Have you ever had the experience of struggling to feel empathic towards a client or felt exhausted and dreaded facing sessions with your clients?
If you answered yes, it's likely you have experienced a self-care issue.
Self-care issues can emerge on a spectrum from compassion fatigue at one end to total burnout at the other.
In our profession where we use ourselves as the instrument of change, self-care needs to be a priority.
So I asked therapist self-care expert Vivian Baruch what are the...
In this month's live workshop we addressed the basics of how to attract clients.
We also covered:
How your money issues get in the way of you building a successful practice
The importance of public speaking as part of your marketing plan
What to include in your community marketing plan
What to include in your Internet marketing plan
The basics of a client-attracting website
We also review the websites of two Australia Counselling members.
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In this 60-minute live workshop, Clinton Power, founder of Australia Counselling shares how to create an Australia Counselling profile that attracts you new clients to your practice.
We also cover:
How to use headlines to stop the reader in their tracks
How to describe your services so you connect with your ideal clients
The importance of a professional head shot and how to communicate through your image
How to structure your content so the reader contacts you to make an inquiry or booking...
There has been significant controversy about the upcoming DSM V, the psychiatric diagnostic and statistical manual for mental illness and disorders.
For this reason, Australia Counselling spoke with the world-renowned expert Dr. Joel Paris about the upcoming changes and his thoughts about whether we should be concerned about the changes and what are some of the more important changes we need to know about.
Dr. Paris has a reasoned and broad perspective on the latest changes, considering he...
The model of group psychotherapy developed by Irvin Yalom is now considered the 'gold standard' of group therapy approaches throughout the world. Its focus on the interpersonal relationships and the process underlying them allows the group to become a powerful agent of change.
For many therapists, adding group therapy to your suite of services is a wonderful way to augment your practice, as well as provide valuable growth experiences for your clients. However it's essential that you complete...
Did you know that asking your clients for negative feedback and tracking their outcomes are statistically proven ingredients for clinical excellence?
Australia Counselling spoke to Scott Miller PhD about how outcome-focused psychotherapy can help clinicians become better therapists.
In this 30-minute interview Scott discusses:
What the research says about how effective psychotherapy really is
What is considered clinical excellence in the field of psychotherapy
Whether the type of therapy...
Did you know that copywriting is a proven science that can actually increase the number of clients that contact you just from using particular words on your website and other promotional materials?
Melbourne copywriter Belinda Weaver certainly know this, so we spoke to her about how therapists and counsellors can improve their copy online and offline to attract new counselling and psychotherapy clients.
In this interview, Belinda also discuss:
The basics of effective copywriting that therapists...
Terry Real is an internationally recognized Family Therapist and Author and founder of the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology.
A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry has worked with thousands...
While therapists and counsellors may not immediately appreciate the business benefits of understanding fundamental PR strategies, there are many that can help you get your therapy or psychology business exposed to the media.
Australia Counselling recently spoke with Catriona Pollard, who is the founder and director of CP Communications, one of Sydney’s most respected and innovative boutique PR and social media agencies.
Catriona is an expert in developing public relations and social media...
In this 60-minute webinar, Clinton Power, founder of Australia Counselling talks about how to use email marketing to build relationships and attract new client. The content of this webinar includes:
What is email marketing?
the process of using emails to build relationships and stay in touch with potential clients
the importance of relationship building
why you need to capture email addresses from your website visitors
how email is more effective than social media
The benefits of email...