- Online Services, Premises Based
- Psychological Healthcare
- B2B, B2C
Purple House Clinics provide clinical services to children and adults for a range of psychological/mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustments to life events, learning difficulties and developmental disorders. Franchisees are required to be qualified Clinical Psychologists and they fulfil the role of Clinical Director of their clinic as well as providing clinical services themselves. From the outset, we have held the vision of offering a wide range of services to people of all ages. Our model is therefore a team-based approach; our clinics engage the services of self-employed Associate practitioners who offer additional specialisms, complementing the skills of the Clinical Director (franchisee). Typically, our clinic teams consist of Clinical Psychologists (the majority), Educational Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Our clinicians provide in-depth structured assessments, evidence-based therapies, family support services and consultancy. Referrals come from the private sector, and also the public sector.
We are a franchise network with strong values and a clear vision to continue to grow a UK-wide family of clinics where psychological health gets the expertise it deserves. We believe that everyone deserves to be happy and fulfilled in life and we are committed to helping people overcome, or adapt to, life’s challenges. Clients are attracted to Purple House due to the comprehensive range of services we can offer, and the professional organisation and operation of our clinics.
The Purple House Clinic network began with its founding clinic in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Following its success and the demand for services across a wider geographical area, its founders became innovators in their field being the first Psychology service in the UK to adopt a franchise model for growth – now accredited by the British Franchise Association.
Today, this approach enables the opening of new clinics under the ownership of locally-based Clinical Directors who build their own practice using the brand and established systems of Purple House. The first franchise clinic was launched in Glasgow in January 2018, followed quickly by franchises in Lincoln and Leicester, six months later. All three initial franchisees have since renewed their initial franchise agreements and continue to grow thriving practices; Glasgow now hold an area development licence, currently operating in three locations across the city. Over the next 5 years, we will franchise approximately 15 further clinics in different geographical locations across the UK.
With our proven approach, combining a career in clinical psychology practice with the ambition to become a successful business owner has never been easier.
Our initial training includes a 1 week initial induction programme covers:
Franchisees are also provided with assistance with their business set-up, premises acquisition, practice launch
& team recruitment.
Ongoing support as a franchise includes:
Business mentoring via telephone calls and site-visits, helping franchisees to plan the growth of their business and maximise their opportunities within their geographical territory. This support includes help with marketing strategies and support to develop their own team of clinicians.
Franchisees hold the position of Clinical Director of their own Purple House Clinic. From day to day, responsibilities include seeing clients for assessment/therapy, helping administrative staff manage referrals and waiting lists and overseeing the engagement of self-employed clinicians (Associates). With the support of head office, they also engage in business management activities such as preparing financial forecasting and budget management, as well as engaging in local marketing activities.
Before Purple House I had never heard of franchising outside of the fast food world, but now I’m part of it, I can’t imagine any other way that you can get to have your own business, yet be so supported by a team of people focussed on helping you succeed. It really is a case of ‘just follow the manual’. Whatever the question, someone has the answer. Whatever you worry you might struggle with in terms of running a business, it’s in the training – even then, you have people at the end of the phone to guide you and make sure you get it right. Would I have ever run a private practice by myself? I think I might have eventually, who knows? But Purple House gave me the courage to do it when I did. Certainly, there is no way, if I had tried to do this all by myself, I would have ended up with such a good business, and certainly nowhere near as quickly. I have no regrets and the team have completely lived up to their commitments as the franchisors. When I think back to how disenchanted I was in the NHS, it’s hard to believe that I am now running my own business and building a great financial future for myself. More rewarding still, is that the majority of my time is devoted to my clients – every day I am doing what I love doing – my job!