Members can go via The Reiki Guild to register with a national Register – either CNHC or GRCCT.
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that 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 Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the PSA’s demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark.
CNHC has agreed that The Reiki Guild may verify applications for CNHC registration. Members wishing to register should email firstname.lastname@example.org and download The Request to Register Form. To find out more about the CNHC email email@example.com, call 020 3668 0406, or visit www.cnhc.org.uk
Regulation and registration of complementary therapists in the UK is voluntary self-regulation. This means that there are no laws in place to protect the public from unqualified or incompetent therapists. For the past ten years and in accordance with recent government recommendations, the various professional associations in each therapy have been working together to agree standards and requirements for each type of complementary therapy.
When these criteria had been set the next stage was to put in place an overarching independent regulator to establish a national register and protect the public by validating the status of all registered therapists. This is a role of the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies (GRCCT) www.grcct.org