Due to unprecedented demand, we are currently not accepting any new applications. This will likely resume in late 2023 so please check back then.
So that we can attend to clients and our current team of therapists, we are not able to answer any questions from new applicants.
Our previous requirements for joining can be found below in case you are interested in joining in the future.
Thank you for your understanding.
We are currently only accepting new applications from psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors with availability for in-person sessions in UK locations due to unprecedented demand to join the Platform. We are at capacity in several locations, so your application may be rejected. We are currently not accepting new applications for locations in Central London, Brighton, Hove, or Barry.
In-person sessions should be offered for the duration of your time on the Platform. (You can and should offer online and phone availability in addition to this but we are not able accept applications for online-only work due to client demand.)
Please note that an application does not guarantee acceptance to the Platform. We select members based on client demand and on the factors below. Do read the rest of this article fully before submitting your profile to check if the Platform would suit your way of working and to avoid any disappointment if you don't meet the criteria.
The type of therapists we accept to work with are:
Caring. Therapists aligned to us are respectful, polite and compassionate towards their clients and to our team.
Reliable. Therapists keep their diary up to date at all times and honour new bookings. Therapists who reject bookings unavoidably and repeatedly, will usually result in an automatic account pause due to the negative effect to clients embarking on therapy.
Consistent. Therapists communicate clearly with their clients with regards to how they work, what to expect, upcoming breaks etc and work within this defined therapeutic frame.
Work in-depth. Therapists form meaningful ongoing therapeutic relationships. Clients that contact us will be expecting the opportunity to forge a therapeutic connection, often over a long period of time. The Platform therefore is not suited to one-off consultations or short term work. Therapists’ profiles may not be actively marketed where client return rate and average sessions are short.
Self-sufficient. As independent practitioners, therapists will manage their own diaries including rescheduling, refunds and correspondence in between sessions.
Tech-savvy. To use our practice management system, therapists are adept with IT and make use of our automated bot to help with most questions.
To join the Harley Therapy Platform, you will need to have :
insurance to practice privately
a clean, quiet and professional room you practice from (including for online sessions)
access to a high-quality internet connection to allow effective online sessions.
an accreditation or registration (depending on the registration body and level of membership) with :
AC : Association for Coaching
ACAT : Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy
ACC : Association of Christian Counsellors (Accredited Counsellor members only)
ACP : Association of Child Psychotherapists
ADMP : Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK
APCP : Irish Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists
APECS : Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (Accredited members only)
AP : Addiction Professionals (previously SMMGP/FDAP : Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners)
BAAT : British Association of Art Therapists
BABCP : British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (Accredited members only)
BACP : British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered or Accredited members only)
BADTH : British Association of Dramatherapists
BAMT : British Association of Music Therapy
BAPT : British Association of Play Therapists
BICA : British Infertility Counseling Association
BPC : British Psychoanalytic Council
BPS : British Psychological Society (Chartered Psychologists only)
COSCA : Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
COSRT : College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
EMDR UK : EMDR Association UK
FTAI : Family Therapy Association of Ireland
GMC : General Medical Council
HCPC : Health and Care Professions Council
IACP : Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
IAHIP : Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy
ICF : International Coach Federation
ISST : International Society of Schema Therapy
NCAC : National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate
NCPS : National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (previously NCS/National Counselling Society)
NMC : Nursing and Midwifery Council
PSI : Psychological Society of Ireland
PTUK : Play and Creative Arts Therapists
RC PSYCH : Royal College of Psychiatrists
UKAHPP : UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
UKATA : UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKCP : UK Council for Psychotherapy
Please note that we cannot work with therapists who are under investigation or facing disciplinary action.
We are not currently accepting new applications from hypnotherapists, practitioners who only work online or by phone, or any practitioners who only hold a professional registration with one of the professional bodies listed below (list is not exhaustive) :
AFSFH : Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
ANLP : Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming
APHP : Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
BATHH : British Association of Therapeutic Hypnotists & NLP Practitioners
BSCH : British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
CNHC : Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council
EFT INTERNATIONAL : Emotional Freedom Techniques
FHT : Federation of Holistic Therapists
GHR : General Hypnotherapy Register
HA : Hypnotherapy Association
HS : The National Hypnotherapy Society
HGI : The Human Givens Institute
ICP : International Council of Psychotherapists
NACHP : National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists
NCH : National Council for Hypnotherapy
NCIP : National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists
NLPTCA : Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association
NRAH : British National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists
NRHP : National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists
You are welcome to continue to apply to the Platform, but please be aware that you will be added to a waitlist if you do not meet the current requirements in place.