Getting Started in Private Practice 2017 / Bristol

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM [GST]

Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, City and County of Bristol, United Kingdom


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Clinical Psychology Trainees / Students Partial Approval -£99.75

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"Getting Started in Private Practice" 2017 / Bristol workshop ticket Partial Approval - £149.75

EARLY BIRD "Getting Started in Private Practice" 2017 / Bristol workshop ticket Partial Approval -£129.75

Bring a Friend to Bristol! Reduced rate when 2 or more tickets purchased in one transaction - limited availability Partial Approval - £124.75

If you want to bring a friend along, we can offer you both a £25 discount on the full day rate!

Psychology Direct Associates/AChiPPP Members - Bristol Partial Approval -£120.75

These tickets are available only to Psychology Direct Associates and members of ACHiPPP

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Event Information

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM [GST]

About the Events


This popular 6-hour workshop is designed to help you understand the basic foundations you should have in place when you venture into private practice as a talking professional.

Over the course of the workshop, you will learn the important FIRST STEPS that you need to consider as you start out in private practice, including: thinking about being self-employed; setting up in your practice; managing your money and dealing with the tax man; why you need to be insured; how to keep records and register with the Information Commissioner; how to estimate your costs and set your fees; the challenge of asking for payment; developing your referral networks and promoting your business; using Practice Management software; setting realistic goals for your business; the importance of self-care and keeping on top of CPD.

All attendees will receive a host of invaluable extras, including an up-to-date copy of Colin's ebook "Setting up in Private Practice: A guide to some of the key practical steps you need to take", an editable spreadsheet to help you determine how to set your fees along with many templates for key documents (in WORD format) to use in your practice (e.g. sample invoice; sample therapy contract). You will also get access to Colin's free email newsletter "Building a Successful Private Practice" and other online resources, including a weekly Accountability programme that is designed to help keep you focused on your business goals and help you maintain momentum as you move your practice forward! And if that isn't enough, all participants will be invited to participate in a FREE 1 hour online group coaching session with Colin 4-6 weeks following the workshop to help you maintain your focus and answer new questions that may have come up for you afterwards!


All these extras would cost at least another £150+ usually, but everything is included in your one-off workshop fee!


What previous attendees have had to say:

"Highly recommended & inspirational; lovely relaxed presentational style and very knowledgeable" Dr Eliza Johnson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Midlands.

"Answered all my questions + some I hadn't thought of!" Dr Clare C, Clinical Psychologist

"Inspiring ... I want to get out there and get started now!" Helen Ullmer, CBT Therapist, Liverpool



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Registration is from 9.00am, with the workshop starting at 9.30 am. There will be a one hour lunch break, and we will aim to finish around 4.30 pm. Lunch and all refreshments are included in the fee. Delegates can also avail of FREE PARKING in the car park situated on-site.


Topics you will cover include:

  • What working for yourself means to you
  • Start-up essentials, including tax, insurance, venues and accounting
  • Keeping records and registering with the Information Commissioner
  • Estimating your costs and setting your fees - get this right from the start!
  • Contracting with your clients
  • Developing your business - beyond the basics (including developing your referral network and marketing your services)
  • Managing your caseload, self-care and supervision
  • Can Practice Management Software help your service?
  • Setting your goals and moving forward in your practice


  • The workshop will benefit talking professionals - psychologists, therapists, counsellors, coaches and others - looking to explore the world of private practice; those who have started seriously considering this option and even those who have started on a small scale and want to look at how they might move things forward.


Your host and workshop presenter:

Dr Colin Clerkin is an experienced HCPC-registered clinical psychologist, coach and business mentor. He has been in private practice for more than 16 years, 12 of these full-time. In this time, he has built up a thriving practice, working with a wide range of clients, from individuals and families to Case Management services, medico-legal agencies, solicitors and international corporations, through to providing targeted support into the NHS, in both CAMHS and AMH settings.

Colin's strengths lie in his energy and enthusiasm for bringing the best out of others, helping them develop their skills and make achievable plans for their future. His goal is to create a powerful learning experience that doesn't stop at the end of the workshop, but is the catalyst for exciting personal and professional development for each person in the room.


A word about the venue

The Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ - 0117319 9004  

The Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel is a 4-star hotel located half a mile from Bristol Temple Meads train station, in the heart of the historic city of Bristol. Delegates travelling by car can avail of FREE PARKING on- site. If you stay overnight, you can access the Spa and exercise suite and take advantage of the indoor pool.

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Cancellation policy

Payment in full MUST be made in advance. However, cancellations are accepted up to two weeks ahead of the workshop date. Cancellations prior to this cut-off point will incur a small charge of around £25 to cover administration costs. 

Cancellations within two weeks of the scheduled workshop will not be refunded, but we are happy to accept a nominated replacement attendee at your request.

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