A strong, direct connection exists between therapy and communication. When therapists and counsellors are able to communicate effectively, they are able to deliver great value to their clients. They can better understand their clients’ situation. They can provide insight and guidance in a clear, professional and relevant manner. Communication plays a crucial role in building…

In starting your own private practice, you have to handle two specific aspects. Apart from your actual therapy practice, you also have to set aside ample time and effort toward the business side of things, which includes private practice marketing. Fortunately, undertaking this vital task has become easier with advances in technology as well as…

If you’re a therapist or mental health professional who likes to blog, please join us to celebrate and promote World Mental Health Day Blog on October 10, 2015  by writing and submitting a blog post related to mental health. When you submit your blog post on or before October 10, 2015, we will be updating this official…

This article is by Kat Love, website designer at www.katlove.com I live, breathe, and sleep therapy website design, not only because I help solo and group practices plan, design, and code websites for a living, but because I am deeply passionate about helping psychotherapists. About ten years ago, I started learning website design and development…

You can’t sustain your therapy practice without marketing online. Part of that strategy requires building your content, not just for your website but also for your blog. With blogging, you get more opportunities to acquire new clients since statistics show that blogs get 67 percent more leads, they get 97 percent more links to websites,…

Picture this. You’ve just finished seeing your final client for the day. Your client has left your office with a smile on her face and you’re basking in the glow while reflecting on the great work you did together and the progress your client is making. You love this work and wouldn’t want to do…

As therapists, we have to be able to talk with our clients about many intimate aspects of their lives. Speaking about issues such as child abuse, trauma, rape, assault, incest and other difficult subjects are a part of everyday conversations for most therapists – it goes with the territory. However, you might be surprised to know…

The Human Givens therapeutic approach is founded on the principle that we all have fundamental emotional needs that need to be met. The Human Givens approach says when our important emotional needs aren’t met, we can become anxious, addicted and depressed. The 10 emotional needs Annie discusses in this interview are: Security – we need…

There’s no doubt that having your name, face and and voice in the media is a good thing for your therapy practice. This is the essence of PR – public relations – when the media and other authoritative organisations are clamoring to get your expert comments. This can be in the form of comments in…

Here’s my presentation that I recently did for PDP Seminars and ACAP for the Professional Practice Symposium. Watch the presentation below and see my notes under the slide deck. How to use ethical online marketing to build a successful private practice from Clinton Power The digital revolution has changed how you market a private practice…

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