What should I look for when choosing or employing a complementary therapist?

Around one in four people in the UK have used some form of complementary therapy or treatment.

The purpose of the CNHC Register is to enhance public safety, by providing access to a list of complementary therapy practitioners that have been assessed as meeting UK-wide standards of safe and competent practice. Whether you are a member of the public looking for a health practitioner, an employer recruiting staff or a commissioner buying services, you can choose with confidence by looking for a CNHC registered practitioner.

CNHC registers the following complementary therapies:
Alexander Technique teaching; Aromatherapy; Bowen Therapy; Craniosacral Therapy; Healing; Hypnotherapy; Massage Therapy; Microsystems Acupuncture; Naturopathy; Nutritional Therapy; Reflexology; Reiki; Shiatsu; Sports Therapy; Yoga Therapy

You can search the CNHC register to find a local complementary therapist or to check that a therapist is registered. Click here to Search the Register or use the Search the Register facility on the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

Some of our registrants may also be registered with one of the following statutory health and social care regulatory bodies

Accredited Register
CNHC's register is also approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means the CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority’s demanding standards. Click here to find out what the Accreditation scheme means

Click here for a guide to Accredited Registers for employers, commissioners and professionals

Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance
The CNHC's Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance describes the standards of conduct, ethics and performance expected of all complementary healthcare practitioners on the CNHC Register. All registrants must agree to comply with the Code before their name is added to the CNHC Register.

CNHC Quality Mark
All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to display the CNHC Quality Mark on their websites and other publications. Please see What does the CNHC Quality Mark mean for further information.


Volunteer Opportunty at Substance Misuse Charity, CGL in London Substance Misuse Charity, CGL, is seeking volunteer complementary therapists in Camden, London more >
Volunteer Opportunity at Coping with Cancer in Hinckley, Leicestershire Volunteer complementary therapist required in Hinckley, Leicestershire more >
Job Opportunity at St Michael’s Hospice in Basingstoke St Michael’s Hospice, Basingstoke seeks part-time Complementary Therapy Service Coordinator more >
University of Worcester seeks CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapy Lecturer The University of Worcester’s Institute of Health and Society is seeking a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Therapy. more >
CREST Cancer Support seeks volunteer CNHC registered practitioners for Relaxation Day CREST Cancer Support seeks volunteer CNHC registered complementary therapists and workshop leaders for its Relaxation Day to be held at White Lodge in Chertsey in Surrey on Sunday 20th November 2016. more >

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Search the Register

To find a local complementary therapist, enter your own postcode or town/city and select how many miles from there that you want to search.

You can narrow your search by selecting a particular type of therapy from the drop down list.

Alternatively you can search for a therapist by name.