How to find a holistic therapist on Therapy Directory

Whether you’re new to complementary and alternative therapies or are a long time patron of holistic wellness, there comes a time when you need to seek out a new therapist. But how do you go about looking for one?

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Should you take your chances searching on social media, or ask colleagues or friends to recommend someone? Do you know which specific treatment you want to book? And do you know what to look for in a holistic therapist?

We know how difficult it can be to find the right therapy, or therapist to suit your needs – that’s why we created Therapy Directory. We wanted a place where you can find information, ask for help and, when you are ready, find a therapist that you connect with. 

To help make the process easier, we’ll walk you through how to use our search tool to find the right complementary therapist for you.

Before you start

Do your research

We understand that looking into a new therapy can be quite overwhelming, especially if it’s one you don’t know much about. You may want to do some research before contacting a therapist, so you know what to expect and if it will help you.

On Therapy Directory, you can discover what types of therapies are available, how they can be beneficial and what to expect from a session. From crystal healing to massage, aromatherapy to reflexology, you can browse more than 30 types of holistic practices on our website.

You can also read more advice and information in our articles section, where you’ll find articles written by professional therapists and our in-house editorial team.

If you’re a complete beginner, we’d recommend taking a look at our FAQs page. We hope this will give you an insight into what complementary and alternative therapies involve, and what to look for in your chosen therapist.

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Ask for recommendations

While we shouldn’t solely rely on someone else’s experience (as everyone will have their own preferences), it can be a good method to help you find a therapist. Particularly if you know someone who has already tried the treatment you’re looking for, ask them about their experience. What did they think and do they have any advice for you?

If they had a positive experience and would recommend their therapist to you, you can use our site search (which you can find in our top toolbar) to find their name.

Decide on the important factors

Much like when looking for a new job or a new home, you need to decide on the factors that are essential, and which ones you can afford to compromise on.

Some questions to consider:

  • Do you have a budget?
  • Are you seeking one type of therapy in particular? Or are you open to trying different types of treatment with the same practitioner? 
  • Are you looking for someone close to home? Or near where you work?
  • Would you like a mobile therapist – for them to come to you?
  • Are you looking for someone that offers corporate services?

These factors can affect your search criteria, so it’s worth knowing exactly what you’re looking for before you commence your search.

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Finding a therapist

Enter your criteria

Once you’ve decided which type of therapy is right for you, the next step is to find a therapist you resonate with. To make the search easier, we encourage all our members to fill their profiles with as much information as possible. This means you can learn more about them, the way they work and if they are the person to help.

To find a therapist in your local area, you can use our advanced search tool. You can refine your search by therapy, location, type of therapist and any other keywords you feel are relevant.

Browse some therapist profiles

Once you’ve clicked ‘search’ you’ll land on a page with a list of therapists near your location. 

The next step is to click on their name to view their profile, learn more about them, and find their contact details and fees. You’ll notice some organisations are listed below the individual therapists too, some of which may also be able to offer you support.

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Key things to look out for

Our therapists list a lot of information on their profiles and it can be helpful to notice some of the extra features that can help you find what you’re looking for.

Pay particular attention to the following whilst browsing profiles:

  • types of session available (in person, online and home visits)
  • accessibility
  • availability

Within a therapist’s profile, you can find out more specific information about their qualifications and experience, as well as what they can help you with. They may provide more guidance about their areas of speciality and how long they have been helping clients within these areas.

Start reaching out

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices to a few professionals who fit your criteria and who you get a good ‘feel’ for, the next step is to approach them. Simply send them an email or give them a call to book an initial consultation.

We wish you well on your journey to taking better care of yourself. If you need further assistance, we’re here to help.

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Written by Becky Banham
Becky is the Brand and Social Strategist for Happiful and a writer for Therapy Directory.
Written by Becky Banham
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