Video 📽 – 11 steps to help you set up your private therapy practice

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Need help with setting up your private therapy practice? My 2 hour video covers 11 key points to help you avoid common pitfalls, save time and money. Watch it when and wherever you want.

Competitively priced at £29.99 it comes with free summary and support documentation including an example client agreement and 1 month off your first UK Counselling Directory subscription.

Watch the trailer and get the video via Vimeo 


1. Who is this video for?

Suitable for qualified or soon to be qualified counsellors, psychotherapists or other therapists in the wellbeing sector.

📝2. What gets covered?

✅ Section 1 – You 

You – are you ready?

Generalist or Specialist?

✅ Section 2 – Seeing Clients 

Working from home

Renting by the hour

Renting your consulting room outright

Renting in a multi-purpose building

Bumping into a client unexpectedly

✅ Section 3 – The Room 

Room design

Adjustments to a room you rent

✅ Section 4 – Money 

Making a living

Setting a fee

Protect yourself financially: Taking out insurances

Payment methods

✅ Section 5 – Business Essentials 

Client Agreement / Contract

Email / Phone / Voicemail / Social Media

Your own website

✅ Section 6 – Working with Clients 

Face-to-face, online, telephone, email

Online Systems & Safety

✅ Section 7 – Advertising, Branding 


Branding / Your business name

✅ Section 8 – Keeping Yourself Safe 


Safety on the phone, in the room

✅ Section 9 – Bi / Multi-Lingual Client Work 

An opportunity for you? What to consider.

✅ Section 10 – Data Protection & GDPR 

Your obligation

Privacy Policy

Cookie Policy

✅ Section 11 – Self Care 

Saying ‘No’

Supervisor, Peers, CPD

Tuning on and out of our client work

When your client work makes you hungry

Recreational or other drugs

Facing difficult times

Your own therapy

📚3. Handouts

Along with this 2 hour video you will get a free downloads of all 11 section summary slides, an example copy of a client agreement, an example privacy policy and cookie policy for your website.

💷4. Discount

On the Summary Slides of  Section 7 on Advertising & Branding you will find a discount code to get 1 month off your first subscription for one of the major online counselling directories. As of September 219 this is a saving of £19.50.

💡5. Key Learnings for you

You will gain a solid overview of all important issues to consider when setting up and growing your private therapy practice.  You will have a better sense of what you are comfortable with or not, and how to progress. With the knowledge gained it will be easier to avoid pitfalls and to  make going into private practice more smooth and enjoyable.

📽6. Benefits of learning by video

Learning by video enables you to listen, consider, process and explore each topic at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home or any location of your choosing and return to the content whenever you want to.

7. About me

I am an integrative BACP registered and accredited psychotherapist, writer, podcaster and trainer with a private practice in Richmond. Prior to my therapy training I spent some 25 years in consumer research and marketing. Find out more here.

Get the video via Vimeo HERE

Questions, comments and feedback is always welcome.

You can contact me by email KarinSieger (at)

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