I’ve noticed that a lot of therapists and counsellors are reluctant to spend money on practice building, yet don’t seem to hesitate at spending hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a year on professional development. I’ve always found this a strange phenomenon that doesn’t quite make sense to me. And many of the therapists I…

It was only about 10 years ago that the vast majority of therapists and coaches were skeptical about the role of the Internet for marketing a private practice. Most professionals used Yellow Page ads, small community newspapers, business cards, tri-fold brochures, and not much else. I experienced that skepticism first hand back then when I…

I was having a conversation with Casey Truffo, founder of Be a Wealthy Therapist and CEO of the International Therapist Leadership Insititute about what she thought were the traits of successful therapists in private practice. Now we weren’t talking about success in terms of clinical skills. It’s likely your clinical skills are very good and…

In this 40-minute video, American neuropsychologist and author Dr Rick Hanson speaks about how mindfulness and developing contemplative practices helps therapists become more effective clinicians with their clients and avoid stress, anxiety and burnout. In this interview, Rick also shares: His journey as a therapist and how he became interested in Eastern traditions like mindfulness.…

In this 30-minute interview, Australia Counselling member and Sydney psychologist Michael Reed PhD speaks about relational psychotherapy and how the Gestalt approach is embedded within a relational approach. In this interview, Dr Michael Reed also discusses: a definition of relational psychotherapy why relational psychotherapy is an effective therapeutic approach the Gestalt perspective on relational therapy…