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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Setting up in Independent Practice

A Handbook for Counsellors, Therapists and Psychologists

ISBN 9780230241954
Publication Date January 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Professional Handbooks in Counselling and Psychotherapy

This compact guide offers the trainee and beginning practitioner all the hands-on advice and support they could wish for in successfully planning, setting up and running their own practice. Written by two leading authors and practitioners, it is packed with strategies and advice about what to consider and how best to play to one's strengths.

ROBERT BOR is Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Medical Specialities Directorate at the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. He is a Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, as well as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also a UKCP Registered Family Therapist.

ANNE STOKES is Co-Director of Counselling Online Ltd, as well as Course Co-ordinator and Tutor at University of Bristol, UK. She has been an external examiner at Lewes College, University of Reading, Southampton University (New College) and West Kent College. A BACP Accredited Counsellor her clients have included NHS Trust, CAB, Victim Support, Vodafone, Diocesan Training Board and Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation Trust.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Independent Practice
Choosing the Practice Location
Managing Your Time
Financial Matters
Practical Aspects of Client Work
Engaging with the Process
Marketing your Independent Practice
Managing Risk: Day to Day Issues
Managing Risk: Crunch Factors for Your Business
Running the Practice and Support Networks
Reflections on Private Practice.


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