We understand just how challenging it can be to set-up in business for the first time. So we have created an accredited therapist business course called Successful Therapy Practice that gives you step-by-step guidance. In addition to the course you can opt-in to receive business mentoring. Part of this service includes email and telephone support as well as constructive guidance during every stage of setting up a business as a therapist. This is a stand alone course, so no matter which school, college or University you have trained with, you will be able to use this course to succeed as a therapist in this highly competative market.
** SPECIAL OFFER: Existing students can purchase this course for only £39.99. So you're welcome to purchase a different home learning course or on-site training course and then buy this course at a huge discount once you are registered with us. Alternatively you can go ahead and buy this course at full price by clicking the link below. However, we will not be able to offer partial refunds once you have registered for the full price course by purchasing below.
More about the course
Yes. This is the perfect course for anyone wishing to learn how to set up in business professionally as a self-employed or mobile therapist.
This is the background and theory that you study at home and then complete an online test paper before completing your worksheets.
Establishing the foundations
Suitability, Business plan, Business profile, Mission statement, SWOT.
Building your business
Location, Finding premises, Types of business, Equipment.
How your business will work
Setting up, The work environment, How you will practice, Hours, Terms and conditions, Looking after yourself, Healthy eating, Well-being.
The Law, Current legislation, Licenses, Regulations, Tax, National Insurance, Professional bodies.
Financing the business, Methods of payment, Setting your fees, Selling associated products, Stock Control and Retailing, Budgeting, Accounts, Costing the business, Managing money.
Maintaining your business
Client/customer care, Customer/Client Service Successful communication, Setting up your database, Time management, Checklist.
Professionalism, Codes of conduct, Ethics, Boundaries, Confidentiality, Client contact, Data protection, Preparing to treat, Consultation.
The Good Stuff!
Making your name, Your USP, Marketing, AIDA, Advertising, Self promotion, Business literature and stationery, The Internet, Networking.
Dealing with challenges
Dealing with the negative aspects of the business and therapeutic career, Complaints, Difficult Customers/clients, When not to treat or when to refer on, Palliative and Social Care, Health and safety, Risk assessment, Dealing with other professionals, Support networks, Stress management, Burnout, What to do when things go wrong, Troubleshooting the 10 most common problems.
Ending the Holistic Program Positively, Growing the business, Staffing, Becoming a specialist in your field, Moving on, CPD, Self reflection, What next, To stay or go, Conclusion.
Useful Contacts and Resources
After Care Advice
Awareness of Work Values
Cash Flow Projection Sheet
Case Study Form
Many of the Diploma courses offered by Therapy Training School are accredited (ie: approved for membership & insurance purposes) by the International Guild of Complementary Therapists (IGCT), the Guild of Holistic Therapists (GHT) and the Guild of Beauty Therapists (GBT). Additionally, Therapy Training School is an approved Platinum Training Provider with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), and this organisation also accredits many of our Diploma courses for membership & insurance purposes.
All of our Diploma & Certificate training courses throughout the UK are accredited by Therapy Training Academy Ltd (our umbrella organisation) and insurance for practicing professionally can be taken out in the UK via Westminster Insurance (highly recommended), Wellbeing Insurance and Towergate Insurance.
With professional insurance in place, you will be able to get a job as a therapist, practice as a self-employed therapist or work independently as a mobile therapist.
Our Certificate courses are recommended for those who wish to deliver treatments to family and friends. Although professional insurance is not a legal requirement, we do advise that you purchase insurance to safeguard your recipients and yourself and to provide you with peace of mind. Insurance for delivering therapy to family and friends can be taken out in the UK via Westminster Insurance (highly recommended), Wellbeing Insurance and Towergate Insurance. Our Certificate courses are accredited by the International Guild of Complementary Therapists (IGCT).
*Before you commit to any course, we strongly advise that you check with your potential employer (and Borough Council, if you wish to work in London) to ensure that the qualification you have decided to undertake will be accepted by them, and to find out if you need a licence to work.
How everything works from start to finish. Read our detailed step-by-step guide. Read more >
You can work anywhere in the UK with our Diplomas. However, if you're looking to work in London you need to know which Boroughs accept our Diploma. Read more >