Mentoring for therapists
Alongside my clinical work, I absolutely LOVE working with therapists in a coaching/mentoring capacity. The people I work with in this way are usually either in private practice, planning on getting started or are still in training and aiming for PP when they qualify. I see the support I offer as bridging a bit of a gap between supervision, training and personal therapy, where input on the day-to-day running of our businesses, support around what it currently means for us to be therapists, our career goals and where we'd like to take things next, is often missing.
I've worked with a number of different coaches myself and have created a sustainable, fulfilling and balanced business over the last 3 years. I have a private therapy practice that is consistently full, a community of 19,000 on Instagram and I regularly run groups, online courses and workshops. This, combined with a background in marketing before I became a therapist, means I really enjoy supporting fellow therapists within the business side of their work.
Some of the things we might work on together, depending on where you're at in your journey:
Starting your private practice and all that entails (!!)
Getting clear on how your career is taking shape and where you'd like to take it.
Planning for growth and change within your business.
Making sure how you're working aligns with what feels manageable for you.
Structuring your time - working hours, time off, unexpected absences etc.
Implementing helpful systems and processes.
Increasing fees for new and existing clients.
Managing your caseload.
Marketing, marketing, marketing!
Choosing a niche and client profiling.
Using Instagram to find clients.
Building a great website.
Writing connecting directory profiles.
Building an email community & starting a newsletter.
Offering more than just therapy - groups, workshops, courses.
How we can work together
Read more about how we can work together below, scroll to the bottom to explore next steps. All sessions take place on Zoom Monday - Thursday. If timezones align, I'm happy to work with you wherever you're based. I'm in the UK & payments can be made in any currency.
MONTHLY SUPPORT | From £250/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.
A ONE-OFF SESSION | £275
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
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.
If you don't see what you're looking for here or you're not yet sure what you need, that's ok. I invite you to book in an exploration call below and we can chat through options and what could work.
"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 | July - December 2021
"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 | February - April 2022
"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 | November 2021 - Present
If you'd like to explore working together, we can arrange a 30min exploration call on Zoom.
Click the button below to email me with the times that work for you, and any information you'd like to share about what you're looking for, and we can go from there.
Thanks for being here! I'm looking forward to connecting with you.