I am a strong advocate of networking for people whose work is sensitive and personal. Anyone who might refer to us needs to get to know, like and trust us first. Getting out and meeting people, being friendly and being helpful are great ways to build that network of people who might refer to you.
It takes time to grow trusted connections as they are so valuable to us.
Here is a list of professional networks around my locality which you might like to check out:
Business Network South West
For when you are selling to other businesses http://www.business-networksw.co.uk/
Friendly Women’s breakfast meeting – mostly sole traders/ micro-businesses http://energess.blogspot.co.uk/
Friendly Women’s meetings – some fun social, some ‘speed-networking’ http://ladiesdo.co.uk/
East Devon Counselling Service – Counsellors Networking
Free and friendly network group for counsellors http://www.eastdevoncounsellingservice.co.uk/cpd-supervision-networking/counsellors-networking/