Mentoring for Therapists
Mentoring is a bit like supervision for your business. The idea being to create space to reflect and work 'on' your vision for your practice/business as opposed to 'in' it. My business learnings lead this work, as well as a background in marketing before I trained and a natural tendency towards 'coaching' you to find the right next business steps for you.
It's up to you what you bring, here are some examples of what often comes up:
Managing finances - everything from planning for breaks through to increasing fees.
Reviewing and implementing boundaries around payments, availability, cancellations & other aspects of your contract.
'More than Therapy' - planning and creating additional offerings (groups, courses etc.)
Marketing messaging & finding a niche - identifying who you want to work with and how to reach them.
Instagram marketing - getting clear on strategy, what to post & how to share authentically to you.
I also often work with therapists at the beginning of their private practice journey, supporting them from the very beginning.
...If you're looking for support with something not listed here, still get in touch! These are just examples - I'm always happy to work together if I feel equipped to offer the input you're seeking.
A One-Off Session | £300
90 minutes of focussed time on one area of your business or a specific project.
Get input, suggestions, recommendations and support with a goal you're ready to start working towards. With time and space for planning, strategy and decisions, you'll leave with more clarity and an actual plan in place.
I'll send you a detailed pre-session questionnaire and gather thoughts and ideas before we meet, to help us make the most of our time.
You'll have access to the session recording for 14 days after we meet.
Following the session, you'll get a detailed summary of what we explored and a list of any actions/next steps we identified.
Regular Sessions | £200 per session
A regular hour of space to share and get input with whatever is current for you at the time we meet.
These sessions may feel more like business/career mentoring, where the main benefit is continued connection and support with your work, led by you and what you feel you're needing each time we meet.
We'll meet regularly - options are: weekly, fortnightly, every 3 weeks or once a month. If you're looking for a one-off session, see above for info.
I'll send you an update questionnaire before each session, to help us make the most of our time.
You'll have access to the session recording for 7 days after we meet.
Minimum 3 session commitment.
Regular sessions with interim support | From £300/month
Consistent support so you feel like you have someone else with you in your business. Clients often say this feels like having a colleague working with them!
We'll meet a minimum of once a month and stay connected between sessions via the Voxer app (much like Whatsapp) so you can run anything and everything past me. This is ideal for bigger projects and/or if you'd like to set up a longer-term support structure.
We'll start by meeting for a 90min initial session, and then meet for 60mins at least once a month (we can meet more often if that feels needed, for an additional cost).
We'll agree 2 days each week where I'll check-in with you on Voxer to respond to anything you've shared. This might be challenges or questions, documents, webpages - literally anything work-related, I'm here!
Minimum 3 month commitment.
If you'd like to explore working together...
The next step is to arrange a time to meet on Zoom to discuss the support you're seeking and which option above might suit you best. Just complete the form below and we can go from there!
"Coaching with Elsie was helpful at the time purely because I was so lost! I naively went into private practice thinking it “can’t be that difficult”. I knew I wanted to reach more people than just the usual 1-1 clients but I wasn’t quite sure how to do that.
Elsie helped me find my niche! The most useful part was being able to just bounce ideas around, no matter how weird and wonderful they were. I enjoyed the creative outlet, something that was outside of my usual training. Whilst I haven’t acted on any of those ideas yet, it gave me the space to think differently. I was in a terrible place last year and whilst I’m not completely out of the woods yet, my mind is much clearer about the direction in which I want to take my business".
Anon | Monthly Support
"I feel more relaxed and confident - massive change! I made my fee changes and this has been huge to change how I feel about my practice and I really feel more confident that it has the legs to grow in the way id like it to. I feel I have more direction now, and when im making choices about what my next steps may be or a new idea ive had to think back to some of the great questions Elsie asked and it allows me to see if this fits into the bigger picture for what I want. this is just a huge and really valuable mindset shift for me which I really value.
This month I quit my part time job to focus solely on my practice- I dont think i'd have the self belief or direction (or the financial resources re fees changes) to do this if I hadn't worked with Elsie."
Carley | Monthly Support
"I always tell people I feel like I've hit the jackpot with my business coach! Elsie's wealth of knowledge as a therapist feeds beautifully into her approach as a coach and as a result I feel incredibly supported, seen and heard. Elsie has gorgeous energy which she brings into our sessions, voice notes and emails; she's gentle, caring and warm but also brings passion and excitement.
The most helpful part of working with Elsie is her ability to make me feel cared for and confident in making decisions. I feel like I have a cheerleader sitting on my shoulder, encouraging me each step of the way! As I grow as a person and my business develops, Elsie is cheering me on and celebrating with me.
The biggest shift I can feel is my confidence. Elsie has encouraged me to reflect on so much and as a result I've been able to acknowledge my personal growth, really step into being a business owner and put myself and my offerings out there!"
Krissi | Monthly Support