I am passionate about helping private practice therapists get set up and ready to thrive in their own business. I offer business mentoring services as well as clinical supervision to give you all the support you need.
“A specialised form of professional mentoring provided for practitioners responsible for undertaking challenging work with people. Supervision is provided to ensure standards, enhance quality, advance learning, stimulate creativity, and support the sustainability and resilience of the work being undertaken.” (BACP 2016)
Good supervision is at the heart of keeping us safe and sane as therapists, and ready to do our best for each and every client.
I’ve had supervision which just focused on theory, keeping things very tight & formal, and I’ve had supervisors who focused too much on me, so our sessions bordered on personal therapy. As a supervisor myself, I try to strike a balance between you, your clients and your practice.
I’m an integrative therapist so my core models are person-centred, CBT & psychodynamic. I’m also familiar with brief therapy, solution-focused and existential ways of working.
As your clinical supervisor I aim to:
help you understand your clients, the issues they are presenting and effective ways you could help
relate your practice to theory, signpost to research & resources and encourage you to keep learning
find your way through the accreditation process, or make decisions about further training & CPD
stay true to the values, principles and moral qualities that motivated you to become a therapist
- support you in looking after yourself with compassionate self-care & a healthy work-life balance
If you are looking for a new supervisor and would like to make contact for an initial free appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or by phone on 07779 004292.
(Please note at the present time I only work with qualified therapists, not students in counsellor training.)
Private Practice Mentoring
The single greatest benefit of working in private practice is the flexibility of being your own boss. With some hard work & determination, you have the power to create a personal & professional lifestyle that meets your needs on every level.
I’ve been in private practice since the first year I qualified as a therapist in 2005.
In that time my business has gone through all the ups and downs – the times when it’s been hard to make a living, and the times when I’ve had too many clients to stay sane.
I’ve wrestled with everything from business planning, accounting, finances and new technologies… through to work-life balance, isolation and burn-out.
Along the way I have learned so much about how to make private practice work – on both a practical business level and as a personal career choice – and I’ve become passionate about helping other therapists find their way to create a successful private practice.
My business mentoring service can help you:
Talk you through the options & decisions you need to make when you’re starting out
Create a working formula & action plan for making a sustainable living from your practice
Get clear on professional, ethical and business frameworking for your practice
Discuss EAPs, agencies, networking, cross-referring and where to find your client group
Support you to move past all the doubts & fears that can hold you back
If you’re looking to set up or grow your private practice, I want to help by sharing my knowledge and experience. If you ‘d like to discuss how mentoring could help you achieve your private practice goals, please email me or call 07779 004292.
Do you ever feel isolated in private practice? Want to connect with other therapists?
Private practice can be a lonely place to be and can make you feel like you’re the only therapist struggling to keep your business going.
In 2015 the the BACP Private Practice Division launched Private Practice Networking Groups with the sole aim of bringing together therapists in private practice. It started with seven groups and there are now over 29 groups running across the country.
I set up the West Midlands Networking Group in September 2015 and we now have over 75 members who come to meetings held every couple of months in Birmingham.
If you are in private practice, or want to start one up, I warmly invite you to come and join our group:
Meet local, like-minded therapists, build connections & get peer support
Discuss ethics, branding, CPD. cross-referring, getting work, contracting, marketing, accreditation… and much more
Share local therapy news & opportunities at the meeting & via the email network
Become part of a supportive and inclusive network where you no longer need to feel alone