Sabine Cox, RP


Sabine Cox, RP, has been a psychotherapist in private practice since August 2000. Between 2000 and 2011, Sabine was an instructor at the Transformational Arts College in Ontario. Since 2005 she has been supervising new practitioners, helping them build their skill levels and their practices. She currently has a psychotherapy and supervision practice in Cookstown, ON, and offers professional development courses through the Living Bridge Centre.

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Seminar Descriptions

Setting Up Private Practice: May 11, 2022

“Your Core Values are the ‘glue’ that holds your business together.”  Doris P. Johnson

Setting up a private practice often creates anxiety, especially for therapists who have no prior experience with running a business. Putting on the entrepreneurial hat is different from being a psychotherapist. Yet, as business owners, that is what we need to be: entrepreneurs. This course will provide participants with a brief overview of the basic requirements for setting up and running a private business in psychotherapy in Ontario.

We will discuss how to choose a business name and marketing template that respects both CRPO requirements and your own personal values. We will explore how to develop a routine for your business activities that is geared to your strengths, while complying with legal and ethical obligations. And we will cover the most important questions around setting up your business, from taxes to record keeping processes, to choosing your office set up.

Practice Planning: October 12, 2022

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”  Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry

Psychotherapists in private practice are not only mental health practitioners, they are also business owners; and being a business owner means being responsible for the ongoing wellbeing of your business.

For many psychotherapists, the realm of business is a scary world – but it doesn’t have to be. With a bit of a shift in perspective, and some basic planning, running your own business can be quite rewarding. After all, were else do you get to decide everything about your workday?

In this workshop we will look at why having a plan for your business is a good idea; how to plan for the next five, ten, and fifteen years; and when - and how to - shift those plans if necessary.

Planning for Life Events: February 8, 2022

As private practitioners in our psychotherapy practices, our personal and professional lives are intertwined. We can’t always plan every detail of life: accidents and illness happen, other people’s decisions may impact the course of our lives, general circumstances may change the trajectory of our environment. All these events also impact our private practices. To keep our clients and our practices as safe as possible in such situations, we need to lay down contingency plans.

In this workshop we will explore how to make a basic plan for emergencies — such as an illness or accident; prepare for planned life changes — such as having a baby or closing down our practice; and keep a flexible attitude towards the unexpected — such a pandemic or a “dry spell” in our practice.

Participants will walk away with a better sense of how to keep their clients and their practices safe, even when life happens on its own terms.