Setting Up a New Private Practice
Date: To be advised
Price: to be advised
Payment options: Please contact us to find out about different payment options.
Due to intensity of the course a number of available spaces is limited. A non-refundable deposit of £40 is required to secure your place.
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This course is designed to help qualified therapists to build their private practice from scratch. Being a good therapist doesn’t mean being successful in running your own private practice as it requires specific business skills and knowledge.
The course covers all essential areas as well as some important aspects of PP that are often overlooked. It is interactive, focuses on practical tools and contains plenty of case studies to build students confidence and prepare them for a successful start.
We developed this course to ensure that every part of it is valuable and insightful. The aim is to help therapist to build stable, well balanced, profitable and safe private practice.
What type of practice to create. Resources, short and long-term planning,
Availability and what it means for your PP.
Full time private practice vs part time.
Common mistakes. New private practice case studies.
Registering a company.
What format to choose (LTD, Sole trader, CIC). Cons and Pros.
How and when to register a company.
Data protection. GDPR
Choosing a location. Distance from home, pros and Cons.
Renting therapy rooms. How to find, formats, cons and pros.
Setting up private practice at home (safety and legal aspects)
Furnishing your first therapy room. What equipment to have.
Personal tax return.
What a therapist can claim as expenses.
Basic book keeping for therapists.
Marketing for therapists.
Market research and branding.
Where to advertise. Most effective marketing tools.
Advertising with printed materials.
Best online counselling directories.
What clients to attract.
Building a website. Website content. What to write to attract more clients.
Promoting business via blogging and articles.
Online business support recourses
Internal and external referral system. Building referral system using GP surgeries.
Pricing. How much to charge. First session fee.
Bank account. Opening business bank account vs using a private one.
Payments methods review. Pros and Cons. Card readers for small business.
Optimal number of clients.
Filing and paper management. Notes keeping.
Contract (confidentiality, cancelation, end of therapy etc).
Life / Work balance.
Essential IT. Useful software programs.
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