Productivity Power Hours, motivation for counsellors during COVID 19

Productivity Power Hour

I’m sure you’ll agree that these are strange times. So I’d like to share with you something we are currently doing in the Grow Your Private Practice membership community. 

You may have more time on your hands because of the lockdown, and I know many clients declined the opportunity to have online counselling. 

But things will change and there will be more of a need for counselling than ever before. Will you be ready?

If not, and you need some motivation I invite you to do the Productivity Power Hour.

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Books every counsellor in private practice should read, Jane Travis

Books every counsellor in private practice should read

I've read and listened to many, many books about both business and mindset over the last few years. Some are interesting, funny and easy to read and some less so.

So if you are a counsellor in private practice, here are a few of my favourites to help you grow your practice. Enjoy! 

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How drinking champagne can crush Imposter Syndrome - Jane Travis, helping counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice

How drinking champagne can crush Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt like a bit of a fraud? That somehow, you managed to fake your way into being a counsellor and that soon you'll be found out?

It's ok, don't worry, we ALL feel like that sometimes. I know I do and it can be crippling and stop me in my tracks.

But here's something that's both simple and fun that will help crush Imposter Syndrome. Enjoy! 

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Why you should start before you're ready- Jane Travis, helping counsellors and therapists to grow a thriving private practice

Why you should start before you’re ready

After finishing counselling training, several people on my course immediately signed up to the next level advanced training. I decided to take a year out to get some experience before getting more qualifications. For me, counselling (or at least my version of it) was about 2 people sitting in a room together talking, and I wanted to get some experience doing that. 

So I started before I was ready, and opened my private practice before I'd worked it all out. 

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The modern face of therapy - Jane Travis, Grow Your Private Practice

The modern face of therapy

What do you think of when you think of a therapist?

If I'm honest, when I think of a traditional therapist I get a image of the original therapy poster boy Freud - a tweedy older man in authority who looks, frankly, terrifying!

(Sorry Freud fans!)

Freud: The original poster boy

Or there's the middle aged, middle class white woman who's looking for something to do now the kids have flown the nest.

Is that what the public perception of counselling is, that we are all tweedy busy-bodies looking down our noses at people and observing them?

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