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The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialisms – from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic beauty treatments – the FHT is the association of choice for professional therapists.

Who we are and what we do

At the FHT, our members’ interests are at the heart of every decision we make and every service we provide. As a not for profit organisation – run by therapists, for therapists – members can be sure that every penny of their fees is spent wisely, to support, advance and protect their interests and career progression as professional therapists.

The FHT is governed by an elected Council of members who oversee a permanent team of FHT staff, many of who are also qualified therapists. The Council positions are voluntary and unpaid, and attract senior practitioners and educators from across the therapy industry.

It is thanks to the calibre of our Council, and 50 years experience as a therapy association, that the FHT is considered the leading authority in its field and is frequently called upon for expert guidance and opinion. On behalf of our members, we work closely with government-backed authorities in the fields of education, regulation, and business skills and enterprise, to help shape and improve the industry.

We are also proud to say that a vast number of our members join us in promoting the efficacy and benefits of the therapies they practise, not just to the general public and national and local media, but also to the medical profession, NHS, and other government and official bodies.

A part of the FHT mission has always been to maintain and promote the highest standards in practice and professionalism, which is why we actively support and encourage our members to develop their skills and knowledge. This not only helps the therapist member to reach their full potential, it also greatly benefits their clients, employers and the reputation of our industry as a whole.

Whether you are a student or qualified practitioner, work part time or full time, why not join the FHT today, and immediately enjoy the great support and many benefits that only the largest professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland can offer.