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THE EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAMME
Mentorship, community, and a rigorous partner practice programme form the foundation of this transformative professional experience.
Join this group programme for all the guidance, paperwork and experiential training you need to craft a highly professional and ethical online practice that you LOVE.
Through Partner Practice, you will have an authentic client experience to draw from as you develop and implement your therapeutic skills in the online environment.
We review and assess continuously so we can move beyond competency to develop mastery in our online practice.
When the Covid-19 lockdown came into effect, you may have realised that although you completed hours and hours of webinars and self study, you were not completely convinced that distance therapy was for you.
You might still feel that Telehealth is the poor cousin of In Person Therapy, despite it having gained legitimacy amongst practitioners and clients alike. You're dreading more Zoom calls, staring at the bright screen and squishing yourself into the corner of the spare room. Maybe you are itching to get back in the therapy room with clients even though you wish you could learn to love working online.
I remember that feeling! I moved from London to Paris in 2012 and kept my fledgling practice going from the kitchen of my tiny studio, with glitchy internet and a fridge in the background.
My supervisor gently suggested more training and after an experiential course, I have never looked back. Experiential training is what changed everything for me and that is what inspired me to support other practitioners in their discovery of how online therapy can exponentially benefit both the Therapist and the Client.
We develop clarity through creating and editing our Online Therapy Contracts, examining the ethical nature of contracting and through personal review.
We research the efficacy of online and telephone therapy so that we can be congruent in our practice with clients. We challenge Imposter Syndrome and define our Private Practice Vision.
We track our confidence and build it through partner practice, feedback and review. We create a supportive, generous and functional peer group and referral network.
Hello and welcome! Here's a little bit about me if we haven't met yet...
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist in Private Practice based in London and Paris. I have been providing online and telephone therapy for over 10 years and since Covid-19, moved my hybrid practice to 100% online.
I am passionate about supporting Therapists who are discovering the value of their therapeutic skills in the online sphere, encouraging them to expand the edges of their comfort zones in a safe and secure way and truly learn how to enjoy distance therapy.
Thanks for joining me!
The curriculum focuses on a different stage of the Intake process each week so that by the end of the programme, we feel proficient, experienced and confident in our Policies and Procedures.
We organise our audiovisual setup in our physical and online spaces so that we can enjoy our workspace.
We learn how to guide our clients in creating their Therapy Corner so they feel safe, secure and comfortable.
We practice short Screening and Assessment calls using role play scenarios and feedback forms.
We prepare scripts and templates within our enquiry procedures to streamline our processes.
We put a Risk Procedure in place in order to make sure our clients access an appropriate level of care.
We practise full length Intake Appointments in Partner Practice and reflect and review together.
We write, discuss, script and share our verbal and written Online Therapy Contracts.
We consider and expand skills that are specifically called for in other forms of distance therapy.
We learn about setting up therapy groups online and participants host workshops within the programme.
If you are approaching burnout and feel like looking at a screen exhausts you much more than working in person, I would love to support you in creating a professional support plan. Some of this is about scheduling and setup, but also it's important to understand the technological challenges such as audio delay and the impact that has on trust and fulfilment.
Learn to Love Online Therapy creates an opportunity for us to consider together which parts of your online experience are energising and engaging for you and which parts need adapting, or even removing. We start from the ground up, crafting an online mindset and building confidence through experience, practice, research and implementation. The Lottie family has become a participant led Lifetime membership with referrals, networking and inter and intra cohort support calls meaning you have an in built support system waiting for you when you graduate.
It was engaging, inspiring, supportive, hugely confidence building, experiential and most of all, a lot of fun. I learnt things I didn’t even know I needed to learn, such as producing live video clips and creating an inviting therapy corner. All questions and concerns were considered with respect and validation.
CherylAnn Stewart // Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Tamara Howell is extremely professional in the way this interactive live course is delivered. She is a hands on, warm caring instructor who allows participants to work at their own pace and creates space within the course for participants to do this.
Liese Weatherspoon // Counsellor & Wellbeing Adviser BA (Hons) MBACP
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Tamara has worked so hard to create a course that's a perfect balance of informative and inspirational. A real sense of community developed among the participants, and Tamara was always on hand to give advice and encouragement.
Laura Simmons // Counsellor and Supervisor
I signed up to review my practice and documents, however, Tamara, has given me so much more within this course by sharing her knowledge, expertise, demonstration, being open and honest throughout the course, allowing me to share in confidence with the peer group support, all this has enabled me to take my online practice forward beyond what I thought possible.
