Whether you want to practice online or simply market your private mental health practice via the internet, there are several options for getting your site up and running. This article explores some of the background questions you may want to ask yourself, while describing some of the options in detail.
‘In Practice’ Articles at Counselling Resource, Page 2
The following articles are tagged with ‘In Practice’ in our library of resources.
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With prices for the most expensive digital certificates coming in at over 300 times more than the least expensive, it pays to be sure of what you’re buying when you cough up the cash for a server certificate. Here’s what the SSL certificate companies would rather you didn’t know.
This brief case study in backup strategy describes how I maintain backups of my own personal and practice data; while my own approach certainly won’t fit everybody’s needs, I believe it fits mine, and I hope some aspects of it might be useful to other practitioners. Our companion article on backup basics explains some of the underlying factors to consider when formulating your backup strategy — an essential part of your overall security planning.
A little quantitative keyword research can help you to understand what keywords web users are actually searching for (as distinct from what you think they might search for); choosing keywords sensibly and empirically can make the difference between a successful keyword marketing strategy and a huge waste of time.
An important part of improving the service offered to clients is listening to what they have to say. The widely used client feedback form which we’ve been providing since 2003 is now available for download again after a brief hiatus.
Whether you’ve been at it for years, or you’re just getting started as an online practitioner, I hope you’ll find something useful in our section for online supervision and online therapy training and development.
Most of this section of the site is aimed at the practitioner already in private practice, or looking to build up a larger practice for which they are responsible. But some practitioners will just be considering the move into working privately and will be wondering whether they are ready for taking that plunge. In my view, the main differences between private and organizational counselling practice have very little to do with actual counselling ability and everything to do with the environment outside the counselling hour.