Join The Palmeira Practice
We are delighted to announce that we are expanding the Palmeira Practice to a second venue in Wilbury Road Hove.
We now have a total of 8 consulting rooms. Four at our premises at 2A Church Road, and four at our new premises at 40 Wilbury Road, known locally as The Hove Clinic.
We now have vacancies for all times of the day and evening at our new premises where we have the entire 2nd floor consisting of 4 consulting rooms, a kitchen and WC. We also have use of the waiting room and receptionist on the ground floor of this building which houses a number of other counsellors and therapists, GPs, physiotherapists and aligned professionals.
This is an exciting time to be gaining new premises that are already set up as a dedicated therapy space, and which will offer our clients and practitioners a fantastic meeting place that is equal distance between Hove station and Church Road with all the transport possibilities that these locations offer.
We have set up a number of opportunities for therapists to view our new consulting rooms at Wilbury Road, and our existing consulting rooms on the corner of Church Road / First Avenue. If you are interested to join us please contact Tara via email (email@example.com) or mobile 07436 643617 to book a 30 minute appointment during the following times:
Tuesday 22nd October 5-7pm (40 Wilbury Road)
Tuesday 22nd October 8pm (2A Church Road)
Wednesday 23rd October 2-4pm (Wilbury Road)
Wednesday 23rd October 8pm (Church Road)
Friday 25th October 11am - 1pm (Wilbury Road)
Tuesday 29th October 5-7pm (Wilbury Road)
Wednesday 30th October 2-4pm (Wilbury Road)
Wednesday 30th October 8pm (Church Road)
Thursday 31st October 2-4pm (Wilbury Road)
You can also complete the joining form or contact via email - see “How Do I Join?” section below.
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The Palmeira Practice is a growing community of therapists who recognise the mutually beneficial opportunities available from working together. We operate out of 8 practice rooms in 2 locations in Brighton and Hove, and share marketing opportunities and resources to enhance and increase our individual caseloads, as well as bringing a richer experience to clients themselves by being able to offer flexibility for their schedules and a range of expertise.
At the Palmeira Practice you will get equality from the start. We won't call you an 'Associate', tuck your profile away on page 8 of the website, or put you on a scheme that limits your income! We will make a commitment to your and ask you to make a commitment to us. With the Palmeira Practice you will get front page from day one.
Don’t take our word for it! Here’s what our Practitioners say:
“I have found the referrals system a great benefit to my practice and the rooms are furnished to high standard creating a professional atmosphere”.
“I would highly recommend working in the practice. The website and referral system has provided me with clients and these have worked out well. The therapy room i use is excellent and feels very containing and safe in which to work”.
“I have no regrets or qualms about joining the Palmeira Practice. From the excellent website and twitter presence I have received consistent referrals and my practice has grown exponentially. The rooms are beautiful and inviting, about which my clients feedback regularly and the support team at PP are professional and supportive. It was a great move. I am very happy”.
“I joined the practice 3 weeks ago and got my first client referral this week, which I am happy with. I am new to private practice so building up a client base is important to me. I chose to join for two main reasons: the reserve a slot scheme, and the membership scheme whereby funds are allocated to marketing, especially social media. I feel that this is am important aspect of getting clients in today's world. So far, so good!”
“The Palmeria Practice works hard to listen to the needs of their practitioners. Personally I have found the reserve scheme is a great way for me to build my client base”.
By joining The Palmeira Practice you'll be able to use our practice spaces in Brighton and Hove. Our rooms are:
Cleanly decorated and sympathetically furnished
Close to transport links and with ample on-street metered parking
Designed to be the perfect space for therapy work
We have a dedicated Referrals Co-ordinator and Administrator, an online booking system, and access to our very own dedicated, qualified, and experienced marketing consultant.
We believe in commitment. At the Palmeira Practice we make a commitment to our therapists, through our referral system, our proactive marketing, our individual assistance with your web profile, with our focus on trying to bring the best of what we have to offer to our Practitioners and to those members of the public who choose to use our services. This is why the Palmeira Practice is a membership Practice, and that we ask you to make a commitment to us of at least 4 hours per week. We know this works!
One of our rooms at Palmeira Square.
Our package includes marketing support and guidance, primarily focused around digital marketing. Our marketing expert is steadily building our social media channels, and provides SEO guidance to ensure our website is well optimised for potential clients. A budget for PPC advertising is also provided to draw traffic into the site. While you will still need to have your own marketing in place, the benefits of group marketing will hugely increase your online visibility.
A web profile
Every counsellor and psychotherapist who joins The Palmeira Practice is provided with an online profile page, detailing their expertise and training to clients. This provides a hub for clients to read about you and the work you do, and provides somewhere for you to send your clients to find information. Consistently our practitioners’ online profile page on our website rank higher than practitioners’ own websites on internet search engines such as Google, evidence that our marketing really works.
Demonstrate your expertise
You are provided with a blogging platform, allowing you to share your expertise with potential clients. We find that this helps clients understand more about your work, and also provides them with a sense of credibility, as you are able to demonstrate your knowledge before they choose to sign up for a session with you. Our counsellors often receive direct enquiries based on their articles and content.*
Your articles will also benefit from some editing from our SEO expert, as well as an outreach process to ensure it gets shared among the right groups.
We expect all therapists who are members of the practice to have their own marketing in place and to be responsible for their own caseloads. However, if you are struggling with websites and directory entries then, in our experience, writing a blog for the Practice website can help you out-perform having a website or your own in giving you an online presence.
*Any blog posts that you submit to The Palmeira Practice will remain the intellectual property of the practice, and will remain active on our website even if you end your work with us.
More of your ideal clients
As mentioned, we aim to match our clients with the ideal therapist, but the same is true vice versa. The Palmeira Practice recognises that counsellors have different areas of expertise. We currently have counsellors specialising in drug and alcohol issues, trauma-informed approaches, working with young people, and more.
We believe this diversity is what makes for a great group practice, and that we can use this within the practice to bring clients to the most suitable counsellor for their needs (if applicable). This means you’re able to utilise your specific knowledge base with those clients that most need it.
How do I join?
For more information simply email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or to apply to join, please take 10 mins to complete tour joining form HERE. We can give you a viewing of the rooms, and let you know where there is space on the timetable.
Costs for the practice are £25 per month membership fee which goes toward the marketing budget and practice running costs, and your allotted room hire costs. We have a limited number of discounted 'reserve' slots for practitioners who are building up their caseload with us from scratch. A minimum of four hours need to be booked for membership.
There is a four week holiday allowance on room slots too, during which you won't be charged for your room usage. We also don't charge for bank holidays, unless you'd like to use the room.