Event: Everything You Wanted to Know About Private Practice (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Come and join us for an informal, chatty, interactive evening where we will explore what setting up in private practice is really like, based on our experiences of setting up in 2017. We hope to have an honest, supportive conversation around your fears (and hopes) about private practice. We expect that we might dispel some myths, highlight some of the complexities and perhaps make you feel more hopeful. Please be aware that this is not a traditional ‘How to Set Up in Private Practice Workshop’ but rather one that will be led by your questions, concerns, hopes and confusion.

The workshop will be run by two Integrative counsellors in private practice in Sheffield – Polly Singer (Crossgate Counselling & Training) and Caroline O’Keeffe (Caroline O’Keeffe Counselling).

This workshop is aimed at final year students and new graduates as well as anyone who has been qualified for a while and is thinking of taking the leap into private practice. We hope you will come armed with all the questions you have – especially those you’re really curious about but don’t know whether it’s okay to ask!


Polly Singer is a qualified Integrative Counsellor (Dip. Couns; MBACP) and former student of The Academy: SPACE. Polly has a private counselling practice (www.crossgatecounsellingsheffield.co.uk) based in Nether Edge, Sheffield. Alongside working with private clients, Polly draws on her background in learning and development by offering workshops in areas such as mental health, wellbeing and bereavement on a freelance basis.

Caroline O’Keeffe qualified from The Academy: SPACE in 2017 and has been working in Private Practice ever since (www.carolineokeeffecounselling.com). Caroline also works as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at the University of Sheffield. Prior to doing her counselling training Caroline worked for 20 years in academic research, specialising in women’s experiences of the Criminal Justice System.

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