Business Coaching for Therapists

Have you considered business coaching for therapists?



Business Coaching For Therapists 

Have you considered business coaching for therapists?  In this blog we will explore how coaches can help therapists get better results from their business. Whether that’s to help them transition from part-time to full-time or to grow their full-time practice. This works for both Therapists and for counsellors.


Why as a therapist you should consider a Business Coach in 2022? 

The world of business is changing. Therapists and counsellors are looking for new ways to stay ahead of the game. One of the most important decisions they will make is to hire a business coach. 


Who is a business coach for? 

Business coaching is not just for people who are at the top of their game, it's also for those who want to:

  • improve their business skills
  • increase their income
  • grow their therapy practice. 

Furthermore it will help you to overcome obstacles and in other words accomplish what you want in life. This may include:

  • becoming a successful therapist
  • managing your time better
  • getting started with a new project, such as developing a new service or product. 


What is Business Coaching and How Can it Help Therapists in the Long-Term? 

A Business Coach is a person who advises and supports another business person.  In our case a therapist or counsellor. 

You will find that they can be of great help to therapists in the long-term by helping them stay focused and take time to work on their therapy practice. 

Whilst many coaches will have their own successful businesses, not all will be practicing therapists. It’s important to keep your business coaching separate from any clinical supervision. 


Coaching for Therapists 

Coaching for therapists can come in many forms, including individual coaching sessions either on or offline; group coaching, and even a self-directed coaching course. 

Here are just seven important ways that a coach can have an impact on a therapist’s practice: 

1. Develop self awareness 

2. Get clarity on values and goals 

3. Create a plan for success 

4. Set, monitor, and achieve goals 

5. Manage time wisely 

6. Improve systems and organisation 

7. Providing accountability by tracking progress, results, and evaluating performance against specific timeframes to ensure aims are met.


How to Find the Right Coach for Your Therapy Business? 

Finding the right coach for your therapy business is an important step in achieving your goals. You need someone who's knowledgeable about various aspects of running a successful business like:

  • getting more referrals
  • marketing
  • finance
  • Changing mindset. 

It’s important to take time to find the right coach and it’s one that shouldn’t be rushed. The wrong coach might offer you a solution that doesn't solve anything and waste your time and money. 


So how do you find the right business coach to help you develop as a business person? 

The first thing you need to do is narrow down what type of coach best fits your needs. There are different coaching approaches from directive to indirect. 

The next step would be to look for a coach whom you feel you can work with. They may or may not be a therapist themselves. 

Many business coaches may have general business experience, others, like me, will also be practicing therapists with real world experience of creating a successful therapy practice. 

It may be difficult to find the time to do this research but this is necessary if you want to find the right person for you. 

And when you have an initial chat you’ll get a feel for whether or not they are a fit for you and they can gauge if they can help you. 

As with therapy, both parties have to be comfortable working together. There are some things you may want to consider: 

● Do they have the relevant experience and qualifications? 

● Do they understand or work with your issue? 

● Do they have experience with solving your problem?

● Is it going to provide the return on your investment you are seeking? 


Are you ready? 

Once you’ve found the right coach for you, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your goals, whatever they may be. And in a more focused and systematic way. 

If you want to have a chat about how coaching could help your therapy practice just get in touch.  Please make sure you have connected with me on Linkedin or  Facebook and Instagram too.

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