27th May 2019

How to set up and grow your private therapy practice – 1 Day Workshop

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How to set up your private therapy practice - Workshop (c) KarinSieger.com

Set up and grow your private therapy practice

I will schedule another workshop if I receive enough expressions of interest.

Please contact me, if you would like to attend. 


Want to set up and grow a therapy business in a way that works for you? Whether you are a seasoned therapist or just starting out, going it alone and setting up your own therapy practice can be daunting at the best of times. Find out what you need.

1. Who is this workshop for?

Suitable for qualified or soon to be qualified counsellors, psychotherapists or other therapists in the wellbeing sector, who are thinking of setting up in private practice.

2. What will we cover?

There is a lot to consider, dos and don’t , pros and cons, things that may work well for others but not you. This workshop will look at key emotional and practical aspects of how to set up a private therapy practice including:

You: What are you ready for? Your unique selling point, client group, therapy topics, short/medium/long-term therapy.

Advertising: Branding, marketing, word of mouth, referral streams, networking.

Online presence: Website design, blogging, social networks (incl ethics), SEO.

Finances: Fees and method of payment (card, cash, online), insurance, employment protection, pension, tax, additional employment for you?

Location: Local or not, at home, renting or sharing a room, room design.

Data Handling and Data Protection: Storage of client data and GDPR.

Client contracts / agreements: Your Terms and Conditions, notice period, holidays, ending of therapy, changing slots etc.

Bi- or multi-lingual counselling: Practical and emotional considerations.

Your wellbeing: Self care, therapy, supervision, CPD, networking.

Keeping safe: In the room and building, online, on the phone; Dealing with enquiries, first session, boundaries.

3. Workshop outcome for you

At the end of the workshop you will have 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.

4. How will the workshop run?

I will outline each area with practical examples. Your input and questions are welcome.

5. Date and Time

I will schedule another workshop if I receive enough expressions of interest. Please contact me, if you would like to attend. 

6. Workshop Location

In central Richmond, Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road,  TW9 2PR. Map here.

Richmond is easily accessible from central and all other parts of London as well as Surrey and Middlesex (via District Line, London Overground, rail from Clapham Junction and Waterloo and plenty of buses). Parkshot House is located opposite the station, with Starbucks next door on the right hand side. Parking is by the station and at Old Deer Car Park just off the A316. Richmond Green is a stone throw away, with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The building offers disabled access.

There will be no rugby or concerts at Twickenham Stadium on that day.

7. Fee & Booking

Ticket Cost: £110.00

8. About me

I am an integrative BACP registered and accredited psychotherapist, writer, mentor 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.

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