The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

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Routledge, 2005 - Medical - 149 pages
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Many practitioners consider setting up in private practice at some point in their career, whether full-time or alongside other employment. The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of all the major skills needed to succeed. Based on the authors' extensive experience, this book provides a valuable insight into how to minimise the risks associated with working privately, offering practical advice on how to keep a balance between self-development, personal health and meeting the needs of clients, whilst maintaining high standards and making a reasonable living. Acknowledging the fact that being a good therapist may not, in itself, be sufficient to be successful in self-employment, the authors discuss the need for sound business skills, professional development, self-knowledge and motivation. Divided into three sections, the book covers all the essential business, professional and personal skills and includes discussion of subjects such as insurance, finance, legal issues, marketing, stress management, security and retirement planning.

The focus on skills and how to acquire and develop them makes this book an invaluable reference for all mental health professionals who are considering setting up their own private practice. This book will prove to be an invaluable reference for all mental health professionals who are considering setting up their own private practice.

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'The Independent on Sunday' and 'Sunday Observer' listed Life Doctor Gladeana McMahon as one of the UK's Top Ten Coaches. She combines academic rigour with down-to-earth communication skills and has provided therapy and coaching to politicians, celebrities, senior business people and those in the media. An internationally published author, she has written, edited or contributed to over 20 books on a range of subjects and continues to edit a number of professional journals. Her media work includes having presenting shows such as "Ease the Load," "Dial a Mum" and "Sex and Soaps." She has also been the Confidence Coach for BBC1's "Get Smarter in a Week," Counsellor for "Life's Too Short," a 20 part series for BBC1 and she is currently the Anger Management Coach for Channel 5's "Trisha Goddard Show" and Life Coach and Stress Coach for the GMTV and Channel 4 Websites.

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University in the Department of Psychology and he is Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit

Christine Wilding holds a postgraduate diploma in CBT from the University of London, is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling, is a member of the steering committee set up to develop guidelines for the treatment of depression within the NHS, and is in-demand as a leader of CBT-based training courses.

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