Private practice is not the best step for everyone, or it might not be a good fit for where you are in your life right now. Stop, take a breath, it’s better to find out of going into private practice right now is a good fit before you spend thousands of rand to see that it’s not at this time the best move for you.
My advice is to approach colleagues or your mentors that are already in the private sector and ask them about their experiences. If you don’t already know therapists in private practice, check out local Facebook Groups or podcasts like the Moulding Private Practice Show.
An amazing thing about healthcare practitioners that sets them apart from other business owners is that they are happy to help and give you advice. This will help you get an idea of what it’s like to run a practice and if the experience is something you want.