Developing Therapy Practice Workshop

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This workshop will help you to grow or start your own private therapy practice, facilitated by two established private practitioners.

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Working privately as a therapist can have a lot of benefits, flexible hours, great job satisfaction and so much more. However, without good advice and support, it can end up feeling like an expensive hobby. This workshop can provide a realistic picture of what is required to set up and maintain a successful private practice whilst avoiding some of the pitfalls practitioners face along the way.

This workshop will be facilitated by Tom and Danielle, two qualified, BACP registered therapists running busy practices. This workshop aims to integrate both anecdotal and formal tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your practice and avoid common setbacks. Tom and Danielle’s down to earth and informative training style helps to create an open environment for participants to learn, ask questions and share their experiences.

Topics that will be covered:

Part One

Part one of the workshop will focus on the basic principles you will need to consider before starting your own private practice.

• Starting Private Practice

o Advantages and disadvantages

• Self-care as a private practitioner

• Protecting your clients

• Insurance, Supervision and Ethics

Part Two

Part two is all about the admin, Tom has extensive knowledge and experience in private practice management and will be sharing his golden tips to help you get organised right from the get go and save time.

• The Admin

o Counselling Agreements


o Forms

o Risk Assessment & referrals

• Analytics and record keeping

• The costs of running a private practice

Part Three

Part three is focused on the journey. Whilst we acknowledge that everyone’s journey will be different, there are important learning points along the way that Tom and Danielle believe are important to share to fellow practitioners. In addition to sharing their personal journeys, Tom and Danielle invite you to share your own here.

• Journey to becoming a Therapist

• Working with a diverse client base

• "What I wished I had known before starting private practice"

• Juggling additional responsibilities

• Potential opportunities in private practice and networking

• Future prospects

Part Four

The homestretch! Tom and Danielle discuss how you can take your private practice to the next level and broaden your horizons.

• Incorporating your private practice into the community

• Working online (COVID-19 Updated)

• Short introduction to marketing and social media.

This workshop is a detailed, fun and informative. We like to include every attendee to ensure you take something from it. We are limiting the number to 15 attendees to make sure you get as much as you can from it. Check out below reviews from our 2020 workshop:

“This course surpassed my expectations as it covered such a wide range of topics and the additional material given to us was both substantial and detailed. I found the course on private practice both informative and accessible. It covered aspects I had not considered and included subjects I had been keen to get some clarification on. At the same time, both Tom and Danielle were very inclusive and welcomed our input. It was refreshing to see that their approach was fluid and non-fixed acknowledging scope for difference in both our individual circumstances / opinions as well as their own.”

“The two presenters were friendly, informative, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, well-prepared, articulate, very open about their own professional experiences (both good and bad) and were willing to answer the various questions that we attendees had.”

“The workshop exceeded my expectations. I really appreciated the detail you both went into and how open you both were in sharing your experiences, good and the slightly more challenging!”

“It was great to hear other people's progress and where they are in their journeys. Your presentations were brilliant and easy to understand. I found it really useful hearing your journey and the obstacles you tackled. All your hard work has definitely paid off. The workshop certainly met my expectations and more. It's good to know that I am not alone and that we have had similar experiences setting up private practice.”

About Us:

Tom is the founder and managing director of New Horizon Counselling™ Ltd. Tom works with adults in Croydon and online, specialising in working with the LGBTQ+ community. With qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, Media and Business Administration Tom has combined his knowledge to provide trainee and qualified Counsellors, Therapists and Psychotherapists with a workshop that will support you in starting or developing your own private practice.

Danielle Bottone is the founder of JourneyOn. Danielle is experienced in trauma informed therapy with adults and young people, with particular interest in intercultural practice. She has experience working for CAMHS within the NHS and currently works for a Youth Offending Service. Danielle has established a full private practice within a year on a part time basis, in addition to working for a local authority and being a mother.

This workshop will be facilitated online via Zoom. Links and welcome packs will be emailed the day before the workshop.

Date: Saturday 18th Septmeber

10.00 – 14.30 including 30-minute comfort break

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New Horizon Counselling was founded by Tom Smithson, a registered therapist who specialises in working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Tom is passionate about support his clients mental health and self acceptance along with helping to educate other therapists in a range of education workshops. To find out more please visit the website or Instagram page @newhcounselling.

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