Interview with Susie Renshaw

Susie RenshawSusie, what is your specialisation and how long have you been practising?

I’ve been practising since 2002 and my specialisation is psychotherapy and counselling. I’ve worked a lot with University students and since working privately I have started taking referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes and I work as an associate counsellor for two of these. In this role I help people with emotional and psychological issues which may be impacting on their performance at work.

When did you start working at  Salus Wellness and what influenced your decision to work here?

I started working at Salus Wellness in October 2014. The location, which suited both myself and my clients, was certainly a big factor; being near cafes making it a nice place for people to come to. I liked there being a reception with a waiting area and reception staff  who provide a really friendly welcome which my clients appreciate.

How many clients do you see in an average week?

I see 8-10 clients per week at Salus and I work 2 days a week elsewhere.

What is your general view of the facilities offered by Salus Wellness?

They are very good. It feels like a good, clean and safe environment. I feel safe working here as an independent practitioner. It feels welcoming and warm for people and my clients like coming here and they say they find it really friendly.They also like the location as it’s easy to get to in terms of parking and public transport.

How did the help received from Salus Wellness in terms of running your business, sales and marketing help to develop your business?

For me, I have a background in marketing and PR so I already came with some experience and knowledge in this area. However, it’s been good to work somewhere with a Director who has that marketing and business background and I like the fact that it is a very professionally run practice by someone who is not one of the practitioners. The advantage being that It is run as a business with a strategy which is being developed all the time.

What are your future plans at the clinic?

It is working really well and I’m looking to carry on as I am. I like being part of a multi-disciplinary group of practitioners with whom I have developed a great working relationship.

Would you recommend Salus Wellness to other practitioners?

Yes definitely. There is lots of support available and a really good mix of practitioners from all disciplines.

What advice would you give to new practitioners?

There is lots to learn when starting private practice but it is really worth it for all the benefits you can get from working for yourself. Take up all the advice provided in the workshops by Massimo and other experienced practitioners; network as much as you can and keep open to learning and adapting as you go along.

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