Good evening,

The weather has taken on an autumnal feel over the last week or so, but it’s been lovely to have some sunshine to boost the spirits before the long slog through the winter.

I know I’ve been working with my team at Private Practice Hub on some new ideas and I’m sure you’ve been doing the same.

I’m conscious that the year can slip by without me really noticing because I have my head down and working hard at all the things I do from day to day. But unless I spend some real time focusing on where to take my business next, I can find that another huge chunk of time has passed.

How do you balance your time working and getting things done versus developing your business more? I’d be interested to hear from you about your ideas and how you manage this in your practice. Just reply to this email and let me know!

Practitioner Marketing Hub
I’ve developed, along with some other friendly faces, a new hub completely dedicated to marketing. It’s called Practitioner Marketing Hub and it’ll be launching very soon. PPH wants to make marketing as easy and painless as possible for you so we’ve pulled together some experts who can help you achieve your goals. Keep an eye on your emails for the launch date.

Ask the Expert webinars
Our fantastic Q&A Webinars will be starting again very soon, with some great topics on the cards including social media tips and how to build a great website among others. If you have any topics you’d like us to cover please do reply to this email. Don’t forget you can always listen to the other webinars that we’ve run previously. You can find them here

There are also some fantastic blogs on the website, so do go and take a look.

Are you prepared for the worst case scenario?
Have you ever wondered what would happen to your business if someone made a claim against you? As long as you have an insurance policy that meets the needs of your practice, you should be able to ride the storm. Westminster Insurance is a specialist provider of liability insurance to people who run a private practice or a small business. Private Practice Hub members are lucky enough to have a special discount available so take advantage of the special DISCOUNT on ALL your future quotes.

Manage your time more successfully
Interrupting a client’s time to answer the phone is a dilemma many of us face, as is taking a well-earned holiday without suitable cover. Fortunately, Real Time Reception can help. Their friendly and supportive team can answer calls, deal with queries and book appointments. They have a great deal of experience helping health professionals and can provide anything from temporary to full time cover. Make sure you never miss another booking and never worry about taking a break again by visiting their website or calling 0800 193 0121 for a chat.

Online help to grow your practice
Would you like more clients?  Especially clients who will pay your full private practice fee? Most therapists would say yes. ProfitablePractices can help. This on-demand interactive video course has been created by million-dollar practice owner and TV psychologist Dr. Chloe Carmichael. If you want to attract, book, and retain private paying clients, join Dr. Chloe's interactive video course today.

Save time & eliminate paperwork
WriteUpp’s GDPR-ready cloud-based practice management system is a fantastic time-saver. Their latest enhancement, Smart Forms, allows you to send forms to clients for them to complete online. When they’re done, the completed form is automatically added to their record in WriteUpp – a nice timesaver. WriteUpp’s support is famously friendly and their loyal (and vocal) users provide a great insight into what it’s really like using their system – see their Facebook Reviews. You can take advantage of a FREE 30 day trial today - click here

"Get more clients now" Webinar
Most of us would say YES to more perfect clients walking through the door. Chris and Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, the UK’s #1 Business Growth Experts for Practitioners and Coaches, are running a free webinar to help you achieve exactly that. They’ve delivered this webinar to more than 1200 business owners and they can help you too. Places are limited so register HERE now to reserve your space.

Is secure file sharing still giving you nightmares?
The need for therapists to securely share large volumes of client information can often cause challenges. Some therapists may recommend password protecting documents or sending via CDs, whilst others may even suggest sending in clear text. None of these options provide therapists with an easy-to-use and GDPR-compliant method of communication. Egress Email and File Protection is a government-certified email encryption product which provides a seamless, simple and compliant way to send sensitive information securely. Egress fully integrates with Outlook and Gmail, so customers can incorporate encryption into their day-to-day email system. Egress are offering all Private Practice Hub members 15% off their services. Contact Egress via for more information.     

Therapy Expo’s coming soon
We’re really excited to be working with Therapy Expo again this year, and we’ve got two tickets to giveaway! Just "like" one of the giveaway posts on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll pick a winner at random. If you haven’t been to Therapy Expo before, you should! Check out the website now. We’ll see you at Therapy Expo as we are taking our Q&A Ask the Expert on the road and will let you know who’s speaking soon.

Therapy Rooms
If you have a room to rent, get in touch as we can list your room for free. More and more therapists are looking for flexibility in their workspace, so get in touch now. To check out the therapy rooms currently listed please visit our website and log in. If you’re not a member yet, please join us. It’s totally free!

Complementary Therapy Awards
I'm delighted to share the shortlist of finalists for the Complementary Therapy Awards 2018 here. Such a great range of projects and disciplines, all working to help clients regain and retain their health and well-being. On 24 September they were joined by their panel of expert judges who were blown away by the inspirational stories and projects presented – making a very difficult job indeed! The winners will be revealed on the 18 October at the Cumberland Hotel, London when they looking forward to celebrating at the awards lunch with the finalists, supporters and VIPs. The keynote address will be given by Dr Michael Dixon, Chair of the College of Medicine and their media partner UK Health Radio will be interviewing finalists and guests. You don’t have to be a finalist to join for the celebration lunch. Tickets for this event can be bought from or by visiting their website. To keep up to date with all their news follow them on Twitter @CompTherapyAwds #CompTherapyStars.

As always, this newsletter is about you getting the most you can from it so if you have comments, questions or feedback out it, just hit reply and let us know.

Have a great October and we’ll see you again next month.

Kind regards,
Geoff Simons

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