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How To Establish a Successful Private Practice

An essential workshop for students and qualified counsellors wanting to learn how to build a successful private practice.

One look at directory listings shows how many counsellors there are competing for work.  This workshop will give you the tools to build your own successful counselling practice and stand out.

This experiential day will provide you with practical based learning - at the end of the day you will have your own personal plan for building your successful private practice.

Upcoming Exeter workshop:

  • 25th June 2021 9:30am - 16:30pm.

This event is hosted by 

For dates and ticketing information, please visit our Eventbrite page

Course Details

This insightful workshop will be experientially based, and learning will be a blend of trainer led presentations, group work and plenary work. 

We will examine the components of successful psychotherapy & counselling private practices and what makes them successful.  The workshop will help you understand the steps you need to take to develop your own successful private practice.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  1. Describe what the term ‘successful private practice’ means to you

  2. Describe your own objectives for your private practice

  3. Identify how you will measure your objectives for private practice

  4. Describe your own unique selling point

  5. Identify the component parts to your professional image

  6. Identify your own digital marketing goals

  7. Understand the importance of internet search engine optimisation (SEO)

  8. State your ethical and professional position as regards Social Media



Our CPD workshops are open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly aimed at counsellors considering starting private practice or those wishing to grow their practice.

How to apply:

This event is hosted by 

For dates and ticketing information, please visit our Eventbrite page

This is an 'in person' workshop, based at Iron Mill's venue in Exeter. The running of this workshop as an 'in person' workshop is dependent on the Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing measures in place at the time of the workshop date. 

If Covid-19 restrictions are such that the workshop cannot go ahead in person, it will either be postponed or moved online. If this happens, all delegates will be contacted and offered the choice to re-book or receive a refund. We will review arrangements 2 weeks' before the event and inform you of any changes. 


What our Students Say

“My experience with the iron Mill was the best decision in my life, I would rate the IMI 10/10. I'm not saying it was easy, especially starting a new career at the age of 50, but I got through with a lot of hard work and dedication. Our tutors were an inspiration during the four years. Since I got my Diploma I have been so busy counselling, only last week I was offered another new job, it's amazing.”
Elisabeth Bartlett - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Graduate

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Our tutor was such a delight....and I hope she continues teaching in her wonderfully human, but knowledgeable way."
A. Davey - Diploma in Supervision Graduate
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