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Support for Therapists

The Empathy Project was formed as an alliance between a small group of private practice counsellors.


By sharing our resources and working together, we retain all the benefits of being self-employed whilst also being part of a strong, supportive team.


Our identity as a Community Interest Company also gives us a clear mission as a non-profit to help people in as financially sustainable way possible.

We also provide a range of additional services to non-members, including CPD workshops and private practice coaching.

Child Counselor

Helping the Helpers

Many in our profession know that being a counsellor is a unique and rewarding vocation. However, it also has it's challenges. We seek to hold the emotions of our clients, and this can sometimes be hard for us to manage.

More than that, despite mental health awareness being at an all-time high, the demand on services today is overwhelming, and many service providers are struggling to cope. A lack of secure, long-term funding means that therapists working on organisations are often over-stretched, facing poor pay and conditions, despite their years of hard work and training.

We don't think that's right, and that's why we seek to provide an alternative pathway for counsellors to work on their terms. Private practice can feel scary and lonely; you have the responsibilities of running your own business, advertising for clients, and no real team to support you or catch up over a coffee with.

The Empathy Project seeks to bridge that gap by giving our therapists the best of both worlds. Each one of us is self-employed and fully independent. We're in full control of when we work, our clinical approach, and the fees we set. At the same time, we're a fun, creative team that helps each other, sharing our resources together, and our therapy room in Southampton's Ocean Village.

Our therapists are free to work however they like, offering whatever services they choose, be this in person or online. We all contribute by paying a small fee for room use, and this covers the cost of our facility, website and advertising.

We will periodically recruit and seek the right people to join our team. This includes counsellors, psychotherapists, students, educational psychologists and other members of the helping profession.


Would you like to join us?

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