Private counselling refers to therapeutic services provided by a trained professional in a private setting outside of the public healthcare system. It offers individuals the opportunity to receive confidential and personalised support for various mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or personal growth, through one-on-one sessions tailored to their specific needs and goals.

For healthcare professionals who aspire to establish their own practice, it’s essential to learn on how to start up and grow a successful private practice. This knowledge will enable them to effectively manage the business aspects of their service, in addition to delivering quality patient care.


Ellie is WriteUpp’s in-house Content Creator. Her research and writing for private practitioners focuses on marketing, business growth, data security, and more. She also hosts WriteUpp’s podcast The Healthy Practice; the show that guides practitioners in the early stages of their careers through every aspect of practice management. Outside of work Ellie writes a mental health blog, studies mindfulness and is a keen nature photographer.