Australia Counselling member Jodie Gale is a therapist based on the northern beaches of Sydney.
She has created her ideal private practice that suits her lifestyle and family commitments through building a strong online presence by having a client-attracting website and blogging on a regular basis.
In fact, Jodie receives so many inquiries for counselling, she now refers out more clients than she takes on.
In this interview, Jodie shares:
- who she works with and which issues she treats
- how she decided on her niche
- what marketing efforts have been the most effective for her in building her ideal business
- how she uses blogging to attract new clients into her practice
- the benefits she has experienced from blogging
- how she uses social media as part of her marketing strategy
- the benefits she has gained from participating in social media
Resources and links mentioned in this podcast:
- Jodie Gale’s website
- Jodie Gale’s blog
- Private Practice Toolbox 2013 Blogging Challenge
- Private Practice Toolbox Facebook Group
- Australia Counselling membership – Join Australia Counselling to promote your private practice
About Jodie Gale
Sydney counsellor, soul-centred life-coach and Master’s qualified psychotherapist Jodie Gale, is a leading specialist in women’s emotional, psychological and spiritual health and wellbeing. She has a wealth of personal and professional experience and knowledge in the field of addiction and eating disorders. Jodie is Assistant Clinical Director at EATFED, an approved service provider for South Pacific Private Addiction and Mood Disorder Treatment Centre and works in private practice, treating eating disorders as well as other women’s issues in Manly and Allambie Heights on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Her experience includes a thesis on eating disorders titled ‘Call off the Search: Eating Disorders a Symptom of Psychospiritual Crisis’, (you can read an excerpt here); post graduate training in addiction and Indigenous ‘women’s business’; work experience in the ‘Eating Disorder Unit’ at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London; the Eating Disorders Foundation (now part of The Butterfly Foundation); Riverglen Mental Health Unit and Women’s Health NSW.
Jodie is passionate about putting the soul back into therapy and helping women to find value, meaning and purpose out of their suffering.
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