Private practice business coaches

The Private Practitioner – seeking help and support

Being in the business of therapy can sometimes be a lonely place.

While the Private Practice Hub is continually updated with tips, tools and resources on all aspects of running your successful practice, you may occasionally find yourself in need of some expert support or advice along the way. Perhaps you need more in depth information on a specific aspect of your therapy business, some software to streamline your business processes or even a little coaching. In these instances it can often be hard to know who’s best to turn to, and where you’ll find the support you need.

With this in mind we’ve collated a small directory of trusted coaches, trainers, suppliers and resources that you may find useful. This information is based on either personal experience or recommendation. If you’d like to suggest other useful resources you think we should add to this list please feel free to get in touch. Please send us details along with the reasons why you feel their services should be included on the Hub.

Are you a coach looking for business advice?

Visit the Private Coaching Hub for advice on:

  • setting up your coaching practice
  • getting clients
  • working with other practitioners
  • managing multiple professional roles
  • health and wellness coaching
  • coaching in business or education
  • executive and leadership coaching

Individual Coaches/trainers

Juliet Austin (USA)

Juliet Austin offers her services in the form of guidance, support, and assistance while you build your private practice. She can help solve specific marketing problems whilst providing on-going coaching and mentoring.

Celia Champion / James Butler

Painless Practice helps a number of complementary therapists including osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors, to be as successful as possible in their private health practices by identifying the goals to make that happen and clearing the way to success. They aim to make the “entire journey as painless as possible” by providing support, systems and training.

Your Practice Coach – Dr Colin Clerkin

Your Practice Coach provides comprehensive online programmes that help you to establish a solid foundation for your business. Programmes include regular feedback and specialist 1:1 coaching from experienced psychologist, Dr Colin Clerkin.

Private Practice Hub members benefit from a 15% discount off the usual package price.

Dr. Clerkin also runs CPD (see below under ’Websites and Workshops’).

Julie Hanks (USA)

Licensed therapist turned business consultant Julie Hanks has over 20 years in the mental health field. She consults with therapists all over the world to build a fulfilling and profitable therapy business and attract cash-pay clients through technology and social media.

Wayne Kessler (USA)

As a Private Practice Coach, Wayne provides phone consultation, virtual coaching, phone coaching, or in person coaching to help those in private practice. He will pass on the latest marketing and business growth strategies and provide you with the resources and information to create a successful private practice. 

Samantha McArthur

Forty First provides online marketing strategy & training for small businesses and private practices, aiming to help you save time and money yet increase sales through your website.

Gladeana McMahon

Gladeana McMahon uses her website as a resource to share her years of experience as a coach and therapist in the form of articles and tips. There is also information about conferences she will be speaking at and new projects that she is planning.

Tamara G. Suttle (USA)

Tamara G. Suttle has spent almost 20 years consulting and teaching marketing strategies to health care professionals. She offers a Private Practice building forum for therapists to share their experiences and knowledge. She also provides tele-series group coaching for therapists who are new to private practice.

Websites and workshops

Holistic Therapist Magazine business workshops

The leading business magazine for holistic therapists has just announced that it is running seven brand new business workshops. They’re packed full of practical advice for therapists and are fantastic value with a discount for subscribers. 


Skills-focused workshops, delivered by experts in their field who not only talk-the-talk but are actively walking-the-walk in their own practices. The workshops include practical ’how to’ tips that allow you to take away a greater confidence in your own skills and begin actively incorporating your learning into your work the very next day.

Counselling Practice Matters

Materials to help you develop a successful private practice.

Courses Plus

Provides a list of Health & Medical Courses.


UK’s complementary Health Directory

HSBC Bank Knowledge Centre

HSBC bank’s business information.

Therapy Webgenie

Offers bespoke websites and online marketing.

Uncommon Practices

Uncommon Practices aims to provide psychotherapists and counsellors with the best resources, information, tools, support, guidance and accountability to create their own Ideal Practice and master a marketing and business mindset.

Zur Institute

OferZur, Ph.D. aims to help psychologists, counsellors, MFTs, social workers, psychiatrists and other psychotherapists in private practice to become familiar and compliant with HIPAA regulations.