How to kick the social media overwhelm - Jane Travis, Grow Your Counselling Business

Kick The Social Media Overwhelm

Do you have social media overwhelm?

Aah, I loves me a bit of social media!  The amazing tips, ideas and articles on Pinterest, connecting with people all around the globe in Facebook groups...

I love following Twitter hashtags like #GBBO or #HIGNFY when watching things like The Great British Bake off or Have I Got News For You - such funny comments, it's like being in the pub with friends!

But what about harnessing the power of social media to grow your practice?

Social media is an amazing way to let people know who you are and what you do. 

But sometimes it can feel overwhelming.

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An open letter to new counsellors and therapists - Jane Travis, Grow Your Counselling Business (3)

An Open Letter To New Counsellors And Therapists

I hear a lot of new counsellors and therapists talk about anxiety, apprehension and trepidation when it comes to starting in private practice.

Here is an open letter to new counsellors addressing this fear.

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How to stop comparing yourself to other therapists - Jane Travis, Grow Your Private Practice

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Other Therapists

Do you ever compare yourself to other therapists?

Comparisons - we all do it, and it's tough. We look around and see people that are richer, prettier, thinner, more successful, happier and somehow better. 

I hear it all the time in the counselling room and I bet you do too - other people don’t feel like this, or why can’t I just let this go like other people, or when other people have x happen, they deal with it okay.

And I say how do you know? You’ve no idea what’s going on in their lives, you’ve no idea how they arrive in their current situation.

It’s exactly the same with therapists...

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How to make your business cards work for you: a guide for therapists - Jane Travis, Grow Your Private Practice

How To Make Your Business Cards Work For You

Recently in the ‘Grow Your Private Practice’ Facebook group, the subject of business cards came up, and we had an interesting discussion all about what to do with them to make them earn their keep.

Okay I confess, I’ve had a fair few cards myself <cough> okay, when clearing through some desk drawers I discovered literally hundreds - and very possibly thousands - of old business cards lurking and gathering dust <oops!>

And this is exactly the trap I don't want you to fall into! Paying for business cards, and then they don't get used.

So lets take a look at how to make those cute little business cards work for you to grow your private practice.

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Get more people to read your therapy blog- - Jane Travis, Grow Your Private Practice

Get more people to read your therapy blog

How do you get more people to read your therapy blog?

Appearances matter. 

Yeah, we don't really like to admit it, we know they shouldn't but they do.  

If we go to a restaurant and our meal turns up plonked on a plate, we're disappointed. It might taste exactly the same as if it had been beautifully presented, but it wouldn't feel so special: it wouldn't have the same perceived value. 

It's the same in private practice...

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