Accepted Professional Bodies & Qualifications

We strongly recommend that all therapists listing on Treatwiser have an active membership with a reputable professional body and / or a suitable qualification. Professional bodies in particular require their members to uphold high levels of professional standards, ethics and also maintain insurance coverage.

As such, we only verify listings where the therapist has provided sufficient evidence for at least one therapy that they either:

  1. Are an active full member of a reputable professional body; or alternatively for selected therapies
  2. Hold a suitable qualification (diploma level and above) and active liability insurance

A verified profile is denoted by a green tick in the search results or a green “Verified Therapist” box on a listings page.

Below is a list of reputable professional bodies for which we accept proof of full active membership to verify your listing. Regrettably, we are unable to verify listings for student memberships or other professional bodies not listed below. The list also indicates which therapies we can accept qualifications (diploma level and above) and active insurance for verification.

 

Complementary Therapies

Acupressure

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Acupuncture Society
  • The Association of Physical and Natural Therapies
  • The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Acupuncture

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists
  • The Acupuncture Society
  • The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • The British Acupuncture Council
  • The British Medical Acupuncture Society
  • The Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Alliance
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Alexander Technique

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists
  • The Professional Association of Alexander Teachers
  • The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Aromatherapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Association of Physical and Natural Therapists
  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists
  • The International Federation of Aromatherapists
  • The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Autogenic Training

You must be an active full member of the following body:

  • The British Autogenic Society

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Ayurvedic Medicine

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK
  • The Ayurvedic Practitioners Association
  • The British Association of Accredited Ayurvedic Practitioners
  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Bowen Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Bowen Association UK
  • The Bowen Therapy Professional Association
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Chiropractic Treatment

You must be an active full member of the following body:

  • General Chiropractic Council

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Colonic Hydrotherapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists
  • The Institute of Professional Colon Hydrotherapy
  • The International Association and Register of Integrative Colon Therapists and Trainers

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Craniosacral Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Cranio Sacral Society
  • The Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Crystal Healing

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations
  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Cupping

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Acupuncture Society
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Ear Candling

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • EFT International
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Havening

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • Havening Techniques

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Homeopathy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Alliance of Registered Homeopaths
  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Faculty of Homeopathy
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Homeopathic Medical Association
  • The Society of Homeopaths

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Hypnotherapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Association For Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
  • The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
  • The British Association of Therapeutic Hypnotists & NLP Practitioners
  • The British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP
  • The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis
  • The British Hypnotherapy Association
  • The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The General Hypnotherapy Register
  • The International Hypnotherapy Society
  • The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
  • The National Council For Hypnotherapy
  • The National Hypnotherapy Society
  • The National Society Of Professional Hypnotherapists
  • The Society of Stress Managers
  • The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Kinesiology

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Kinesiology Federation
  • The Kinesiology Association
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Massage Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists
  • The Association of Physical and Natural Therapies
  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists
  • The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
  • The International Association of Infant Massage
  • The Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage
  • The LSCP Register of Remedial Masseurs and Manipulative Therapists
  • The Massage Training Institute
  • The National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists
  • The Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation
  • The Sports Massage Association

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Meditation and Mindfulness

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association of Mindfulness-based approaches
  • The Mindfulness Association

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Metaconsciousness

You must be an active full member of the following body:

  • The International Meta Consciousness Academy

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Naturopathy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The General Council and Register of Naturopaths
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The General Naturopathic Council

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Nutritional Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
  • The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Therapy
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners
  • The Health and Care Professions Council
  • The Naturopathic Nutrition Association

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Occupational Therapy

You must be an active full member of the following body:

  • The Health and Care Professions Council

Unfortunately, we are unable accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Osteopathy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The General Osteopathic Council

Unfortunately, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Physiotherapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists
  • The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine
  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • The Health and Care Professions Council
  • The Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Pilates Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Body Control Pilates
  • The Pilates Foundation
  • The Register of Exercise Professionals

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Podiatry

You must be an active full member of the following body:

  • The Health and Care Professions Council

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Reflexology

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Association of Physical and Natural Therapies
  • The Association of Reflexologists
  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The British Reflexology Association
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists
  • The International Federation of Reflexologists
  • Professional Reflexology

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Reiki Healing

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Guild of Holistic Therapists
  • The Reiki Association
  • The Reiki Guild
  • The UK Reiki Federation

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Shiatsu Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Shiatsu Society
  • The Zen Shiatsu Society

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Sound Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The International Therapeutic Sound Association

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Speech Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Health and Care Professions Council

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Sports Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • The Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage
  • The Society of Sports Therapists

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Acupuncture Society
  • The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicines
  • The Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Alliance
  • The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • The Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Trauma Relief Exercise

You must currently be a TRE® Certified Provider or Trainer with active liability insurance.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Yoga Therapy

You must be an active full member of the following body:

  • The British Wheel of Yoga

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Western Herbal Medicine

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The Association of Master Herbalists
  • The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy
  • The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
  • The Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

 

Talking Therapies

Behavioural Activation Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Counselling

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland
  • The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • The National Counselling Society

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Couples Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland
  • The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • The National Counselling Society

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland
  • The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Guided Self-Help Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Interpersonal Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland
  • The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Alternatively, we also accept suitable qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept qualifications (diploma level and above) along with active liability insurance.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

You must be an active full member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland
  • The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)