In this episode Juliet and Clinton answer questions about whether one should say ‘no’ to media requests, whether one should see therapy clients in their home, and how to know when it is worth it to pursue a business that isn’t working.
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Questions Answered in Episode 61
In this episode we answered the following questions:
“I am often contacted by some of the country’s leading magazines, TV and radio shows for ‘expert comment’. It is very time consuming as they send through 5-10 questions for magazine articles and radio takes a lot of prep plus the actual recording time. I want to stay friendly with the journalists but at the moment I don’t have the time. Is it ever ok to say ‘no’ to media requests? If so how – so that I will be contacted again in the future when I have more time? Thanks.”
2. James, London, UK
“Hi Juliet and Clinton. I love the podcast. I am a psychotherapist and I have been working in private practice for around 2 years. I currently rent an office in central London where I consult with clients.
For some time now, I’ve been thinking about moving my practice from this office to my home. Other than issues such as personal safety and non-verbal disclosures, I’m wondering what other factors I might want to consider before making a final decision of whether or not to see clients in my home?
I have a very small flat. There’s no specific room for therapy, so I was thinking of seeing clients in my living room, which has neutral decor. From your experience, is it better to continue seeing clients at the office, or would I be better off (including financially) seeing clients at home? Many thanks, James.”
“Juliet and Clinton – Thanks for your great podcast! I’ve listened to almost every episode and am learning so much. I am a yoga teacher and have been renting space in different places to offer my own private yoga classes. Eventually I hope to have my own studio, but I am finding it so difficult to get enough students for my classes. I wonder if it is worth it to continue? I think I have a unique perspective on yoga so I think I have a lot to offer, but I’m just not sure how viable it is to continue this business. There are so many yoga studios competing with me.”