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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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Man's search for meaning book cover. Existential psychotherapy.
Therapy Books

Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

A must read for anyone interested in existential psychotherapy or looking for guidance on how to help someone who has been to hell and back.

By Dr Rhian Lewis

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Counselling Toolbox

Just Imagine: Working with Imagery

Finding gentler, less confronting, ways to help clients access the deeper parts of their experience can be hugely beneficial to the therapeutic process.

By Sharon Zucker

CBT Introduction for counsellors
Therapy Books

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Christine Wilding

Looking for a solid overview of CBT in practice with helpful guides on how to apply this approach to specific mental health issues? Then this book is for you.

By Elizabeth Coleman

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Counselling Toolbox

The Perfect Therapist & Self-Care

The perfect therapist persona is a seductive one that benefits nobody. We explore some of the perfectionism traps and how embracing our humanness can benefit self-care.

By Elizabeth Coleman

Therapy Books

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

Therapy Books

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
Therapy Books

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
Business Resources 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
Business Advice for Counsellors

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
Business Resources for Counsellors

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
Business Advice for Counsellors

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

Counselling Toolbox

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

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