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The best therapy scheduling software? Features to look for
As counsellors in private practice, managing our diary efficiently can be a head spinning task. What features should we be looking for when deciding on the best therapy scheduling software for us?
Choosing a counselling website name
Creating a website is an invaluable part of setting up a private counselling practice. Choosing a counselling website name that reflects your service well is the first step...
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.
The benefits of text reminders
By the time we come to set up private practice, as counsellors we know that DNAs are par for the course. Finding ways to minimise not-attendance is therefore an important consideration when forming your counselling business plan.
Qualifying as a counsellor
There are many different qualifications you can undertake to become a counsellor. Choosing the right one will depend on your preferred modality and where you want to work in the future. Here we outline the main training routes...
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
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...