The Healthy Practice from WriteUpp is the show that guides practitioners through every stage of practice management early in their careers.

For each episode, our host, Ellie, will be guided and educated by a specialist on any chosen topic.

Episode 10: Making a Big Career Change

Ellie speaks with Margaret Reiser, a therapeutic counsellor based in London. Interestingly, Margaret wasn’t always working in private practice. She’s originally from New York, USA, and was trained as a lawyer.Margaret and Ellie discuss career transitions, from identifying what’s holding us back, financial implications and retraining to deciding whether making such a drastic career change is right for you.

You can find out more about Margaret on her website: and she’s on Instagram @sagelondoncounselling. She also writes advice in the Love Stuck column on Huffington Post.

Episode 9: Managing Your Finances in Private Practice

Ellie speaks with Gavin Simpson, CEO and Founder of financial solutions business FourFourFive, and Cloud Finance, a service offering remote accounting support.

Gavin gives us advice on the financial processes essential to your practice running smoothly, from the basics and common stressors to deciding whether to outsource accounts.

You can email Gavin directly at or get in touch at

Episode 8: Do You Need to Specialise?

Ellie speaks with Johanna Sartori, an integrative psychotherapist and supervisor working with individuals and groups based in Twickenham.

Johanna gives her thoughts on a common dilemma you might face: to specialise or not to specialise? From the doors it may open to possible constraints, Johanna and Ellie discuss the topic with balance so that you can make the right decision.

You can find out more about Johanna here

Episode 7: Connecting with Children and Young People

Ellie speaks with Emma Bronze, Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist and Founder of Heart to Heart Child Therapy.

Emma and Ellie discuss the best ways to connect with young people. From using metaphors to art and play, Emma has some fantastic advice to help practitioners in any field in our approaches to working with children and young people.

You can read Emma’s substack here:

Episode 6: Ethical Marketing in Healthcare

Ellie speaks with Dr Rosie Gilderthorp, a Clinical Psychologist, podcaster, writer & award-winning social entrepreneur.

Dr Rosie gives us a crash course in Ethical Marketing. It’s a topic that’s ever more prevalent in online conversations, which we hope you’ll find valuable.

You can find out more about Rosie here. Her podcast is here.

Episode 5: Starting a Private Practice: When, Why and How?

Ellie speaks with Sara Hagerman, a registered psychotherapist and councillor.

Sara worked for many years at the NHS before deciding to jump and start her private practice. Ellie and Sara discuss the ins and outs of starting a practice, from finding the right location or working over Zoom to the correct paperwork and insurance needed to get you off the ground.

You can find out more about Sara here.

Episode 4: Systems, Processes and Private Practice

Ellie speaks with Anna Bunch, a Virtual Assistant and director of PSYCH VA, where she provides specialist business support to therapists and psychologists.

Together, they discuss how to run your small business, as Anna talks about all the systems and processes needed to help you work as efficiently as possible. The pair also discuss GDPR, patient onboarding, planning weekly tasks and loads more!

You can find out more about Anna here.

Episode 3: Social Media and Marketing: How to Grow Your Private Practice

Ellie speaks with Glenda Erwee, a registered psychotherapist in London & Hertfordshire.

Glenda is an experienced private practitioner, and has grown her business from the ground up. She discusses social media and it’s importance of growing a modern day practice, as well as old school methods such as word-of-mouth. If you’re looking at starting your own private practice, this is a great place to start and find your first clients.

You can find out more about Glenda here.

Episode 2: How to Maintain Your Wellbeing and Run a Practice

Ellie speaks with Archna Patel from The Acupuncturists, a leading acupuncture clinic in London, about how to maintain our wellbeing whilst running a practice. From common challenges health practitioners face, to the importance of sharpening our own axe, we’ve got it covered.

Archna is an award-winning acupuncturist from London. You can find out more about Archna and her clinic here.

Episode 1: What I’d Tell My Start-Up Self

On our first episode, Ellie speaks with Jo Aldred on all the things she’d tell her start up-self. From beliefs about money to the power of mentorship, we’ve got it covered.

Jo is a registered and accredited psychotherapist and an EMDR Therapist based in Brighton. You can find out more about Jo here, and she also runs The EMDR Clinic

Let WriteUpp take the burden of practice management from you. 

WriteUpp is an online practice management system for health and wellness professionals.

In addition to being GDPR-compliant and ISO27001-registered, it’s also easy to use and affordable. 

With just a few clicks, you can access a ton of features, including:

  • Taking bookings from your clients online, 24/7
  • Eradicating repetitive & time-consuming tasks
  • Accessing reporting to analyse your business income
  • Eliminating paper 
  • Improving your client’s experience 
  • Simplifying your compliance with key regulations like GDPR
  • Reducing the threat of virus transmission

You can free up time on admin and spend more time with existing clients, attract more clients and generate more income, or simply enjoy more time away from your practice.

If you have any questions or want to chat with us about what an integrated practice management solution could do for you and your practice, just grab us for a live chat. 

The button is just there in the bottom right corner of your screen.


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.