Workshop: The Therapist as Business Owner: Valuing the Services We Provide

The Therapist as Business Owner: Valuing The Services We Provide

(This course is also available on demand. Contact me here for more details)

Date and venue: Next date TBA

Duration: One Day 10.00 to 4.30

Workshop Aim and Format: The aim of this workshop is to help practising counsellors and therapists to take greater ownership for growing and developing their business. It is an opportunity to explore what holds us back from fully valuing the work we do, and to create a plan for the future.

It is suitable for all counsellors and therapists, whether employed, self-employed or providing their services free of charge, who are members of professional therapist bodies.

The format of the workshop will be informal and experiential, with presentations in large group, smaller group discussion, exercises and games.

This workshop looks at our attitudes to being financially rewarded for our work, and where they might limit us, both in our work with clients, and in our personal lives. These limits are determined by many factors including our past experiences, our values, our self-worth and our beliefs. Often outside our awareness, they may be restricting our ability to grow, personally and professionally.

By the end of the course, participants will

  • Have explored their attitudes to promoting and valuing their work
  • Have explored their values and beliefs about allowing themselves to earn from their work
  • Understand the fears and blocks that might be getting in the way
  • Have practical ideas for expanding their range of promotional activities
  • Have an outline plan for moving forward


Jude Fay, MIAHIP, MIAHIP, is an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, practising from Naas and Celbridge, Co Kildare. She originally trained as a Chartered Accountant, working in and for the accountancy profession for 30 years.

In addition to her private practice work, Jude works with therapists in developing and managing their practices. Jude is the author of “This Business of Therapy: A Practical Guide to Starting, Developing and Sustaining a Therapy Practice.” For some time now, she has been providing information and support through articles on her website, through a regular e-newsletter, through workshops and in one to one work. Her work spans both the practical side of these issues, and the emotional and psychological side.