Laura Clifford-Jones // Pluralistic Counsellor, Coach & Trainer
These supporting themes thread continuously throughout the programme. We explore each aspect experientially and thoughtfully, and the result is a shift in outlook, belief and application of our skillset.
We research and experience Online Therapy to explore our beliefs about the efficacy of working online.
We gently explore contributing factors in order to shift our mindset to trust in our online skillset.
We practise networking calls with each other for the purposes of support and referral.
We write our website homepages and directory listings and share with each other for feedback.
We critique video demonstrations of session scenarios together and discuss anonymous client accounts.
We define our ideal personal and professional life, and map out our path towards it using a workbook.
The Complete Document Suite for Counsellors & Psychotherapists
Whether you are moving into private practice or established in the field already, this selection of documents will support you in providing an exceptional standard of professionalism.
We provide customisable templates, scripts, plans, forms and worksheets so that you can focus on being present with your clients whilst building your business.
With over 25 documents, your Standard Operating Procedures become streamlined and you can be confident that your policies and procedures are protecting your clients and your practice.
JUNE 2021 COHORT SCHEDULING
TIME ZONE: LONDON, UK
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
100 HOURS OF CPD
THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES:
Experiential Partner Practice
Peer Support Community
Workbook Reflection & Assessment
Scripting & Video Journaling
Participation at Live Workshops
Thank you for considering joining me on Learn to Love Online Therapy.
I appreciate that this programme requires emotional, and financial investment. It is a time commitment. You will need to be intentional and brave to engage in the depth of experiential learning involved.
This is the programme for you if you know that working online will improve the quality of your life BUT you just don't love it yet despite trying and trying on your own.
We learn to love online therapy together through building our confidence, our clinical mastery and our professional self care.
If you want to kick-start your private practice, this course is for you. Worried about which paperwork you need, what to put in your contract and how to be in that important first contact with a client - get all that here and build your confidence now!
When you pay for the programme in full, you receive access to the entire 20+ documents of the Elevate Package along with a tutorial.
The programme is 8 weeks long including a Welcome and Closing week.
Live workshops, Q&A and group support will be held at 7pm UK on Thursdays except during Groupwork week when Participants host groups.
Once the programme has started, no refunds or other credits shall be available to the Participant. If for any reason you advise us with more than 30 days' notice that you are unable to begin the course and have not downloaded the document templates, we will organise a refund of 50% of the course fee, retaining 50% for administrative costs. If you have downloaded the documents, no refunds are possible.
When you enrol, we ask you to share your email and Facebook name. A spreadsheet will be made available in the course and the group, and a system explained so you will know whom to contact for Partner Practice each week.
You can always come back to exercises later and ask for partners. There is no obligation to participate and you will continue to have access to course content for six months. There are also regular breaks in Partner Practice exercises to allow for different paces of study and scheduling.
People who get the most out of the programme are practising Therapists setting up or already in Private Practice. Students are welcome if you are already seeing clients and all participants should have completed an entry level Online Therapy Course such as the OU, BACP or Counselling Tutor self study course. Agency, EAP, Insurance and Charity employees are welcome, bearing in mind there is some emphasis on preparing for lone work.
The Elevate Package including the complete document suite from Private Practice Paperwork is included in this group programme. You will have everything from Screening through Contract, GDPR, Intake Assessment and beyond for your Private Practice. This is well over £500+ in value of Paperwork and an estimated 40+ hours of researching and writing time.
You are never late or behind when you learn with me! I realise that everyone has outside obligations and responsibilities and I challenge us all to be gentle and forgiving with ourselves around deadlines and expectations. You are welcome to participate as much as you can and join the Grads Group for peer support once the Live teaching portion of the programme is over.
We have not applied for the programme to be accredited by any membership body as our small team is focused on dedicating our time and resources on the programme. This programme is heavily experiential with self review and community building accompanied by mentorship.
You are welcome to use whichever medium you would like to practise with in your Partner Practice Exercises, however the focus of the curriculum is on video with some telephone therapy and live text exercises included.
All the community connection and discussion happens on Facebook in our secret community group. A free ongoing community is offered with course graduates from all cohorts.
If you would like a certificate, we will be happy to provide one for 100 hours upon completion of Partner Practice, Worksheets review and completion of the course assessment form. This is not a CEU certification (US Therapists). It is a valid CPD certificate (UK Therapists).
To check out our invitation, curriculum, schedule and pricing
for Learn to Love Online Therapy starting January 2021