You should know that there are therapists and psychologists these days that have no idea about their value when it comes to their services to their clients. This may be caused by the fact that in the environment today, there are a lot of people in the public sector where service or treatment becomes free at the point of delivery. Maybe it is also because most of the people that entered into this line of the profession are focused on helping people and charging the ones that are in distress makes these therapists feel guilty and that’s not good.
This is not a bad mindset at all, but if you think about it, if you think like that, you will never be able to see your business become successful, a business that pays and help you progress in life. You should go for a private practice to create a living for yourself because when clients come to see you, they will expect to pay for the services that you offer as a private therapist.
If you think about it, when did you ever called a plumber to your home to fix your faucet, brought your vehicle to the garage to have it serviced from a mechanic, or went to your dentist and have him clean your teeth for free? You already expect to pay these three professionals their fees in exchange for their services and that is what you should be accepted as a private therapist, payment is always due. After all those services, you already expected to get a bill from them, right? This is never a question, the only thing that will matter is if the professionals want cash or a cheque as payment. Your service is no different, your service also deserves payment because you can’t expect to go through all those years of studying, practicing, and experience only to get nothing in return, how else are you going to be able to regain the money that you spent on your education? Your clients are already expecting the payment to happen, it is all up to you if you accept the payment though, but think about your future as well. They are already buying a kind of service, and when you buy something, you don’t expect to get it for free.
These clients are paying for services that only you can provide us a private therapist and that is why they are more than willing to pay a sum that can be quite expensive. They are expecting to get some help from you and it will be most likely be about issues inside of them that they can’t deal with. Most people can’t deal with their own issues and that is why they go to private psychotherapists for help and that is where you will come in and help them with whatever problem they have inside their mind and in exchange, your client will pay you for the services.