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For Therapists Struggling With Private Practice Anxiety: When Are We Ready? – Alison Moore

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST

Alison Moore

Event Details


With paid Counselling Jobs rare and a culture of volunteering in counselling, we can often feel frustrated once we complete our Counselling training and are looking for work.

With the costs of our training, including Supervision and Therapy, and our day to day needs, we can perhaps feel disheartened.

  • If you're a newly qualified counsellor and can't find a counselling job that pays,
  • if you're frustrated with the culture of volunteering that our profession has, and
  • if you think that Private Practice is what you want to do – or must do to keep a roof over your and your family's head,

then this Online event is for you.

Alison is an experienced Therapy Business Coach, Independent Counsellor, and Counselling Supervisor, who has helped many therapists decide if Private Practice is for them, and if it is – help them gain confidence in running a business alongside being a fabulous counsellor.

In the UK, counselling is an unregulated profession – anyone can call themselves a counsellor, create a website and FaceBook page, and get clients. Scary!

As someone who has been through many years of training, you may have been told you're not qualified to be an independent counsellor in private practice. Well – possibly. However, for Alison, it's not as clear cut.

In this conversation, we will discuss what is needed to be fit for private practice, to be an independent counsellor. And, if we're not fit yet, what our next steps could be.

About Alison Moore


I'm a therapist, supervisor, and experienced business mentor. I bring a blend of person-centred perspectives to (what can be) a cold and difficult environment.

Running a business needs a particular mindset – the same way being a therapist does. I'm intrigued by how we blend our mindsets as therapists in business.

I understand that a Therapy Business needs to consider the client relationship across everything we do – probably not like any other business . . .

Having taught hundreds of Counselling students and mentored dozens of businesses - I use this experience to support and encourage therapists in private practice.

With more than 20 years' experience of running successful businesses, I have made and seen many mistakes. I hope I help others to not to . . . . . . .

After training as a therapist and realising I couldn't find employment as a counsellor, and wanting to help people in pain, I decided to start my private practice over 10 years ago. And I'm passionate about supporting colleagues who want to help others too.

Event Format


This event will be an interview conducted using a ZOOM video link that will be streamed to our live video page. You will be able to see and hear the conversation, as it is happening, and use the chat room to offer your own comments and questions.

Recordings are usually posted to the library the day after the live event.

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April 28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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