Websites for Therapists
Is the thought of building a website making you crazy? Is it time to take your counselling or therapy practice online? There are many things that you can do for free – but where do you start? With Google My Business, Social channels, and Websites it can be a minefield and a complete overload of information.
Let us help!
We offer guidance on everything from website management and marketing to getting comfortable with online note–taking. We start by listening to what you need, and offering services that mach.
Want to do it yourself – great! We have a very affordable hosting package to get you started.
Want us to do it for you – great! There is no wrong answer here, just what works best for you.
Join Our Facebook Communities
Join our free groups to find other therapists in the same position and lots of free content. Some of our topics are outlined below and if you can’t see what you’re looking for, drop us a line and we can have a chat.
What We Offer
Find out more about our services, how we support the therapist and counsellor community and what we can do to help you.
Neil, the other half of the Digital Therapist, runs Mello Hosts, an eco-friendly affordable web hosting service. They provide great starter packages up to full business support packages and we know that our prices are very good value.
Each hosting package includes
- Domain name
- Email address
- WordPress installed
- Plugins installed
- 12 months technical support
- Free Facebook groups
- Free Training to build your own website
In short, it has everything you need to start building your own website on the WordPress (org) platform.
Affordable Website Design
We provide a full design and build service, which means we collaborate with you to determine your business needs and requirements, then work with you to design and build a website that looks great, fits with your existing brand (if you have one), and helps your ideal clients find you.
We never forget that the point of a website is to be pleasing to people, and our design experience includes human computer interaction, the art and science of engaging people with engaging content.
Our packages start at just £399 and if you’d like something bespoke just drop us a line.
Bespoke packages including coaching
Sometimes our clients don’t need a complete overhaul, or to start all over again.
You may need just a 90-minute call to update your site and keep it ticking over for a while until you make a decision about its future.
And don’t forget – we don’t just do websites, we’re also experts in practice management software, customer relationship management systems, and much more. With over 40 years of experience between us, we can help you navigate the techie world.
Sometimes taking small steps can make all the difference.
If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact us for a free no-obligation conversation. We love to have a chat over a cuppa.
Have you always wanted to build your own website but also been terrified of starting in case it all goes wrong?
We have a free Facebook group where not only do you get access to free weekly bite-size content, but you also get to be a part of community who are going through the same journey as you.
Our main intention is to ‘keep it simple’ so we break down the acronyms, de-bunk the myths and give you some great information.
Here’s some of the topics we’ve covered so far.
One of the first building blocks when thinking about marketing – who do you want to market to? We found out why it’s so important, and what questions to ask yourself along the way.
Worried by Wix or WordPress. Stressed by Squarespace? In this session we discuss the different platforms and what they do.
Every month we do a zoom Q and A session to pick up any questions that haven’t been answered in the group. Free to join in.
Who is your market? How will you reach them? What will you tell them? When should you do it? Marketing 101 de-mystifies digital marketing and gives you some solid actionable to-do’s to take away.
Search Engine Optimisation – SEO, can be a complex beast but we break it down into managable chunks.
Themes? Plugins? Widgets? Whatjamacallits? We take you through the lingo, and point out three easy steps to get going.
Learn by Doing with The Digital Therapist
The beauty of the Digital Therapist Facebook communities is that we’re all on a similar path. Even those of us who’ve been doing digital for 20 years or more, there is still always something new to learn.
The live sessions are recorded on a Wednesday evening, and you can watch live, or like many others, catch up on #replay. We’re very responsive to questions and so your learning can fit around you.
How long will it take me to build a web site?
Once you sign up, the content is all there so it very much depends on your deadlines and goals. It can be done in under a week, but again depends on whether you have your content written, images ready and are good to go. I'd suggest you give yourself 6 weeks from start to finish which is a gentle and reasonable target.
Why is it free?
We hate to think that tech is a barrier to getting online and wanted to make it more accessible. We offer both free and paid services.
What if it's not for me?
If you're not getting anything out of it, you can unsubscribe and leave the group. No hard feelings.
What if I want you to do it for me?
Drop us a line. We'll be happy to discuss getting it done.
Who are you?
Neil and Mandy have a combined 50 years of experience in working in technology and education. Mandy is also a practicing psychotherapist so really 'gets' the pain points of being in private practice.
Is there any homework?
Yes. We set weekly challenges to help you move towards your goal, although we don't mark it or check up on you!
Where can I find out more?
Hit the contact us button, or if you're ready to join, then sign up below. We only require an email address and we'll send the invite out straight away so you can get started.
Software and Systems
We use each of these systems to manage our business and would wholeheartedly recommend them to others. If you need help setting up or tweaking your processes, we’re here to help.
Yoast WordPress Plugin
We include Yoast with all our design and build packages and it has a great academy where you can teach yourself all about SEO.
The Yoast plugin is free, and they also offer a premium version. Their traffic light system when writing new content is an easy way to stay on track and focused.
There are many practice management software tools on the market, but WriteUpp is my favourite. It’s UK based, the support is amazing and my clients love their reminder texts and emails. I love that everything practice related is in one place, secure and safe and they have a free trial so you get to try it out.
Hubspot – Customer Relationships
If you’re in the market for a customer relationship management tool, then Hubspot is a great contender. It’s free for up to 1000 contacts. I’m trained and certified in sales, marketing and digital marketings with Hubspot Academy.
Dubsado is an excellent tool for freelancers or entrepreneurs who are branching out. It’s great at managing workflows and processes that are repetitive, and also has a great human touch that some larger software companies have lost. I offer Dubsado setup and consultancy.