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The Business of Therapy: It’s a Growing Up Thing!

Therapy school teaches us how to work with clients, but doesn’t teach us how to make a living from our qualification. And that’s not their job! But it does leave us with a conundrum. You have spent all this money, … Continue reading

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Don’t You Know Who I Am?!!

That opening question might sound a little “in your face” and confrontational, but would you be surprised if I said that, often, this is how many therapists introduce themselves to their prospective clients on their websites? Okay, that may be … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Reduce No-Shows in Your Private Practice

No-shows and cancellations can be one of the biggest drains on private practices. Obviously, the financial loss of not being able to charge for that time can have a big cumulative impact on your bottom line. But in addition to … Continue reading

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In celebration of private practice and bespoke treatment

One of the great pleasures of working in private practice is being free to make therapeutic interventions according to the needs and preferences of the person you are working with and, let’s be honest, according to your own preferences too. … Continue reading

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Practise makes perfect, but do you really want a perfect practice?

Running an independent psychotherapy practice is an exercise in developing humility. How many times each week do you shift uncomfortably in your chair as you listen to a client describing their thoughts and feelings, and reflect that at least some … Continue reading

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Animals and Children

Although WC Fields reckoned you should never work with animals or children, I’ve been exploring the benefits of working with both lately. One of the great advantages of working in private practice is that you can make up your own … Continue reading

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On being a victim of your own success

This blog has been written by Adam May, who has an independent CBT Psychotherapy practice and is a partner in CBT Psychotherapist Briefings. Why do we worry about running out of clients? I’ve worked in private practice for nearly thirty years. … Continue reading

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The Nun and The Sun Lounger

Early on in my psychotherapy career, I took some training in hypnotherapy. Every profession has its signifiers; it’s tools of the trade. Doctors have stethoscopes; policemen used to have those rather distinctive helmets; hypnotherapists, I reckoned, need a metronome and … Continue reading

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Things no one tells you when you go into Private Practice

Article is written by  Dr Mark Silvert, founder of The Blue Tree Clinic. I always knew that I wanted to be my own Boss and after working in the NHS for over a decade, I thought it would soon be … Continue reading

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10 things you need to do to prepare for the GDPR

If you read our previous blog on this subject, you will know that the deadline for ensuring that your practice’s data records are compliant with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is 25 May 2018. This isn’t just a pesky … Continue reading

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