We’re celebrating the 4th birthday of the welldoing.org therapy platform, so we gathered therapists and supporters at our co-working space in Waterloo for a celebratory drink on Monday evening. Founder Louise Chunn looked back at the initial question that had prompted her to set up the site: how do you find the therapist who is right for you? And brought everyone up to date with what we have achieved so far: close to 100K page views a month, authoritative posts some of which have been read 10s of 1000s of times, and a validating link from the NHS Choices site.

We’re particularly proud of our new diary management system, unlike anything available for therapists before. Many of the therapists who were in the room are using it to organise their bookings, and ensure they are always paid. It’s convenient for clients too, and it appears to help normalise the process of seeing a therapist.

Looking to the future we have even greater plans, including partnerships and a corporate offer, which we will reveal in the new year. 

We were delighted that among our guests was Sarah Niblock, new chief executive of the UKCP, one of the best respected professional associations for therapists. She also spoke, highlighting the need for people to understand the great benefits that therapy can bring, and how she is making it her project to educate and inform the public.

As with all birthdays, we then wished there would be many happy returns as welldoing.org continues to build and thrive. 

Pictured (clockwise from top right): Louise Chunn, Sarah Niblock; Alexandra Shulman, Louise, Terri Apter, Celia Duncan; therapists Susan Rhodes and Paul Garden with Louise; therapists Jane Edwards, Zoe Hassid and Julia Bueno with Louise; Alexandra Shulman and Louise