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 Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority’s demanding standards. General Medical Council (GMC) guidance confirms that doctors are able to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers.


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. To find out more about the CNHC download their leaflet "CNHC Registration - what's in it for you?", or contact them by email, call 020 3668 0406, or visit 


CNHC Registration

CNHC has agreed that Complementary Health Professionals (CHP) may verify applications for CNHC registration for massage, sports massage, aromatherapy, reflexology  and reiki, and we encourage members to register in order to gain the CNHC quality mark. If you have any queries please contact Complementary Health Professionals by email at: or by telephone on 0333 577 3340.


Once we’ve received your Request to Register form we will consider the information you have provided.  We will then contact you to let you know what administration fee you need to pay. Please EMAIL the completed form as we are an online company.

CHP members get automatic access to the CNHC Register without charge. This is because all CHP members are qualified to the agreed national standards.


The administration fee for non member applications is set at £20.00 for a straightforward application. The fee for a more complex application is £60.00, such as an older qualification or an international qualification. We will usually be able to tell you which fee applies but occasionally what appears to be simple turns out to be more complex and in this case we will inform you that an additional fee of £40.00 is required.


Administration fees are non-refundable but we will not commence verification unless there is a reasonable expectation that your application will be successful.

We will not commence the verification until the required fee has been paid.

Please use the payment form to pay your administration fee.



£20 fee

£60 fee

CHP Members wishing to register

should click below: 

Non members wishing to register with the CNHC should click below and pay by Paypal using the link below: 

See aside for charges for non-members