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The place for all things counselling and psychotherapy

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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secure crm fo therapists
Business Advice for Counsellors

Keeping your client data and clinical notes safe and secure

As a private practice counsellor or psychotherapist, it is your responsibility to keep your clients' information safe and secure. Follow this checklist

By Kiku

Getting started marketing your counselling business
Business Advice for Counsellors

Marketing your counseling practice: Define your 'ideal' clients

Central to successfully marketing a private mental health practice is first defining your ‘ideal clients’

By Kiku

Scheduling software for therapists
Business Advice for Counsellors

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?

By Kiku

Counsellor in private practice looking for a counselling website name
Business Advice for Counsellors

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...

By Kiku

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

Business Advice for Counsellors

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.

By Kiku

What qualifications do you need to become a counsellor?
Counselling Toolbox

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...

By Kiku

Qualified counsellors on graduation day
Counselling Toolbox

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

By Sharon Zucker

Counselling for Trauma
Therapy Books

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.

By Sharon Zucker

Payment games in the counselling room
Business Advice for Counsellors

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.

By Elizabeth Coleman

Allowing Magnificence by Susan Winter
Therapy Books

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.

By Jade Donnelly

Therapy Planner: Appointment calendar for mental health professionals
Business Advice for Counsellors

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.

By Elizabeth Coleman

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