Top tips for selecting your therapy rooms in central London
There are many benefits to seeing your clients in their own homes – it helps to put them at ease and they’re sure to appreciate the fact that they don’t have to go anywhere, happy to let you come to them. However, it can be more advantageous – depending on what it is you do for a living, of course – to see people in a neutral environment, one that is free from distractions so that they’re better able to focus on the therapy session at hand.
Renting a room out can also mean that you’re able to see more clients than you would do otherwise. For example, once you factor in having to travel to your various appointments (which, in London, can take quite some time) you’re only likely to be able to see a maximum of five clients a day. But having your own therapy room means you’re able to fit as many as you can in during the working day.
So, what do you need to think about when looking for therapy rooms to rent? It makes sense to pick somewhere that’s relatively close to good public transport links, whether that’s the tube, train or bus station. Also try to find somewhere that has a car park in case people decide to drive to you, although if you’re in central London this is likely to be less of a concern as public transport is so good.
Make sure you visit the site before you agree to a contract as it may not be suitable for you after you move in. Think about the kind of clients you have – do you need your rooms to be accessible, for example? If so, make sure you pick a building that has a lift and good disabled access so that your clients don’t have to struggle to get to you.
From there, you can start looking at the rental terms and decide what’s most appropriate for you. Some places will need you to sign a contract, give insurance information and also give a set period of notice if you want to stop using the room. Others may well be more flexible. If you think your circumstances are likely to change in the near future, it might be better to go for the latter as you may need to relocate in a hurry and you won’t want to be tied into a contract you can’t get out of.
What you don’t want to do is end up paying for a room that you’re not using so a space where you pay for a block of six sessions at once without signing a contract may be the best option for you. If you need any further help or advice on this matter, get in touch with us today. Our friendly and experienced team are here to help.