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Why work with glyde?

We are very aware that most of us need some kind of help at some point.

So, we want to make qualified therapists as accessible as possible. We think that by introducing a phone/video calling portal, combined with a simple online booking system and a relatable, less 'clinical' brand, that we're taking a big step to making that aim a reality.

We also understand that the profession is tough on therapists; business can be hard to come by and offices are expensive.

We've created a platform to help therapists fill their diaries and to help clients find the help they need with minimum fuss and maximum privacy.

For therapists, there's an integrated calendar that gives total flexibility and requires minimum effort – you can also use this free of charge for your non-glyde bookings. Plus, we've taken care of PCI compliance (aka the headache that comes with accepting credit cards!)

We've also added a blogging system to allow therapists to attract clients by sharing their thoughts; a link to the therapist's calendar appears at the top of each blog post. Here's an example.

Our platform works equally well on phones, tablets and computers, so you can operate from anywhere.

There are no upfront fees: we take a 20% commission on bookings placed via our website to cover marketing, credit card processing fees and the cost of running glyde. We charge zero commission for all bookings placed within 30 days of your first booking to allow you to try our system for free.

We don't charge any commission for any private bookings you add to your glyde calendar. (We added this feature so that you won't need to sync your glyde and private client calendars.)

How will I get clients?

We don't assign or recommend therapists - each client chooses.

We work with both private and corporate clients: if your profile is clear, concise (a great profile pic is also a massive help), and you offer decent availability, then you should win both.

You can also promote yourself via our integrated blog: your most recent posts will be listed at the foot of your profile and indexed by search engines. Anyone reading your posts can click through to your profile and calendar.

Another good tip is to add your practising address to your profile, as it’s helpful if clients would prefer to speak to someone local to them.

Therapists are displayed in a randomised order on the therapists page, so everyone is promoted fairly.

Why online booking?

The online booking system on which glyde is based has been in use since 2014. We think that this is the best approach because…

  1. The ability to book online, rather than phoning or emailing, is often more attractive to first-time clients who may be nervous.
  2. Clients can book when it's convenient for them – day or night. Bookings are often placed at unusual hours!
  3. Instant gratification: clients can book, amend or cancel appointments with immediate confirmation.
  4. Advance payment by credit card reduces no shows.

Most importantly, we hope that this encourages more people to take that first step.

But I already have a practice?

We always envisioned glyde sitting alongside existing practices. So, we've made managing your glyde calendar as simple as possible so that you can use it (free of charge) for all your non-glyde bookings as well as your glyde bookings.

(Like all glyde client data, your non-glyde clients’ details are encrypted for privacy when stored in our database - and you need only enter a client's initials or some other reference.)

Whether you have some space in your diary that you’d like to fill or you’d like to work some extra hours – you can use glyde for this.

Can my existing clients book and pay via your website?

Yes - you'll be able to add your private clients and then click a button to email them a link to your glyde calendar.

Within 30 days of your first glyde booking, we charge no commission for any bookings made via our website for your private clients; thereafter we will charge 10% commission. Why 10%?

We pay therapists monthly via BACS on the first working day of the month for any appointments during the previous month. For any appointments within 30 days of your first booking, you will be paid the next working day to allow you to try our system without compromising your cash flow.

Which qualifications do I need?

You must be a qualified psychotherapist registered with either the BACP or UKCP. You'll need to provide your BACP/UKCP registration number along with proof of ID (a copy of your passport or driver’s licence).

We realise that the line between counsellors and psychotherapists can be blurred, but at the moment we can only accept therapists who are legally able to practice as a psychotherapist.

What about insurance?

You must have your own professional indemnity insurance: you'll need to send us a scan or photo of your certificate before we can approve your listing on our website. We'll also ask for proof that this has been renewed annually upon its expiration.

Which days and hours can I work?

That's entirely up to you – you set your own availability and you can adjust it if circumstances change.

Can clients book multiple appointments at once?

Yes, after they've booked their first appointment. You can also book appointments for your clients as they may wish to block-book you whilst you're speaking to them.

How much will I earn?

You set your own fee for each 50-minute session - from £30 to £150. We hope that this will not only give you some flexibility, but will also attract various clients with various budgets.

From this fee, glyde takes a 20% commission to cover marketing, credit card processing fees and the cost of running glyde, and the remaining 80% goes to you, the therapist.

We charge zero commission for all bookings placed within 30 days of your first booking to allow you to try our system for free.

Private clients pay when booking using a credit card; corporate clients buy glyde credit in advance.

In either case, we pay our therapists monthly via BACS on the first working day of the month for any sessions provided during the previous month. For any appointments provided within 30 days of your first booking, you will be paid the next working day to allow you to try our system without compromising your cash flow.

What are your fees?

There are no upfront fees.

We charge:

  • 20% commission on all glyde bookings where the client is supplied by us
  • 10% commission on all glyde bookings where the client is supplied by you (Why 10%?)
  • Zero commission on any non-glyde bookings you add to your calendar

A glyde booking is a booking placed and paid for by the client via our website.

glyde bookings:

  • The client pays with a credit card via our website
  • Confirmation and reminder emails are sent to the client
  • A text message reminder is sent to the client 30 mins before their appointment
  • At the start of an appointment, therapist can click a button to text or email the client their Skype name/link to join a Zoom video call
  • The client can amend their appointment online (up to 24 hours before their appointment)
  • The client can rebook online

Non-glyde bookings:

None of the above.

The appointment will be blocked out (so that it cannot be booked by another client), but the client doesn't have a glyde account - the name or initials you enter are simply a note for yourself.

Do you offer face to face therapy?

No – only via video calling or phone. This allows us to offer more choice and greater flexibility to clients and therapists.

Can I talk to you before signing-up?

Of course! Please and we can arrange a convenient time to speak.