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HOW TO start and run your own counselling practice

I started my practice; Vita Nova Counselling, over four years ago. I was qualified, I was registered with the Council for Counsellors and I was ready to dive into the wonderful world of counselling. Little did I know how unprepared I was for the day to day running of the practice. Sure I was ready for the actual counselling part of it all, but soon I realised much more goes into starting and running your practice; marketing, time management, finances, invoicing and accounts, handling calls, general administration and the list goes on and on.

This course therefore is aimed at equipping qualified and registered counsellors with information and knowledge on how to get their practice going and how to actually run the day to day challenges outside of the consultation room.

The "How to start and run your own practice", is a 3 day training course and is presented on location at 615 Vampire street; Elarduspark Pretoria East.

Join us for this training course and reduce your teething problems. 

Kindest regards,
Anri van den Berg - owner and founder of the Vita Nova Counselling Centre

Present yourself and your practice confidently and professionally from day one.

Course outline

Day 1 - Planning Your Counselling Practice

Session 1
  • Introduction
  • Starting a practice
  • Your practice - your business 
  • Important attitudes in private practice
  • Defining success 
Session 2
  • Vision, mission and values
  • Individual assignment
  • Swot analysis
  • Smart Goals

Day 2 - Getting Started

Session 1
  • Basic Practice Requirements
    • Startup Costs: Capital and Operational
    • Location, Consultation Room and Reception
  • Client Communication
    • Email
    • Telephone skills
    • Case Studies
  • Practice Documents
  • Time management
  • Scope of practice and when to refer
Session 2
  • Marketing and Networking
  • Partnerships and Referrals
  • Sales pitch
  • Individual Assignment

Day 3 - Behind The Scenes 

Session 1
  • Administrative Tasks and Challenges 
  • Finances and Invoicing (Debt collection vs cash only practice)
  • Medical Aid
  • Record Keeping
  • Self Care
Session 2
  • Q&A - session
  • Conclusion
  • Final Assessment


DATES FOR 2017:                              DATES FOR 2017:
Course1: 3 Saturdays:   11 Feb; 11 Mar and 8 Apr
Course2: 3 consecutive days: 8, 9 and 10 Feb 
Course3: 3 consecutive days: 5, 6 and 7 June 

R3840 per person
R840 - non refundable
deposit to secure your seat.
Early bird special: 
If you book your 2017 course
before 29 Dec 2016, you pay
only R3500p/p. R500 non refundable
deposit to secure your seat.

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