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Private Practice Mentoring

Design and Develop Your Private Practice 

Counselling Therapists, experienced and newly qualified, are deciding to set up in practice & go it alone.

Tailored to meet your personal and professional ambitions

Supporting a healthy work-life balance.

Mentorship is for you if:

You are a therapist nearly or newly qualified or already qualified (Diploma level) taking your first steps into private practice.

You want to build a sustainable private practice as your primary income, ensuring you have an ethical and legal framework in place. 

You are ready to go but don’t know where to start; or are already set up in private practice but struggling to find clients, market yourself or make the level of income you want.

You feel like you have hit a ceiling with your practice but want to grow and diversify as a therapist and entrepreneur.

You are willing to invest in your private practice business and ready to receive the rewards of that investment

Private Practice Mentoring Can Help You:

Explore the options & decisions you need to take the first step, or to move your existing business forward

Create a working formula & action plan for making your practice viable & sustainable

Get clear on the professional, ethical, legal & financial frameworking for your practice

Target where to find your ideal client group & explore EAPs, agencies, networking & cross-referring routes

Support & motivate you to move past all the doubts & fears that can hold you back

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Private Practice Mentoring Outcomes

Building your private practice foundations

Having the confidence, knowledge and tools you need to build an authentic and aligned practice.

Developing a growth mindset

Building the right foundations for an authentic and aligned practice.

​​Setting up practice management tools & sales processes

Increasing work/life balance.

Creating the framework for a profitable and sustainable financial foundation, including pricing & financial clarity

Feedback on challenges and growth opportunities as well as support around mindset and resistance.

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The Process

Therapeutic support and guidance you need to take you step-by-step through the set-up stages and onwards to developing a thriving business. 

Diary management, Choosing where to work,

Fee structuring, Building your income,

Portfolio working, Finding your niche,

Transitioning from an employee into full-time private work,  

Developing your network, Cross referring

Adding more strings to your bow

The Mentoring Space

Access support for any part of your journey into private practice through a combination of 1:1 in person or online sessions, email feedback, checklists, resource sign-posting.


 1:1 tailored support to help with your specific situation and needs.


Go at your own pace and set deadlines that fit with your personal and professional commitments.

Sometimes you just need someone to talk the problem through with and that’s where a mentor comes in handy.

A space to look at the inner workings of your business and how you can get this to fit into the lifestyle you want.

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 Six Sessions Focus:

FOUNDATIONS - Identify the focus of your business,

Your core values,  Your niche or niches,  Establish your goals, Possible blocks and sabotages,  Your strengths!

Basic details of your business,  Move forward with clarity.

2 ESSENTIALS -  Create the structure of your business.

The ‘have to dos’ of a therapeutic business,  Your online presence, Price point, Money mindset, challenging money blocks, Recognising the value of your work,  Self care. Work life balance


3 PROCESS - The Client Experience through working with you.

Paperwork and paperless, Intake and business process, Business operations. Your client’s experience - Beginnings and Endings. Questions that begin with ‘How’?

4 CONNECT -  With clients, and also with other professionals.

Marketing and networking, Ethically engage your audience, Social media  platforms 


5 PREPARE - For Lift off!

Consolidating all your hard work, Core messages and values, Advertising and professional profiles, Introducing You,

Social media content, Final checks for your practice, Ready to accept clients.

6 SUSTAIN - Maintaining enthusiasm and activity in your business.

Consider sabotages, and meet them with positive action, Consider how future growth can stay in alignment with your goals and values, A marathon not a sprint, Self Care, Self Care, Self Care!!

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Mentoring Benefits

1:1 consultation conducted in person at my private practice* or online via Zoom for your convenience.

Tailored consultation addressing your specific private practice questions.

​Flexibility to book ongoing 1:1 support as you grow.

Tailored resources including TedTalks, mindset models, therapeutic insights, practical prompts, email feedback, checklists,  

Informed guidance to accelerate your personal and professional development.

Please note I only take on a small number of clients for mentoring per year.

6 session mentoring consultations, £75 per session,

One-off 90 minute mentoring consultation, including  action notes and follow up check-in, £115 per session


*In person consultations are available in both Sea Mills, BS9 and Whitchurch BS14*

*I am currently in Whitchurch on Mondays

What you can Expect

  • A safe, secure and confidential environment.

  • A contract with you, which includes dates, times, issues you want to discuss, explore and work through.

  • Acceptance.

  •  Empathy

  •  Non-judgement,

  • Respect and encouragement of you to talk openly and honestly about what is going on in your way, in your time. 

  • Being listened to, supported and helping you explore, understand and deal with your feelings, difficulties and situations more effectively. (whether practically or emotionally).

  • A safe space to evaluate your private practice, helping you to develop strategies to help you either accept or, change your situation

  • Promote your 'Well-Being' and your independence, in the shortest possible time frame

  • Work within the ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Ethical Framework

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Why Work With Me?

A qualified Counsellor who has years of private practice experience to draw on,

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
* BA (Hons) Housing and Development 
* City & Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
* ITEC Diploma Anatomy & Physiology
* Usui System Natural Healing - Reiki Teacher

*Over 35 years experience of working in the care and support field. Working within the Probation Service and Public and Voluntary Sectors. I have been an advocate for adult survivors of institutional child sex abuse and formerly an Approved Foster Carer for Avon Social Services.

Experience of counselling in an organisation taking GP referrals; Employees Assistance Programmes and private practice, offering both short and long term counselling over a broad range of issues and circumstances.

Investing in Your Private Practice

Design Your Dream Practice: Balance & Success on Your Terms.

Personalised Planning for Private Practice Success.

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