The Business of Therapy, Starting a Psychotherapy Practice

The Business of Therapy: a workshop facilitated by Jude Fay

This is the 5th workshop in our series of workshops organised by IAHIP

Sunday 22nd October 2017 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m. IAHIP Office,

40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Therapists are trained to work with their clients, but often, the training gives little or no direction about how to earn a living from their newly acquired skills. If you have little experience of self-employment or running a business, you will need to develop the skills and mindset of being self-employed to create a private therapy practice. Establishing and developing a therapy practice is a process, and, like any process, it can evoke old wounds and hurts from the past. We come to working as therapists with an intention to help those in need. Sometimes that objective can seem to be at odds with earning a reasonable living. This and other challenges face the nearly and newly qualified therapist when first setting up their practice. This workshop is designed to provide information and support to therapists and counsellors who are setting up or have recently set up in private practice. It is also an opportunity to network with other practitioners who are starting out. We will explore the practicalities of starting a practice, the practice you would like to create and the services you can provide. You can begin to identify your preferred clients and the channels through which to attract them. The course content includes: What’s involved in being self-employed; practicalities, pros and cons, legal and professional requirements; Clarifying your profile; What services are you providing?; Who are your preferred clients?; Financial goals?; How much do you hope to earn from your practice?; Typical costs and expenses; Pricing and charging for your work; Finding work; Marketing your services; Getting your name known; Self-care, support …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy