The 'Business' of Therapy

Connexus Institute is delighted to offer a uniquely designed one-day, 6-hour 'in-person and in-room' course led by Amanda Bradley to equip aspiring and existing counsellors and psychotherapists with the essential theoretical knowledge and practical tools to establish and manage a successful private practice. Whether starting anew or seeking to enhance your existing practice, this course will empower you to carve a niche in the competitive therapy marketplace and ensure your business thrives on solid ground.

Aims of the Course:

Amanda will focus on three pivotal areas to ensure you build a robust and efficient practice. Each area is crafted to provide you with comprehensive knowledge and practical tools, paving the way for your success in the competitive landscape of therapy services.

1. Building a Thriving Practice

Equipping you with the tools to launch and market your therapy practice effectively, attracting and retaining clients while building a solid foundation for successful client interactions. You will learn about:

  • Strategic Location: Discover strategies to position your practice for maximum visibility and client convenience. This includes both physical location and within the marketplace.
  • Attracting 'Ideal' Clients: Learn the fundamentals of marketing, including setting competitive fees, developing effective marketing materials, and crafting a compelling online presence to attract and retain clients.
  • Streamlining Client Management: Gain insights into efficient client management and record-keeping systems that foster trust and professionalism, leaving you free to focus on providing exceptional therapy.

2. Governance

Understanding the critical regulatory and ethical frameworks underpinning professional practice to foster trust and confidence with your clients. You will learn about:

  • Streamlining Your Practice: Understand the essential documentation needed for client interactions, saving time and hassle.
  • Demonstrating Commitment: Implement strong ethical governance with necessary insurance, professional wills, DBS checks (if applicable), and GDPR compliance, showcasing your dedication to ethical conduct.
  • Staying Ahead of the Curve: Learn strategies for maintaining your qualifications, including efficient CPD record keeping, adhering to supervision ratios, and managing reaccreditation requirements.

3. Financial Sustainability

Empowering you to develop the financial management skills needed to secure your practice's long-term success and achieve financial peace of mind. You will learn about:

  • Solid Financial Foundations: Evaluate your financial situation and explore various legal structures for your practice to find the optimal fit, ensuring long-term sustainability.
  • Financial Savvy: An introduction to the fundamentals of financial management, from accounting and billing practices to handling VAT (if applicable), putting you in control of your finances.
  • Revenue Flow: Learn practical strategies to streamline your payment process, optimise your practice's financial workflow and free up valuable time.

Don't miss this opportunity to build a resilient, prosperous practice and stand out in the competitive marketplace. Secure your spot today and take the first step towards a thriving career in counselling and psychotherapy. 

Length: One Day (6 hours)

Times: 930 to 430

Mode: In-room and In Person

Date: Friday 22nd November 2024

Cost: £120 (inclusive of VAT)

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Meet your course leaders

Amanda Bradley

Amanda Bradley, MSc., CTA(P), FCA (retired), FCT (retired) After a 20-year career in Corporate Finance, Amanda Bradley retrained in psychotherapy. Now, she splits her time between coaching board-level leaders of major companies and running a successful private practice online and in person in West London. Amanda holds an MSc in Psychotherapy and is a UKCP-registered Transactional Analyst. She is working towards qualification as an EMDR Practitioner. Amanda is a retired Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales and a retired Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. In her spare time, she is a Finance Trustee of a local community charity.

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