If you’re looking to take your counselling or alternative therapy business to the next level, you probably already know that you’ll need to create a website for your practice. Why? Because if you don’t have some kind of web presence, you’re missing out on the ever-increasing number of people who look for the best place to get some life coaching or therapy on the internet. Consider this: nearly half of consumers in the UK research local businesses exclusively online – and if you don’t think that includes looking for therapists, you may be in for a rude awakening.
While word of mouth is still a huge part in what makes a successful counsellor – that’s one part of the business that is never going to change – if you’re hoping to get new clients through the door, a website is crucial. Without one, a huge chunk of potential clients in your area won’t know you exist, even though they are actively looking for the best therapies in the area.
Creating a business website that appears on Google properly for free in the UK might seem like an difficult challenge – especially when you consider that the average cost of building a website for a counsellor or alternative therapist website sits somewhere between £2,000 and £8,000 if you pay a developer to create the entire thing from scratch – but it’s not impossible. UENI was founded to provide small businesses like therapists with an easy, low-cost way to get online and get new clients, because we saw that businesses like these don’t often have the time or the budget to get online themselves.
We know you want your services listed where your customers can find you, and we know your customers want to find your business. We also know it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg to get online, and levelling the playing field for small businesses in the UK is of the utmost importance to us.
That’s why UENI can deliver you a fully built website for your therapy services – with listings on Google My Business and other trusted, high traffic platforms – with very basic information from you for a very low cost. In fact, our starter product is free.
It’s a win-win. You can spend more time giving consultations and counselling to an increased client base, and your new clients will have been able to find you and get the help they need because of your increased web presence.
Furthermore, you’ll have avoided the pitfalls of having a shoddily-built or otherwise unprofessional looking website dragging down your professional reputation. Not only are more and more people looking for emotional service providers online, but a bad website will send people running to get a help with their marriage problems from one of your competitors instead. The right sort of online presence can help build your brand and reputation, make your business accessible to a wider audience, and provide more channels for customer engagement and communication.
The end result? By creating a website for your counselling where customers can find your location, business information and book a consultation online, you won’t lose any time explaining your rates, hours or having to give directions over the phone. You also won’t need to hire someone to do that for you.