Setting up and running a therapy business

Setting Up and Running a Therapy
Business (2nd Edition)
provides a
succinct, practical, and accessible
guide for counsellors starting out in
private practice as well as for more
experienced practitioners who would
like advice on how to continue to
attract a larger clientele.
This second edition has been
restructured to bring all the
marketing chapters together to help
counsellors understand a variety of
ways of helping their business grow,
and includes new material on using
social media. Through the inclusion
of topics such as setting up a
website, choosing an ideal
workplace, marketing, meeting data
storage standards (including new
material on GDPR, and methods of
accepting payments, the author
offers his expertise and guidance to
help practitioners make wise,
workable decisions based on a
thorough understanding of the
stakes as well as the viable options.

What counsellors have said about the second edition

“From big picture thinking, to small
practical details, this book gave me
the right skills mind-set to
successfully launch my own private
practice. James’s extensive
knowledge and real life experience
are invaluable and make this an
essential read for any counsellor
ready to go it alone.”

Lori White is a solution-focused,
integrative counsellor in private
practice in Wimbledon.

“This book is full of down-to-earth,
practical advice for counsellors who
are also trying to run a business. I
have recommended it to my
supervisees and other counsellors,
especially those starting out in
private practice. The whole section
on business growth has made me
reflect on my own practice, and the
chapter on GDPR succeeds in
explaining the topic so clearly.”

Rabina Akhtar is an integrative
counsellor, supervisor, and trainer in
private practice in Peterborough.

“I first read the first edition of this
book when I was a counselling
student and thinking about starting
in private practice. I read the whole
book in less than a week and told
my peers to get a copy. It helped me
from a business perspective (profit
and loss, the real cost of starting
up), website advice (wording,
phrases to use and avoid, how to
sell yourself), and how to work
safely. The new chapters on social
media and GDPR are really helpful.
The latter is scary and unclear for
many people but this edition
clarifies what you need to do.”

Tracey Thompson is an integrative
counsellor in private practice in

About the Author
James Rye started his private
practice in 1997 and is now a Senior
Accredited member of BACP. He
works as a
counsellor/psychotherapist, clinical
supervisor, and trainer, and works
with clients and supervisees from
throughout the UK and abroad.

2nd Edition Published October 27, 2020.

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