If you need help finding the right therapist for you, don’t worry, you're not alone. It can be really difficult to find the best match, even if you have been in therapy before. Our directory features mental health professionals all around the UK, so you can be sure to find a therapist near you.
Our aim at welldoing.org is to make it as easy as possible for you, though our focus is always on finding you the right therapist, not just the closest or cheapest. Research has shown that the fit between client and therapist is more important to the success of therapy than any other element.
How to find a therapist using welldoing.org
There are various ways to find a therapist on welldoing.org and the best route will depend on how much help you need. From a simple postcode search to a personal matching service, we can help you find the right therapist.
- Questionnaire – if you aren’t sure exactly what you are looking for, our easy-to-use questionnaire will take you through a handful of questions and give you the top selections of suitable therapists in your area of choice. If you would like to try this, click here
- Search and Filter – if you know what you are looking for, search by postcode then use the filters on the left to refine your search. If this is for you, insert your postcode or area name on the Find a Therapist page
- Personal Matching Service – short on time, or simply can't make up your mind? This may be the right choice for you. Complete an extended assessment which is anonymised before being reviewed by a professional psychotherapist. As a professional psychotherapist is employed in the personal matching service, we have to apply a charge, but the rest of the matching is free. Find out more here
Things to consider as you search
Read the therapists’ profiles, any articles they have written, or visit their websites. Many have completed our Meet the Therapist questionnaire which will help you understand the way they work.
Therapists set their own prices and hours, so look for someone to fit your budget and schedule.
Ready to connect, use the contact button on their profile to send them a message. It's usual to give a brief outline of what you want to talk about.
Happy with your choice and ready to commit, you can book and pay for an appointment with any of the therapists who offer online booking. Otherwise therapists will let you know about charges and times.
If you would like to use online booking and your chosen therapist doesn’t have it set up, just let us know.
And if you need more help, simply get in touch by emailing [email protected]
Use our resources
We have over 1000 articles and resources on mental health, wellbeing and self-development on welldoing.org.
Posts are written by therapists, authors or individuals who are sharing their experiences.
We also have books recommended (by therapists and their clients) and cultural reviews
For more information about any aspect of welldoing.orgEmail us at [email protected] or phone us on 0208 930 8906
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