Articles & Guides

We write about starting and managing private mental health practices and clinics. Send us tips about topics you think we should cover to hello@konfidens.com.

Private Practice
6 min read

Guide to Starting a Private Practice (Part One)

Learn how to navigate the complexities of starting your own private mental health care practice with expert guidance from Tom Bulpit MBACP. In this comprehensive two-part guide, discover essential steps to establish your practice, from legal considerations to setting boundaries and determining session fees.

Managing Director of The Empathy Project CIC

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Private Practice
5 min read

The Essential Guide to Managing Patient Records in Mental Health Practices

Explore essential strategies for managing patient records in mental health practices. Learn best practices in data protection, client onboarding, session note-taking, and utilizing verified online platforms for secure record-keeping.

Managing Director of The Empathy Project CIC
Guide to Starting a Private Practice
Private Practice
6 min read

Guide to Starting a Private Practice (Part two)

Part two of our complete guide to starting a private practice. Learn how to navigate the complexities of starting your own private mental health care practice with expert guidance from Tom Bulpit MBACP. In this comprehensive two-part guide, discover essential steps to establish your practice, from legal considerations to setting boundaries and determining session fees.

Managing Director of The Empathy Project CIC
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Therapist Talk
4 min read

To she or not to He, They are the question

What is in a pronoun? Someone’s gender, their identity, their sex, their outlook on life? In every walk and aspect of my life pronouns come up and not just because I use them, but because they are a topic of conversation, something that needs to be checked, or enquired over and sometimes argued and fought over.

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Private Practice
5 min read

The Secret Diary of a Private Practice Counsellor

This is my honest account of the rocky journey transitioning from a secure corporate counseling job to diving headfirst into private practice. I spill the beans on the doubts, struggles with finding clients, financial worries, and the unexpected perks I stumbled upon. Remaining anonymous, I delve into embracing the challenges and unexpected rewards of this new counselling path.

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Private Practice
9 min read

The Empathy Project Blog

I’m Tom Bulpit, and I’m the Managing Director of The Empathy Project CIC. We’re a small community team of counsellors working together to deliver low cost and accessible counselling to the people of Southampton and the Isle of Wight. We’ve partnered with Konfidens to make that mission a reality.

Managing Director of The Empathy Project CIC