The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS Tel: 01793 514550


Creating a Crisis Management Plan for Therapists in Private Practice

We ran a very successful workshop on 18th November 2017 and feedback was excellent.

People who attended said:

  • “It helped me realise how much there is to think about.”
  • “It was very relevant. This is something I have meant to do for some time”
  • “This workshop is very relevant because I have considered crisis planning on several occasions but not actioned it and this will enable me to put my crisis plan in place.”
  • “A valuable workshop which enabled me to explore issues arising in a group situation and hear people’s thoughts and experiences.”
  • “So helpful and was relevant to me because it made me think how important this is to put in place. I experienced my own incident but did not have a plan in place. Incidents may happen at any time. It made me think how important it is to have a plan in place.”
  • “This workshop was very relevant to me because I have been thinking about drawing up a crisis plan for a while now, but this has helped enormously in contemplating all the issues involved.”

We are offering this presentation to individuals and group in the future so please contact for more information about how to arrange this.

Who needs a Professional Crisis Plan and Will?

No one, if you are indestructible, never get ill and are going to live forever!!

As a professional therapist, you have a responsibility to take care of your clients should anything happen to you. It’s often the unexpected that catches us out.

One of our colleagues had a serious cooking fire at her home and was unable to work while she recovered from burns.  She was shocked to think of her clients waiting for her while she was being treated in hospital and unable to contact them.

A client we know personally, was in therapy doing deep work when her therapist was taken terminally ill.  Although she was informed, she wasn’t professionally held and struggled to manage.  With our support, she was able to find an alternative therapist who gave her the containment she needed to work through the shock and continue her therapy.

Who do you ask to carry out your Professional Crisis Plan and Will?

It should be somebody professional and suitably qualified, who will not be emotionally affected by your crisis or illness and who can be trusted with the task.

At TCPC we offer a Professional Crisis Management Plan.

What is included in our nationwide service?

  • We will act on your behalf to inform all of your clients of your absence according to your stipulations
  • We will arrange holding sessions if necessary
  • We provide an easy to use template which will enable you to complete your Plan simply and quickly
  • We help you to think through the exact process that you want put in place
  • We treat your and your clients’ information with confidentiality according to professional ethical standards
  • We provide this Plan for any therapist within The United Kingdom

What does it cost to have a Crisis Plan with us, to safeguard your clients and your practice in a professional manner?

To keep it simple, we charge a fee of £7 per month.

For further information or to purchase the Plan please contact

We are pleased to offer a mentoring service for those moving into Private Practice

We will provide individual mentoring sessions to help you take your first steps or develop your practice further.

We cover how you create a mental, emotional, practical, professional and legally secure framework for private practice.

For more details please contact:



Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

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We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
SN1 4AS.

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The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS
Directors: Christine Fishlock & Heather Garbutt