What are your qualifications?
I am a fully qualified Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor with the National Counselling Society. I qualified as a counsellor in 2005 and as a supervisor in 2008.
My counselling training was with Persona Counselling in Scotland, and my supervision training was with PCT Britain.
I have previously been a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the BACP.
What experience do you have setting up a private practice?
Since qualifying, I have set up three counselling services. Two of them are in my local community and to date, they still make a huge difference to the local people who use the services.
These counselling services also became placement opportunities for trainee counsellors and are still recognised by the universities as good placement opportunities for students in training.
I also set up my own private practice in 2008. My private practice has grown through two recessions and a pandemic, and I have never paid a penny for advertising. In my role as a supervisor, I regularly support trainees at the end of their training to set up their own counselling services.
It truly is an honour to be part of this experience with them. I know without a shadow of a doubt I have the skills and expertise to help you set up your own private practice.
Who is this for?
If you are a qualified counsellor and you are looking to set up your own counselling practice, then this is the place to be.
You will be supported, encouraged and guided throughout the process.
What do you offer?
I offer a recorded Webinar that covers everything you need to know to get your counselling service started.
I offer a full training course where we explore everything from the Webinar in a much deeper way. There are downloadable templates of policies in the training course too.
I offer a Private Membership if you are looking for some extra support from me.
I also offer a Marketing Review. This is for counsellors who are already up and running with their business but are not getting the number of clients they hoped. I will check your marketing to see if there are any gaps.
Finally, I offer a VIP package where I support you in launching your business.
What is included in the Recorded Webinar?
The Webinar is a 45-minute recording with slides which explores everything you need to know to get your counselling service started.
What is included in the Private Membership?
For a small monthly fee, you will have access to my monthly membership. You will require access to Facebook to join the membership.
Here in the membership, you will be around other people who are setting up in private practice too. I will be posting content often that will be relevant to you setting up your counselling service.
There will also be a space where you can ask me questions and once a week, I will go live to answer them. I will be available in the group for you to connect with me. I also hope to have video conversations with other people in the counselling world who have set up a private practice so you can hear how they got on too.
You are free to withdraw from my membership at any time. No questions will be asked. In fact, at some point, I do expect you to leave. Once you are up and running with your own private practice you may not feel the need to stick around.
What is included in the Training Course?
This is where the magic happens. Here you will have access to the full course. The course is set up so you learn at your own pace. You are free to work through the course at your leisure. This might mean you want to take your time, or it may be that you want to whizz through it. The course whilst it is full of knowledge and information will require you to stop and think about how you want to move your counselling practice forward.
There are lots of reflections and things to consider when you set up a counselling service. There are practical things for you to do along the way. A flavour of the topics in the course are – Marketing, Policies, and Pricing and all of these topics will be covered in depth. These are huge topics and I discuss them thoroughly. There will also be downloadable templates for some of the policies which will help you get started. You will be free to make them your own so that they fit your counselling service.
Once you have signed up for the Training Course, you automatically get three months of free access to my Private Membership page. Once your three months are completed your membership will automatically be cancelled. You are free to sign up for the monthly membership once your free time has expired.
In my opinion, the Training Course is great value for money. You get the full course, three months of community support and weekly access to me.
Why do I need to do your course to set up my counselling business?
Well, the short answer is you don’t. If you are like me though and you want to find everything in one easy place and lots of support then you have come to the right place. The course has been set up in such a way that the order of topics flows in order from the very first thing you need to think about to when you secure your first client.
If you sign up for my course, you get an automatic three-month entry to my Private Membership page. Here you will get lots of support from people in a similar situation to you. You will also get access to my expertise. I will be active in this group and will be live once a week to answer any questions you may have. I also intend to bring on other people who have set up counselling services to come along to the membership page and share their experiences too.
The question is why wouldn’t you sign up for my course?
Where can I be based to take your course?
You can be based anywhere in the world to complete my course. The course is online, and you work through the content at your leisure.
The content will be relevant for anyone, anywhere in the world to help you set up your private practice.
What is included in the Marketing Review?
In the Marketing Review, I will send you a form for you to complete. Once you return the form to me I will review your marketing within ten days. I will then email you a written report and make any suggestions about any gaps in your marketing that I might have found. I will cover any websites, social media, directory listings and adverts that you might have. You are free to implement any suggestions I make.
What is included in the VIP Package?
This is GOLD! You will have an incredible amount of support from me directly. I will support you from the beginning stages to launching your business. We will have SIX one-to-one sessions over a period of time that suits you. You will have full access to the training course and my private membership. I will be available weekly in this membership and you will get support from other therapists who are setting up in private practice. Together we will get your business launched!
What are your cancellation terms?
With The Private Membership, you can cancel immediately with no questions asked. No more money will be taken from your account.
With the Training Course, there is no cancellation policy as you buy access to my course outright. Obviously, if you are really dissatisfied with what I offer in my course I encourage you to get in touch with me so we can talk through your concerns.
With the Webinar, there is no cancellation policy as you buy this Webinar outright. If you do not feel you have value for money in the Webinar feel free to provide me with your feedback.
In the Marketing Review, you will pay my fee upfront. I will send you a form to complete and I will review your marketing when I have received your form. No refund is available.
In my VIP package, you will pay my fee upfront. We will then make contact by email to discuss how we want to manage our six one-to-one sessions.
If you are truly unhappy with the service I provide, please do get in touch to let me know and we will come to an agreement about the way forward.
What are the costs?
My Private Membership will cost £34.99 per month. This is an ongoing monthly payment. You can cancel immediately at any time with no questions asked.
My Training Course will cost £375. This is a one-off payment. It Includes 3 months of free access to my private membership.
My Webinar is £19.99.
My Marketing Review is £99.
My VIP Package is £799
What if I am still unsure?
Get in touch with me directly and we can talk through some of your concerns. I am available by email.