This part of my website is dedicated to our professional development.   

I started my career in Marketing before discovering teaching and then, later, qualified as a therapist in 2019 [I am a registered Member of the BACP].  I have been in private practice ever since.  Through networking, I have seen how many counsellors not only struggle to start their own private practice, but also find it difficult to market themselves.  I offer a range of courses - click on the course below that interests you for more information.  If you would like to book, please send me a message via the website and let's take it from there.  I look forward to hearing from you.

SET UP YOUR OWN COUNSELLING PRACTICE:

A GUIDE ON GETTING STARTED (4HRS)

What if I told you that, in JUST 4 HOURS, you would have all the information you need to set up your own private practice?  Setting up in private practice can seem overwhelming, but this 4 hour seminar will introduce you to everything you need to know.

Regardless of your modality, setting up your private practice is the same for us all - there are regulatory, ethical and practical concerns to take into consideration.  At the end of this seminar, you will be provided with a handy checklist and a pricing spreadsheet so you can run your business economically, and in a way that suits your lifestyle.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

    MORNING SESSION (2 HOURS): 

    • The importance of RESEARCHING your business
    • Some BUSINESS BASICS e.g. taxes, bank accounts
    • The therapeutic SPACE - considerations
    • ADMINistrative matters - my top 20 tips

    OTHER INFORMATION

    Duration: 4 hours in total + 30 minute virtual lunchbreak.

    Format: Live group interactive online seminar via ZOOM.

    AFTERNOON SESSION (2 HOURS):

    • CONTRACTS
    • Boundaries and the importance of SELF-CARE
    • How to KEEP ON GOINGwhen times are tought
    • Brief MARKETING guide

    Next LIVE sessions

    (all times are LONDON, UK time): 

    COST:

    £199.00 which includes:

    • e-material;
    • 'Setting up a business' checklist;
    • 'How to price my service' spreadsheet;
    • e-certification on completion

    INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING

    FOR YOUR BUSINESS (4 HRS)


    I taught International Marketing for more than ten years at a leading University in London (Levels 4 - 7), and this 4 hour intense seminar is equivalent to the knowledge you would learn at Level 4 (at a UK University). 

     

    Let's fastrack that marketing knowledge and get your business off the ground.  This seminar is open to anyone regardless of their current career or circumstances.  A unique aspect of this seminar is that the seminar cost includes a follow up 1-2-1 with Stuart to go through your draft Marketing plan!

     

    WHAT TO EXPECT?

    MORNING SESSION (2 HOURS): 

    • What are your products and/or services?
    • How will you communicate about your products?
    • What is your industry and who are your customer(s)?
    • Understanding the customer journey 
    • The Marketing Mix
    • The macro / micro environment

    OTHER INFORMATION

    Duration: 4 hours in total + 30 minute virtual lunchbreak.

    Format: Live and interactive online seminar via ZOOM.

    COST:

    £189.00 which includes:

    • e-material;
    • 1-2-1 follow up (30mins) - marketing plan review
    • e-certification on completion

    AFTERNOON SESSION (2 HOURS):

    • Pricing your goods and services
    • The importance of ''ositioning' your business 
    • Brief introduction to Digital Marketing
    • Case study

     

    Next LIVE sessions

    (all times are LONDON, UK time): 

    AN INTRODUCTION TO 

    MENTORING & COACHING (2 x 2.5 HR SESSIONS)


    Mentoring and coaching changes lives.  Although they are quite distinct from eachother, this practical seminar will provide you with a range of tools that you can pick from in order to develop your own mentoring or coaching style.  People underestimate the power of mentoring and coaching.  As we rush through each day, we sometimes forget to take a step back and ask ourselves: "Is this what I want?", "What do I want?" and "How can I get there?"  When people look for a mentor or a coach, they're usually ready to ask - and explore - the very questions that change lives.  And they are relying on you to help them get there.

     

    This mini course is over two parts, usually one to two weeks apart. 

    This provides participants with an opportunity to go away and practice the skills they learnt in PART ONE. 

    When we resume, we will share our coaching experiences so that we can learnng from one another.

     

    WHAT TO EXPECT:

    PART ONE (2.5 HOURS): 

    • The mentoring, coaching and counselling overlap
    • Importance of self-reflection and introspection
    • Mentoring & Coaching theory - a fast track
    • Mentor & Coaching Techniques
    • Model to explore individual growth 
    • Overcoming resistence using socratic dialogue
    • How goals work in our mind
    • Setting goals 

    OTHER INFORMATION

    Duration: 4 hours in total + 30 minute virtual lunchbreak.

    Format: Live and interactive online seminar via ZOOM.

    PART TWO (2.5 HOURS):

    • Your coaching experiences
    • Peer feedback
    • Setting healthy boundaries and self-care
    • Where to use your mentoring and coaching skills
    • Taking this further
    • Q&A


    Next LIVE sessions

    (all times are LONDON, UK time): 

    COST:

    £159.00 which includes:

    • e-material;
    • 'Setting up a business' checklist;
    • 'How to price my service' spreadsheet;
    • e-certification on completion