findatherapist.co.uk is a free resource for people to help them make a safer, smarter choice of psychological therapist, and a more informed, reliable choice of therapy.
findatherapist.co.uk is preferred and trusted by 42,000 clients as it is uniquely:
findatherapist.co.uk verifies accredited/chartered/registered statuses monthly, via the official websites of the professional bodies which grant them. These websites are babcp.com, bacp.co.uk, bpc.org.uk, bps.org.uk, cosrt.org.uk, hcpc-uk.org, nationalcounsellingsociety.org and psychotherapy.org.uk. findatherapist.co.uk checks therapists statuses by their names and membership numbers when professional bodies publish them. findatherapist.co.uk removes therapists who no longer have these statuses. These monthly checks ensure all therapists are recognised as therapists by professional bodies, are bound by a professional conduct code of a professional body, and have attained the higher level membership types granted by professional bodies - accredited/chartered/registered. findatherapist.co.uk records and displays the length of time therapists have been on findatherapist.co.uk. This enables people to see how long therapists have been known and trusted by findatherapist.co.uk.
findatherapist.co.uk verifies reviews by only publishing reviews from clients who have used findatherapist.co.uk to contact therapists and attended at least two sessions. findatherapist.co.uk invites reviews from clients and therapists can decide not to send these invites when it would be inappropriate to do so. Therapists can invite reviews from clients. findatherapist.co.uk only edits reviews when readability improvements are required and never to change their meaning. These reviews enable clients to have a voice and share their experiences in plain language. findatherapist.co.uk verifies therapists' client engagement rates based on enquirers who have used findatherapist.co.uk to contact therapists and therapists' updates as to whether they attended 0, 1 or more sessions. These engagement rates provide people with transparency about how well therapists engage with clients.
findatherapist.co.uk verifies that National Institute for Health and Care Excellence therapy guidance for adults both exists and is up-to-date via its official website at nice.org.uk. This information provides an independent, clear, evidenced-based, cost-conscious and manageable choice of therapies for people.
findatherapist.co.uk verifies digital copies of therapists' qualifications in therapies before therapists can offer them on findatherapist.co.uk. This provides peace of mind for people.
findatherapist.co.uk was founded in 2007 and is led by:
Richard Snowdon - Founder and CEO
Richard helps people with mental health problems access the right help, by running findatherapist.co.uk to standards which are safer, smarter and more informative and reliable. He understands it is important to through his previous work as an accredited therapist. Richard was accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. His trainings include a graduate degree in psychoanalysis from Middlesex University, a diploma in counselling from the Whittington Hospital in London and certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CBT for anxiety disorders from the Beck Institute in the USA.
Tommy Newman - Founder and CEO
Tommy has overall responsibility for everything technical at findatherapist.co.uk and enjoys taking innovative approaches to help people find the right support. He understands that at the point of needing a therapist, people need the process to be as helpful as possible. His training includes a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Bristol.
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