Discuss the planning and setting up of a practice for counselling.
1.1. THE PLANNING FUNCTION
The Planning function is the starting point and the laying of the practice foundations when setting up your own practice. Planning is the aspect of general management in which we determine in advance what we want to achieve, and how to achieve it. Objectives must be drawn up and a systematic plan formulated. Planning must be realistic and flexible.
1.1.2 What is meant by planning?
Planning is the aspect of general management in which we determine in advance what we want to achieve, and how to achieve it. Objectives must be drawn up and a systematic plan formulated. Planning must be realistic as well as flexible. To ensure that planning is realistic, you need information. It is impossible for any practice or business to exist in total isolation, it is impossible for it to grow and exist if factors such as the consumer and his/her needs, competition and prevailing economic and political conditions are not taken into consideration.
In order to be successful, it is important for any practice to be in constant contact with the market environment, to be aware of consumer needs and to monitor the activities of its competitors! To ensure the practice planning to be realistic, one need to gather information from the environment
MICRO ENVIRONMENTMARKET ENVIRONMENTMACRO ENVIRONMENT
ObjectivesInteraction between Economic
RulesYou/immediate environment Social
Regulations= clients & needs Ecological
Decisions Creditors(Not direct
1.2 THE THREE ASPECTS OF PLANNING A PRACTICE
While planning the establishment of a new practice one need to decide what the main objective and the secondary objectives of the business are. The main objective will determine the direction of the practice. The main objective of human science practices us to deliver a service.