Working From Home

Dealing with Frames and Boundaries, the potential risks and sensible precautions of setting up your practice at home.


 

Working From Home

Towergate Professional Risk Insurance
Reproduced with permission from “The Hypnotherapist” Vol.12/No.1 March 2010

Most therapists in private practice in the UK work from home, a decision usually driven by a combination of economics and practicality. Many therapists who have practices at home do not always work full-time, combing their work with clients with another job outside the home, or with other home-based activities. In Towergate’s experience, therapists who are just starting out in practice are uncomfortable about making a commitment to rent consulting rooms outside the home as this often means having to fork out for the cost regardless of whether or not the clients actually show up.

Towergate understands the complicated factors that support working with clients at home, and we want to support those of you who believe you must work from home to be aware of the potential risks of letting clients into your personal space.

Therapists who work from home need to hold in mind the concept of the therapeutic frame.

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