Online CPD Workshop
Fiona Firman, PTSTA and Fiona Melvin-Farr, Marketing Director
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, BA (Hons), PG Dip (TA Counselling), MSc (Psych), PTSTA, CTA (P), is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer based in Edinburgh, where she runs a private practice. Fiona is a Director in Physis Scotland in Edinburgh, where she co-teaches on the Foundation Year programme.
Fiona has extensive experience in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse within the voluntary and statutory sectors, as well as in private practice.
Fiona has a special interest in working with clients who present with a Borderline process, and/or have a formal diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Fiona Melvin-Farr, BA (Hons), Chartered Marketer, MCIM
Fiona Melvin-Farr is a marketing consultant based in Edinburgh. She has been working with Physis Scotland since launch, advising, developing and implementing the marketing strategy, branding and communications. In 2021 Fiona joined the Partnership as Marketing Director and contributes to the continued growth of Physis Scotland.
As a marketing consultant, she works closely with clients to support their growth and development, across a range of sectors including professional services, health and not-for-profit. She has served as a Board Member for several organisations including a housing charity.