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S2 Ep 3 - Rest, Restore, Revive: Creating a Practice that Regenerates You

Season #2

In this episode of the Inspiring Psychologist Podcast, Wendy Kendall and co-host Tess Browne explore the topic of rest, restore and revive - creating a private practice that regenerates you. They are joined by guests Dr Rebekah Tennyson and Bianca Clarke to discuss the importance of self-care and building restoration and resilience into how a private practice operates.

The guests share insights from their experiences of balancing private practice with other roles and responsibilities, and the pivotal moments that led them to prioritise self-care. Key themes include letting go of rigid expectations around "best practice", listening to your own needs and values, and structuring your practice in alignment with who you are.


Main Discussion Points

  • The role of self-care in sustaining private practice and preventing burnout
  • Letting go of expectations around "best practice" and societal standards
  • Understanding your own motivations, needs and values and structuring your practice accordingly -
  • Being intentional about boundaries and saying no
  • Seeing your energy stores as separate "tanks" that drain at different rates and require different types of rest 
  • The freedom and flexibility that private practice allows in managing multiple responsibilities
  • Niching your practice around your ideal client and specialty area


About Us:

"Inspiring Psychologists: Breaking the Mould of Private Practice," is a podcast dedicated to sharing the inspiring stories of psychologists and therapists who are pushing the boundaries of traditional private practices and making a lasting impact on the mental health landscape.

We invite you to join us in breaking outside the box of a traditional private practice and building a purposeful business that supports you in the life you want to live.

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Co-Host Bio

Dr Tess Browne is the managing director of The Mind Atelier, a consultancy that provides well-being support and mental health coaching to organisations and professional women. She specializes in helping women overcome burnout, build resilience, and manage perinatal mental health issues.





Guest Bios

Dr Rebekah Tennyson is a psychologist who combines working part-time in the NHS with running her own private practice. She is passionate about the Enneagram model of understanding personality and uses it extensively in her work and personal development.





Bianca Clarke is a psychotherapist and personal trainer who takes an integrated approach to mental and physical health. She combines psychology, lifestyle coaching, and fitness training in her work with clients battling autoimmune diseases and chronic pain.





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Key Quotes

"Only you can do what you can do the way that you can do it. So learn what that looks like and stop trying to do things the way that somebody else would do it." - Dr Rebekah Tennyson, 00:17:05

"I make sure I have at least 5 or 10 minutes now where I am doing something where I can just slow down and stop." - Bianca Clarke, 00:22:35

"It shouldn't be one or the other. It can be both. And, actually, when it is both, everyone benefits." - Tess Browne, 01:02:08