Welcome to welldoing – we can help
We are an independent therapy and body practitioner directory and information resource for people who want to enhance their health and wellbeing. Our aim is to find the right experts to help you, whatever the issues you are dealing with in your life right now.
Using our therapist directory
You can use our directory to find a therapist or counsellor by simply putting your postcode into the search bar. This will bring up all the qualified, experienced practitioners who are members of our site within a specific area (5 miles in London, up to 25 miles in the rest of the UK, though you can very easily adjust this to your requirements).
You can also make your search more personalised. Research has shown that you are much more likely to have a successful experience if you find a counsellor, therapist, psychologist or hypnotherapist who is best suited to you and your needs. With psychologist David Cohen, we designed a questionnaire that in eight jargon-free questions sets out to identify the general style of therapy you are after, focusing on your specific issue, along with such practical concerns as the gender of practitioner you would prefer, whether you are looking for online counselling, or a therapist who speaks a particular language or identifies as gay or lesbian.
Once you have submitted the questionnaire you will see a list of therapists from your area. Each of the therapists has a full profile page covering their approach, qualifications, and usually biographical information. As you read through the ones you are interested in, you will usually get a better idea of what they offer, and it will help you identify more clearly what you are looking for. Also, you can continue to alter the search criteria as you look.
Once you have found one or more who you think suit your requirements, send them a message using the contact form on their profile page. This is a confidential message, and it will be responded to by the therapists themselves.
If your problem is immediate and urgent, go to our Samaritans page for information
Is therapy for me?
We have lots of information for anyone who wants to know more about the therapy. Go to the Therapy section for information on the differences between counselling, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, different styles of therapy, and frequently asked questions.
Also, take a look at the What's Worrying You? section. Here we list common psychological disorders and life situations that people have found challenging. In addition to professionally-vetted
On the home page we have 'My therapy story', a range of people relating their own experiences of therapy, and explaining how it worked for them. From dealing with anxiety to curing a fear of driving with hypnotherapy, from changing your relationship with your body to coping with the death of a loved one: therapy can be a powerful tool. There is also Our therapists say, which is filled with posts written by our therapist members, covering everything from how child psychotherapy works to mood-lifting tips for dealing with depression.
Advice and information in other mind-body areas
Research shows that the mind and body often work together, and we want welldoing to help people understand this better, and so take more responsibility for their own health. We have lots of content on exercise, yoga, mindfulness, wellbeing (use the site map) and a specific nutrition section outlining what problems can be supported by nutrition, and answers to frequently asked questions. We also have a directory of qualified nutritionists from all over the UK.
We hope that you will spend some time looking around welldoing. Feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or want to contribute. Much of our content comes from site-users writing about their own experiences and we are particularly keen to provide a space in which people who have had therapy can write about how it worked for them. Or if you are a practitioner, look at the For Practitioners section.
Founder, Welldoing Ltd