Tax and Book keeping for the Self-employed Psychologist

Handling the administrative side of private practice can raise many questions and be a daunting prospect for many of us. This event will consist of a short presentation on accountancy and bookkeeping principles and their relevance to tax returns for independent practitioners. This will be followed by an interactive workshop, using worked-out examples tailored to psychological practice and offering ample opportunities for discussion. The event aims to provide important information for both those considering and those already working in private practice. 


14:00 Workshop starts 
16:00 Workshop ends
16:00-17:00 Networking with tea & coffee


This workshop is suitable for those considering entering or already operating as private practitioners from a variety of orientations and at various stages in their career. Members will be introduced to the basic principles of bookkeeping as it relates to psychological practice. The workshop will offer the opportunity to work through examples from private practice highlighting common pitfalls and practical tips for solutions. Members will be encouraged to share any issues pertinent to their own experience and will be provided with sources for access to further information.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To introduce members to bookkeeping as it applies to private psychological practice
  • To provide examples to demonstrate common pitfalls and practical solutions
  • To discuss bookkeeping issues relevant to members attending
  • To provide sources for access to further information
  • To demystify this difficult area for those already in or considering entering private practice

Facilitator:  Dr Corrie Meesters C.Psychol. AFBPsS

Dr Corrie Meesters completed her doctorate in Psychology in the Netherlands in 1979 with an emphasis on Clinical as well as Organisational psychology. After further studies in medicine and psychotherapy she set up in private practice and then relocated to the UK where she worked in the NHS in Cumbria, Kent and Sussex.  In 2007 she returned to private practice and was faced with the decision of whether to manage her own business administration or, given that she was unfamiliar with UK legal and tax requirements, to hire others to do this for her.  She opted for the former and began her studies in bookkeeping.  Corrie is now completing her studies and has used her knowledge to deliver a workshop on tax regulations to small businesses. She currently continues to run her private practice in Hove offering a mix of specialist psychological assessment, psychotherapy, organisational consultancy and supervision.

Booking information


Society members: £7
Non-members: £10

How to book:

To register, please contact Sheila Simons, Branch Administrator.

Please note: independent practitioners not attending the workshop are welcome to attend between 4pm & 5pm for £4.

Sat, 05/11/2011 (All day)
Contact Information: 

For further information, please contact Sheila Simons, Branch Administrator.

The British Psychological Society's Wessex Branch (Surrey Hub)