About us

Not too long ago, it was difficult for anyone seeking holistic therapy to find information or a professional who could support them. Here at Therapy Directory, our team is passionate about changing that. We’ve made it our mission to promote how beneficial complementary and alternative therapies can be, and are dedicated to offering a simple way to connect with therapists across the UK. 

You may have a health condition that could benefit from a form of therapy alongside medical treatment, or you may be looking for ways to reduce stress. You may simply be looking to better your overall well-being. 

Whatever your reason, know that it is all possible. Remember that support is available and you’re not alone in this journey. We want to be the hand to guide you through these first steps to health and happiness.

Our story

Therapy Directory is part of a family of brands, grounded in family values. In 2005 two sisters, Aimi and Emma, launched Counselling Directory, a website dedicated to promoting the benefits of talk therapy. They’d both experienced mental health issues as young women and knew how it felt to be overwhelmed and lacking guidance. They wanted to use their experience to help others find support from counsellors and psychotherapists.

Co-founder Aimi shares her journey on Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Podcast.

About Happiful

In the five years that followed, we launched four further websites - all with the same mission to help people access support to improve their well-being. From counselling and nutrition support to hypnotherapy and coaching, our directories encompass all things health and wellness. These websites are a part of the Happiful family, a network of more than 21,000 professionals. 

As of 2020, over 1.5 million people have found support through our resources.

On 20th March 2017 (International Day of Happiness), we launched Happiful Magazine. This publication aimed to further our mission of creating a healthier, happier, more sustainable society. Each issue contains informative, inspiring and topical stories about health and well-being. We're committed to making the magazine accessible to as many people as possible, so you can subscribe to receive the free e-magazine straight to your inbox every month.

In 2019, came our podcast, I am. I have. Each episode shines a spotlight on a mental health and wellness advocate, who discusses the passions that shape their world and their thoughts on their own mental health journey.

Bringing our family under one roof, the Happiful App enables you to easily connect with professionals, find local support groups, read articles from all our brands and access current and past issues of the magazine. You can access all of these amazing resources from your smartphone or tablet.

In 2019, we were proud to become a certified B Corp (Better Corporations). Attaining this certification means that we’ve proved our business balances purpose and profit; Happiful has met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent our commitment to making the world a better place.

Find out more about B Corps and what it means to us at Happiful.

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The team

Based in Surrey, our small team of around 40 members work across the well-being directories and the magazine. From our hard-working developers ensuring everything runs smoothly to our award-winning customer service team responding to queries and supporting our members, we're all passionate about what we do.

Why choose us?

In our eyes, taking care of your health in a holistic way is the cornerstone of well-being, and we believe everyone deserves access to holistic therapies that work in this way. It’s our mission to make this process as easy as possible, giving you the tools you need to remain happy and healthy.

We understand that taking these first steps often takes time, to do the research, find a therapist and make contact - all of which can be daunting if you don’t know where to look, or what you’re looking for.

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To get you started on your wellness journey, we have included everything we wish we’d had access to when taking our first steps to health and happiness, including:

  • A nationwide database of qualified holistic therapists.
  • An advanced search tool, which allows you to filter your therapist search according to your needs and location.
  • Detailed member profiles. Our members pack their profiles full of information including their background, fees, specialities and availability. This allows you to learn more about them and how they work before making contact.
  • A thorough approvals policy. This means all professionals are checked to ensure they provide evidence of qualifications or membership with a professional body before they can be listed with us. So, you can be sure of contacting a credible professional.
  • A detailed library of fact-sheets featuring useful information about various therapies available. Here you can learn more about how these types of therapies can benefit you on your journey.
  • An FAQs section that looks to answer any questions you may have.
  • An events section where you can find various workshops and courses to further your learning.
  • An articles section, where you can find inspirational and informative posts about holistic healing and well-being.

Get in touch

We wouldn’t exist without you, the individuals seeking happiness and the therapists who share our dream of helping others. It’s because of you that we feel it’s so important to keep listening and acting upon your feedback.

If you have something to say about the site, a suggestion to make or an experience to share – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you.

If you have any queries about how to use the website or how to become a member, please visit our Not sure where to start? section. If you’d still like some guidance, fill out our contact form and a member of the Therapy Directory team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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