This month I am celebrating 7 years in private practice.
I started my career as a counsellor in 2006 within the safety of a large counselling and training charity. I am delighted that I continue to be part of that organisation where I provide counselling one day a week.
In 2011 I stepped outside the security of an organisation to start my private practice. Over the last seven years I have organised all aspects of my work, finding premises, getting insurance, learning about marketing and many others things. There have been some running-your-own-business challenges along the way, but it has always felt worthwhile. It is worthwhile because of the people I see. The courageous people who come to counselling to address their difficulties and who work towards making positive changes in their lives. I feel privileged to be part of their journeys. Here’s to the next 7 years!
If you are interested in reading further about the benefits of counselling here are some useful links:
Here is a link to a useful article How Counselling Helped Me
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy provides lots of useful information about how counselling changes lives
The Counselling Directory talks about what is counselling