We will send you an application form to start the process; once this is completed, we will be in touch to have a quick 20-minute chat to ensure that we are the right fit to work together and to decide on the time for the strategy session and the actual day.
Next is a 90-minute Strategy Session. This is where we begin to understand your vision, who you are, your specialities and the unique value you bring to your clients. This helps us tailor a bespoke website and business strategy that resonates with your personal and professional ethos. We will also walk through the day, what the structure will look like and what will be in place at the end of the day, i.e., Website up and running, business plan and 3-month strategy.
You will spend 8 hours with Sarah and Sophie virtually, or if you live nearby, you can spend the day with us; during that time, we will develop your website: A compelling online presence is crucial for your business. Tech expert Sophie designs and builds an aesthetically pleasing website with great functionality that will grow with your business and be optimised for visibility. Your website will be up and running and ready for referrals by the end of the day.
Many people spend months working on their websites. This is lost time if you are looking to work with self-referring clients. Your website will support the growth of your business from day one. If you plan on selling products and courses or allowing clients to book or pay for sessions, you will have this capability when needed; it's a website that will grow with your business.
Sarah will guide you through all the practical aspects of setting up your practice. This is bespoke depending on your need identified in the pre-planning session; it might be some of the time is writing content for your website or getting profiles or social media set up and developing your business plan and strategy from client management systems, getting the paperwork in place and setting the right fee through to effective marketing techniques. You will have a plan in place for the next three months by the end of the day.
Finally, open the Champagne and sprinkle confetti.
Post Day Support
The first year in Private Practice is where people need the most support, so once the day is complete, we will continue to support you and your business in growing and sustaining its solid foundation.
You will be added as a founding member of the community 'Therapists Corner', where you can attend further training in private practice and have a year of regular support from Sarah and Sophie in the Q&A's and monthly power hours.
Meet Your Coaches
Sarah and Sophie
Sarah combines 20+ years in mental health, from nursing to CBT therapy, with specialisations in EMDR and compassion-focused therapy; she is also a supervisor for the Compassionate Mind Foundation Diploma. Sarah has successfully run a fully booked private practice in the heart of Wilmslow, Cheshire, for over a decade, working with self-funding clients. Known for mentoring therapists towards building values-based practices, Sarah also shares her insights as a blogger, columnist and podcaster. She is the author of ‘The Therapists Guide to Private Practice’ for Routledge.
Sophie brings 20 years of IT and web development expertise, specialising in making the Internet a user-friendly business asset for therapists. Her skills range from website to graphic design, underpinned by a strong background in corporate IT security, ensuring a sophisticated yet secure online presence. Collaborating with Sarah, she co-developed Pocketsite.co.uk, a bespoke, efficient therapist website builder. Their toolkit features essential resources like therapy agreements, business plans, the Therapist Fee Calculator, a starter checklist for private practice, and GDPR solutions, all crafted to streamline and elevate the business side of private practice.
Why Choose Us?
With extensive experience over a decade in helping therapists to set up and grow a private practice, we will work with you to establish a solid foundation for your business, we won't just set you up and go we will support you in your first year creating a sustainable, thriving practice that is personalized and results-oriented tailored to your unique journey.
If your goal is to work with self-funding clients, an online presence is paramount. We see people take far too long to set up their business, feeling overwhelmed and confused this is valuable time where you could be building your presence and working with clients.
Sarah and Sophie combine their expertise to support you in streamlining your practices. They believe that when the complexities of private practice and business are reduced for therapists, they can focus on what they love doing and what they do best – delivering effective, high-quality therapy.
It's For The Dreamers and the Doers!
Who it's for
- Motivated professionals looking to set up their private practice swiftly.
- If you are looking to attract mostly self-referring clients.
- Looking to learn from experts in the field and for support in your journey.
- The already established professional looking to refresh your practice for greater success.
- You will be earning a significant proportion of your earnings via your practice.
- You are keen to invest in that process for faster results.
- You're an action-oriented individual, ready to transform your professional aspirations into tangible success with our expert guidance and support.
Who It's Not For
- You prefer a gradual, slow-paced approach to developing your business.
- You will predominately be working with referral agencies and third parties.
- You if you only plan to see a couple of clients a week.
- Procrastination or indecision is a frequent challenge for you.
- You struggle with motivating yourself.
- Attracting self-funding clients is not a priority for you.
- If you are not looking to invest in your business to set it up.
What's the Investment
Extensive Experience Of Creating Thriving Practices
With extensive experience and a comprehensive approach, we're not just about launching but about creating sustainable, thriving practices. Our personalized, results-oriented methodology is tailored to your unique journey. Sarah and Sophie combine their expertise to support you in streamlining your practices. They believe that when business complexities unburden therapists, they can focus on what they do best – delivering effective, high-quality therapy.
This is an investment and a strategic move for your future as a business owner. The investment is £5,000; the benefit is you will be ready to accept referrals after one full day of intense work, which will position you for unparalleled success. Step confidently into your new role as a private practice owner, equipped with the finest tools, resources and a years worth of support. It's time to turn your dreams into reality.
Who We're Looking For
Motivated, committed therapists ready for a significant leap. If you are determined to get going quickly with your private practice and you don't let procrastination get in your way, we're here to facilitate this exciting journey. If you have the drive, we have the pathway.
It's perfect for you if you want to run a private practice, seeing mainly self-funding clients and might want to grow your business in the future with other income streams. If you want to work just with referral companies, this type of investment is unnecessary.
People often spend months or years thinking about and discovering the different elements needed for their private practice. Writing content alone can be a huge task, and then once you press go on your website, it often takes 3-6 months before the referrals come through. We have some hacks to help make this happen quicker and get you the desired results.
What you Are Guaranteed with Private Practice in a Day
Before the day, we will get together to learn the vision you have for your private practice; together, we will plan out the day and detail what we all need to do beforehand to ensure the day runs smoothly.
You will have access to 'Therapists Corner' as a founding member for a full year for additional support, as a founding member you will be able to attend the Getting Started in Private Practice training and as all your questions while it's likely that you will be ahead of the game it will ensure you have ongoing support and all your questions answered during your first year in private practice.
A professionally designed, functional and SEO-optimized website that will grow with your private practice. A digital storefront from day one ready to welcome clients.
We've been doing this for a while, so we can provide all the practicalities and paperwork you will need to have in place, think - Writing initial contact forms for clients to complete, risk assessments, Therapy Agreements, GDPR Compliance Structure, Consent forms, Policies and we will get you started with your first business plan.
Sarah will work with you to set the right fee and support you in setting a financial plan that will support financial stability, while we recommend that you work with an accountant for expert financial support we will ensure that you understand the day-to-day financial aspects of running a financially resilient private practice whether you set up as a sole trader or limited company.
We guarantee you will receive your first enquiries within three months of your launch day! If you follow our plan, after all, referrals are the life source of a private practice, and to make it happen, you need a plan. We will structure a three-month marketing strategy that will set you up for success.
What People are Saying
I honestly feel I would not have had the confidence to move forward with starting my private practice if it had not been for your help and support. Whenever I have had a query or concern, your responses have always been speedy and informative. You are a reliable source of advice and are extremely knowledgeable in both the fields of business and health care. I find you to be encouraging and empowering as a coach and I have always found our sessions to be a safe space where I can ask the most basic of questions without feeling silly.
It is evident you really enjoy and are passionate about coaching and working with other therapists and you show commitment to therapists' personal and professional growth. It has really helped me focus on working on something rather than everything. Your approach is kind and gentle but also straight to the point, which I personally really appreciate. I like the honesty and feedback you give to ideas, projects etc. I always feel encouraged and inspired!