Online CPD Workshop – 5th February 10.00 – 17.00 GMT
Fiona Firman, PTSTA and Fiona Melvin-Farr, Marketing Consultant
Advanced trainees and qualified counsellors & psychotherapists setting up or recently having set up in private practice
This one-day workshop will provide you with an introduction to Private Practice as a Counsellor or Psychotherapist. With a focus on the practical, this workshop will provide you with a solid foundation to ensure your Private Practice is safe, ethical and successful.
We will focus on two main areas – the first area will focus on what needs to be in place before you begin working with clients, including the initial sessions and how to work ethically and safely. The second area will focus on how to market your Private Practice including understanding basic business and marketing principles, how to raise awareness of yourself as a counsellor and/or psychotherapist, and how to generate income. It will help you think about what you might need to consider and get started.
Fiona Firman, PTSTA
Director of Training and Foundation Year Core Tutor
Working in partnership with Fiona Cook, Fiona has overall charge of the ongoing Physis Scotland Counselling and Psychotherapy training programme, its syllabus and accreditation with UKATA, UKCP and COSCA. She also has overall charge of the ongoing Physis Scotland Diploma in Counselling Supervision Programme, its syllabus and validation with COSCA and Advanced Specialist Recognition with the National Counselling Society. In addition, Fiona plans the annual calendar and CPD workshops.
Fiona co-teaches on the Foundation Year programme and liaises with all other trainers involved in delivery of the courses offered at Physis Scotland. She is the contact point for all trainees currently attending the programme.
Fiona has a busy full-time psychotherapy practice in central Edinburgh where she works with individuals and couples, as well as being a qualified supervisor and trainer. She is an accredited COSCA Diploma trainer. Fiona is passionate about teaching TA and supporting people’s growth and development on a personal and professional basis through the use of TA.
Fiona has extensive experience in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse within the voluntary & statutory sectors, as well as in her private practice. She also has a special interest in working with clients who have a Borderline process, &/or a formal diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Fiona Melvin-Farr a marketing consultant and CIM accredited Chartered Marketeer, has been working with Physis Scotland since launch, advising, developing and implementing the marketing strategy, branding and communications.
Fiona established her marketing consultancy in 2001 and works closely with clients to support their development, across a range of sectors including professional services, health, not-for-profit and hospitality. She has served as a Board Member for a number of organisations including a housing charity.