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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketing your counselling business
The private counselling sector is competitive, so getting the word out is essential if your business is going to take off. Here are our top marketing tips for counsellors.
Increasing your caseload: Third party referrals
Insurance and EAP referrals can be absolute godsends, both when trying to first build our therapy practices and during those dry spells. Here's advice on how to get them.
Getting started in private practice: The essentials
Thinking of starting your own private practice? Read our 'Getting started: The essentials' guide first. We've got everything you'll need to help you on your way.
Getting started: Designing your website
We live in an online world, so even once you’re established, the majority of your clients will find you online. Creating your own website is a great way to boost your private referrals.