Saturday, 22 December 2012
Christmas is upon us and, amidst all the welcome chaos of Christmas decorating and last-minute appointments, we're trying to make the time - sometimes successfully, sometimes not - to take inventory of the year that has been, in order to process the old and make preparation for welcoming in the new.
We've seen lots of new and exciting developments here at number 96 during 2012, with new therapists Sheron Green, Claire White, Roisin Golding and Renee Thurston expanding and enriching our therapeutic offering with their skills in trauma, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, NLP and child psychotherapy. Along with our many long-standing therapists, it's fair to say there isn't a psychological ailment we can't address on these premises, with sensitivity, experience and a vast amount of specialist knowledge.
As many of our clients will know, 96 Harley Street, as well as being a world class psychotherapeutic hub, is home to a a broad range of other medical specialities, among them dermatology, gastroenterology, gynaecology, physiotherapy and psychiatry. During 2012, we have also welcomed Rheumatologist Professor Hasan Tahir and Men's Health Physicians Malcolm Carruthers and Kam Mann, all distinguished experts in their fields.
This growth is consistent with our vision to create a multidisciplinary centre of healthcare excellence, in which healthcare professionals of every discipline will benefit from the cross-fertilisation of ideas that can only come from working under the one (magnificent!) roof. Many of our clients have reported they appreciate the convenience of having all their specialists gathered together, and we hope to build on the number and range of practitioners operating from the house in 2013.
Another development this year has been our decision to apply for registration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), to provide reassurance for our clients that our services are accredited to the highest possible standard. This is expected to benefit our therapists as well, who, having met our exacting recruitment criteria, will enjoy full accreditation with the CQC under our auspices.
We're delighted to report the continued flourishing of our website, which, with the help of our SEO and marketing experts continues to hold its own in the search engine rankings. We have noted an increase in the number of enquiries fielded through the site, just as we had planned. The website provides a powerful canvas for all of our therapists to use in promoting their services to the public at large, and we strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of this. One of our aspirations for 2013 is to persuade more of our therapists to make use of the website for promoting their workshops and other activities.
All that remains, then, is to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. We look forward to seeing you, all shiny and renewed, in 2013.
Written by Jacqui Hogan