back to each other can be a challenging process. We need all the tools we can get! Eight Dates offers the perfect intimacy exercises for between sessions.

By Jade Donnelly

Golden piggy bank_Tax return advice for counsellors
Business Advice for Counsellors

A Quick Guide to a Quick Tax Return

As self-employed counsellors, completing your year end tax return can be a daunting task. Here's our how to guide to help you through the process.

By Annette Christie

Waking the tiger by Peter A. Levine
Therapy Books

Waking The Tiger by Peter A. Levine

What happens to our brain and body in response to trauma and how and why do post-traumatic symptoms manifest? Peter Levine offers counsellors an invaluable framework for both understanding and working with trauma.

By Sharon Zucker

man making counselling session notes on paper next to laptop
Business Advice for Counsellors

Why We Keep Clinical Session Notes

Maintaining accurate records of counselling sessions is mentioned in most professional ethical guidelines. What does this mean in practice though?

By Elizabeth Coleman

On learning from the patient book cover. Text for depth psychotherapists
Therapy Books

Learning from the Patient by Patrick Casement

An essential training text for anyone who is interested in depth therapy and the power of tuning into unconscious communications of our clients.

By Dr Rhian Lewis

EMDR for counsellors
Counselling Toolbox

EMDR's Four Elements for Stress Relief

Feeling overwhelmed? Or looking for a way to help an anxious client? This easy and effective four step relaxation strategy might just be the ticket.

By Sharon Zucker

Attached book cover. Attachment style and relationship therapy.
Therapy Books

Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller

An invaluable tool for anyone who wants to improve their relationships or simply refresh their understanding of attachment theory.

By Jade Donnelly

Laptop showing video conference. Telehealth platforms for counsellors
Business Advice for Counsellors

Choosing a platform for online counselling

Online counselling is a big part of today's clinical landscape. We're here to help you find the right video conferencing platform for you.

By Elizabeth Coleman

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