Setting Up and Running a Therapy Business: Essential Questions and Answers

Author(s) : James Rye

Setting Up and Running a Therapy Business: Essential Questions and Answers

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : September 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 134
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Category 2 :
    Counselling
  • Catalogue No : 95329
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367419509
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367419
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Setting Up and Running a Therapy Business provides a succinct, practical, and accessible guide for counsellors starting out in private practice as well as for more experienced practitioners who would like advice on how to continue to attract a larger clientele.

This second edition has been restructured to bring all the marketing chapters together to help counsellors understand a variety of ways of helping their business grow, and includes new material on using social media. Through the inclusion of topics such as setting up a website, choosing an ideal workplace, marketing, meeting data storage standards (including new material on GDPR), and methods of accepting payments, the author offers his expertise and guidance to help practitioners make wise, workable decisions based on a thorough understanding of the stakes as well as the viable options.

As a book that bridges the gap between being a good counsellor and running a successful counselling business, it is a comprehensive read not only for counsellors who are just starting in private practice, but also for senior practitioners seeking a fresh perspective on their business.

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"From big picture thinking, to small practical details, this book gave me the right skills mind-set to successfully launch my own private practice. James's extensive knowledge and real life experience are invaluable and make this an essential read for any counsellor ready to go it alone." - Lori White is a solution-focused, integrative counsellor in private practice in Wimbledon.

"I first read the first edition of this book when I was a counselling student and thinking about starting in private practice. I read the whole book in less than a week and told my peers to get a copy. It helped me from a business perspective (profit and loss, the real cost of starting up), website advice (wording, phrases to use and avoid, how to sell yourself), and how to work safely. The new chapters on social media and GDPR are really helpful. The latter is scary and unclear for many people but this edition clarifies what you need to do." - Tracey Thompson is an integrative counsellor in private practice in Carshalton.

"This book is full of down-to-earth, practical advice for counsellors who are also trying to run a business. I have recommended it to my supervisees and other counsellors, especially those starting out in private practice. The whole section on business growth has made me reflect on my own practice, and the chapter on GDPR succeeds in explaining the topic so clearly."- Rabina Akhtar is an integrative counsellor, supervisor, and trainer in private practice in Peterborough.

About the Author(s)

James Rye has been working as a counsellor in private practice since 1997. He formed Connections Counselling Ltd in 2002 and became a partner in Peterborough Counsellor Training in 2012. He now works as a counsellor/psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and trainer. In 2010 he was invited onto the Executive Committee of the BACP Private Practice Division and served as Chair from 2013-2015. His committee role involved him visiting many parts of the UK attending training events, promoting the Private Practice Division, and answering questions from people about setting up and running a business as a counsellor. Before finally leaving the world of education in 2001 he worked for thirty years as a teacher and manager in secondary schools, as well as in further and higher education. He lives in King’s Lynn, is married, and has two grown-up children.

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