CNHC can be contacted by telephone Monday - Friday between 9.30am and 5.30pm.

Tel: 020 7653 1971

For all email enquires contact:


CNHC's offices are at:

Albert Buildings
49 Queen Victoria Street

The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council



In 2008, the Aromatherapy Council relinquished its regulatory role in favour of the CNHC, as this is what the Department of Health decided was needed - a voluntary self-regulator for all complementary therapies. This made sense as most aromatherapists practice more than one type of therapy.


A similar type of collaborated regulation exisit within mainstream healthcare called the HealthCare Professionas Council (HCPC), although this is a statutory body. It regulates 14 professions, including physiotherapists, OTs, paramedics etc.


CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Therapies registered: Alexander Technique teaching; Aromatherapy; Bowen Therapy; Craniosacral Therapy; Healing; Hypnotherapy; Massage Therapy; Microsystems Acupuncture; Naturopathy; Nutritional Therapy; Reflexology; Reiki; Shiatsu; Sports Therapy; Yoga Therapy.


Many NHS jobs and opportunities for working with integrated healthcare usually require CNHC registration.


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