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Emma Rhodes & The University of York

Emily Rhodes, Media Consultant/Strategist in collaboration with HigherEd Partners UK and the University of York, share an in-depth guide they created about creating a career development plan. The guide is called ‘Guide to Writing a Career Development Plan’ and offers plenty of valuable information for anyone looking to launch or refresh their business or career.

BusyHive - The Ultimate Website for Massage Therapists
Podcasts – Blog – Resources – Classifieds – Community
After working as a massage therapists, we discovered two issues: experienced massage therapists are in need of more inspiration and motivation and massage students desperately need better guidance on their journey. That is why we created THE BUSYHIVE COMMUNITY.  This is the only place where practitioners and students come together for inspiration, knowledge, exclusive content and practical steps on what’s next.

Painless Practice
Celia Champion and James Butler from Painless Practice help a number of complementary therapists including osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors, to be as successful as possible in their private health practices. They aim to make the “entire journey as painless as possible” by providing support, systems and training.

Skills-focused workshops, delivered by experts in their field who not only talk-the-talk but are actively walking-the-walk in their own practices. Our workshops include practical ’how to’ tips that allow you to take away a greater confidence in your own skills and begin actively incorporating your learning into your work the very next day.

Skype Therapist Directory
If you’re a counsellor, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst or psychologist, and you deliver therapy services via Skype, make sure you are registered with the Skype Therapist Directory. 

Lifecoach Directory
Lifecoach Directory provides a huge support network of life coaches, allowing visitors to find a life coach in their area and appropriate for their needs. To ensure the professionalism of their website, all listed coaches have provided them with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body. 

The Nutrition Network
If you are a Nutrition Professional or use Nutrition as one of your core competencies - join The Nutrition Network - networking, education and business know-how.

Marketing For Practitioners
Marketing For Practices are dedicated to the growth of Private Practices & Clinics in the UK, and achieve this through their ‘all-inclusive’ patient generation package. Founded by the Award Winning Entrepreneur Dominic Jones, and headed up by savvy Marketing Services Manager Pete Conway – the team have a combined 25+ years’ experience in marketing and business growth, and are on hand to take your business to the next level.

Their vision is simple. They believe that ‘getting stuff done’ is the key driver to pushing your business forward, and that this can be achieved through the productive use of direct-response marketing. From web design to copywriting, and bespoke remarketing to evergreen email sequences, their ‘all-inclusive’ marketing package is just the ticket for Private Practice Owners looking to push on this year. Visit Marketing for Practices to find out more.

RazorSocial - 48 Marketing Tools to Consider for 2018
What are the hottest marketing tools you should be using in 2018?  RazorSocial test out a lot of tools and have shared their findings. 

Psychology Help
The team of licensed psychologists behind are focusing their efforts on helping patients online after having helped patients face to face for years in Denmark. It’s not only a good option for online therapy, but also someone to contact if you are considering to start taking patients online as a therapist. 


Life Coach Hub: A Great Resource for New and Experienced Coaches
Life Coach Hub offers a complete coaching management system to run your business online, from anywhere.  
- Get off to a flying start with ready-to-use coaching forms, plans, contracts and other valuable resources.
- Take the stress out of keeping track of coaching plans and notes by automating it.
- Keep clients engaged and happy so they stay clients for longer with easy to use interactive tools that help measure progress.
- Create and assign multiple forms and assessments.
- Re-use everything with your clients and course members, and keep it all in one location that you can access from any device.
- Run your own courses to generate an easy, passive income and make the most out of your time. 
- Get client leads delivered to your inbox.
- Be seen by potential clients with a free directory listing.

Life Coach Hub lets you save time, lots of it. By automating key aspects of your business admin, you can save time and money. You’ll also increase your client lifecycle while delivering great results to stop the endless struggle for new clients.

Life Coach Hub is offering Private Practice Hub members an exclusive 50% lifetime discount on all their coaching software and marketing services. Simply enter the coupon code LCH-PPSWAB when registering!

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Business Support Services

Stationery and print
We use Harvem Limited for our stationery and print.

Accounting advice
Medical Healthcare Billing provides accounts and practice management support.

Lone worker protection service
If you are working alone and concerned about safety, you might find this UK-wide service from Bristol Council useful.

Useful websites

Good medicine
Dr. James Hawkins provides an incredible amount of information on his website covering CBT related research. He has created a ’Good knowledge’ database holding the details of latest research articles and studies, and sends out a regular newsletter highlighting those he feels will be useful for health and wellbeing professionals.

The Journal of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths - Homeopathy in Practice - read the journals here.

The Register of Independent Professionals 
This is a service that helps clients find the quality professionals that can help them, using a simple, user-friendly portal. It is set up by  multi-award winning support service The Root of It, a company with a success rate of over 98%. The site lets you market your services to an audience of schools, parents, colleges and organisations who need the help of professionals like you. All members have their checks and qualifications verified to ensure a good quality, trusted service. Once you’re a member they’ll even send you a verification logo to put on your website.  Membership costs £99 + VAT a year, however members of the Private Practice Hub receive a 33% discount with discount code PPHMember16. You can read more about the way they work and read their ethical code on their site.

HealthyPages allows you to search for local businesses and services related to complementary health and natural therapies from across the UK. There are helpful therapy guides, various forums for discussions with other therapists, events and a directory where you can add your listing for a fee.

Sports Injury Fix is a rapidly growing free website that allows users to find the best treatment for their sports injury from thousands of listings compiled from a combination of open source and sign ups which is searchable by location, sports and injury specialism. It also explains the different options available and means people can find the best treatment provider for their injury. Businesses can sign up for free publicity and referrals at

Zen Bites
Zen Bites is a free monthly audio podcast series featuring Mindfulness-based psychotherapist Jamie Shavdia and Zen Buddhist teacher Martin Goodson, with discussion focusing on Zen, Buddhism and Mindfulness, to more generalised themes of Psychology and Spirituality. The podcasts are available on the website, The Zen Gateway ( and on Apple’s iTunes (under Podcasts).
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Practice Master
Practice Master makes managing your patients and clinic easy. The full service software seamlessly integrates all the functions your business could ever need.