CPD Programme 2018/19:

Setting up in Private Practice

A practical workshop with Alistair Park

Sunday 21st October 2018

Registration and coffee: 9:45amWorkshop: 10am | 3pm Lunch provided

Cost: £60.00

Developing the tools to practice as a counsellor or psychotherapist is a long, challenging and costly business. Getting ready to earn money from the practice you have trained for can be equally, but differently, challenging, both emotionally and practically.

This workshop aims to help counsellors and psychotherapists hoping to work in Private Practice focus their minds on the key issues to be explored, decisions to be made and actions to be taken in the process of setting up and establishing a Practice. It will focus on the three key aspects of setting up a private practice: The practical essentials; professional and ethical aspects; and business and financial management. The workshop will be practical and interactive. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own draft plan and to work through their own process throughout the session.

Alistair Park is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and supervisor working mainly in private practice in Central London. He initially qualified as a counsellor 25 years ago and he is an experienced teacher, having taught on Mental Health issues in Higher Education for many years while also working clinically in the NHS. He has gained extensive management experience in both the public and charity sectors and is currently the Chief Executive of a successful counselling agency in South London. He provides supervision to a number of counselling and psychotherapy agencies and he is a trustee of the Inner City Centre, London.

The number of participants is limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Alternatively, to reserve a place please contact: 
Holly Cassidy
Course Administrator
Tel No: 020 8371 0180


The MHCPC Continuing Professional Development programme (CPD) offers short courses to keep clinicians up to date with current developments in the profession and enables them to explore various subjects in more depth. Visiting lecturers and speakers have included:

Christopher Bollas, Patrick Casement, Lavinia Gomez, Nina Farhi, Adam Phillips, Neville Symington, Margot Waddell, Anne-Marie Sandler, Sue Gerhardt.


For course bookings and administrative queries:
Contact: Agnieszka Majewska
Course Administrator
Tel No: 020 8371 0180

For enquiries about the Counselling Referral Service:
Contact: Marie Calvo
CRS Coordinator
Tel No: 020 8371 0180

For all other queries:
Contact: Alex Moss
Tel No: 020 8371 0180