Setting up a private counselling practice
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PT523
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This course is designed to prepare counsellors, psychotherapists to set up their own private practice. It aims to look at as many different aspects of private practice as possible - practical, emotional, financial, ethical - and to offer a forum where ideas can be shared and practical information provided.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course will cover the emotional and material preparation and support needed to set up in private practice. We will look at marketing, fees, insurance, peer support, supervision, location of private practice, timetabling of sessions, self-care, assessment, contracts, boundaries between work and not-work and how to enjoy the challenge.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
assess more accurately whether I want to set up in private practice.
take the next steps to setting up in private practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who are soon to be qualified and are thinking of setting up in private practice.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will be teaching input from tutor, as well as some work in pairs, small group discussions and sharing in the whole group. Students should be willing to contribute from their own thinking and experiences as far as is comfortable for them.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may be interested in one of our other professional development courses.