Category Archives for Mindset matters for therapists

Therapist self care: Why it's vital for you AND your clients - Jane Travis, Grow Your Private Practice

Therapist Self Care: Why it’s vital for you and your clients

Therapists self care isn't something that's just nice to have

No, it's vital for both you and your clients and I'll tell you why. 

I love being a therapist.

I've been a counsellor since January 2005 and it's been amazing. When the world leaves people feeling broken and confused, therapy helps to make sense of it all again.

Job satisfaction - off the scale!

But did you know being a therapist has a detrimental impact on you physically and emotionally, and change relationships in a way you may not have considered? 

This is why robust self care is vital for counsellor - it's an ethical consideration.

Take a look and see what I mean.

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The Saturated Market Myth - are there too many therapists_ Jane Travis, Grow Your Private Practice

The Saturated Market Myth

Is there a saturated market for therapists?

It’s easy to buy into the idea that the market for therapists is saturated. After all, a quick search on Google for your area will show dozens of counsellors, possibly hundreds.

Maybe you're worried, especially if you’re new, an introvert or struggle with imposter syndrome because the very idea of ‘getting out there’ or 'selling yourself' will likely bring you out in hives. (Note - you don’t have to sell yourself, no one likes being sold to.)

So let’s take a closer look at the saturated market myth.

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How to avoid Shiny Object Syndrome and get more done - a guide for counsellors and therapists. Jane Travis, grow Your Private Practice

Shiny Object Syndrome – A Guide For Therapists

How to avoid Shiny Object Syndrome - and get things done

Do you know how many blog posts I have in 'draft' that I haven't finished?

Twenty three. Twenty three! That's a whole lotta blogs! 

So how come I went to the trouble of getting them almost written, but haven't finished them?

I was hit by Shiny Object Syndrome!

So what is Shiny Object Syndrome, and how can you combat it?  

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How to beat imposter syndrome -a guide for therapists- Jane Travis, Grow Your Private Practice

How to beat imposter syndrome: a guide for therapists

Picture this: I'm sitting in front of a Google doc, the flashing cursor mocking me. I want to write a blog, but I can’t think because of my inner critic shouting at me.

Why would people be interested in what you say?’
'You don’t even know about this stuff, you’re just winging it’
'If you write this, you’ll be uncovered as a fraud’


Welcome back, Imposter Syndrome!

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9 common concerns about joining the Grow Your Private Practice Community

9 Common concerns about joining the Grow Your Private Practice Community

It’s always worth taking some time to consider any investment for your practice. You may be interested in joining the Grow Your Private Practice community but have a few worries about whether it’s the right choice for you.

So here are some of the most common concerns prospective members have before joining the Grow Your Private Practice community.

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