Going Solo

Playdough on SaLT by the Sea papers

Since way back in the spring you may have noticed my mention of new business plans. The first day of November saw these really truly beginning, as I visited my first client as an independent Speech and Language Therapist, no longer under the employment of a school or council or NHS – just me, setting out to support a family.

Despite being an SLT for almost ten years, I was strangely nervous about doing it with my new ‘independent practice’ hat on. But, the session went well and I’m excited to start providing some regular therapy.

Rusty providing speech and language therapy to children

My friends and family have been incredibly supportive and patient with me; particularly Tom as my mind has rarely been far from some new plan or consideration, and he has heard no end of talk on the matter!

Brother Alec and friend Kat helped hugely with website building and photo taking. So now – this thing is real and I can’t wait to get stuck in! Do go have a look at SaLT by the Sea: Speech and Language Therapy for the Isle of Wight! :)

6 thoughts on “Going Solo

  1. congratulations on stepping off the edge! I remember your post not so very long ago about tear making work stresses so appreciate what a carefully considered, brave step this must have been. If it’s any reassurance I don’t know of anyone working freelance who has ever regretted it, in fact most say they wish they’d done it sooner. Sounds like the timing is just right for you and the website looks brilliant. I only know 1 family on the Isle of Wight but I shall let them know about you just in case they know a little person in need of support. All the very best x

  2. Very exciting – hope everything goes really well for you. Working for yourself is so liberating I found.