Choosing a Therapist

Choosing a Therapist

Qualifications can vary significantly amongst natural therapy practitioners. Care must be taken to ensure the practitioner is accredited with a bona fide register.

Things to consider when choosing a Natural Therapy or Complementary Practitioner

The majority of natural therapists are governed by a register or an association (i.e. ANRANT). A natural therapy practitioner may or may not have membership with a register or association and may have membership with more than one association. The quality, membership criteria and qualification requirements of registers and associations does vary and care should be taken to ensure the natural therapy practitioner is a member of, and accredited with, a bona fide register or association (i.e. ANRANT). Membership of a quality bona fide register or association is a good indicator of the quality of the therapy/treatment you are likely to receive.

Check the natural therapy practitioner is a member of a bona fide register or association that has published and made available to the public the following:

  • Strict membership criteria
  • Strict qualifications criteria
  • A code of Professional Ethics members are required to abide by
  • A List of Recognised Courses for education/training
  • A formal complaints handling process
  • A policy on Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and TCM practitioners must be registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)

All Natural Therapy practitioners listed on the practitioner register on the ANRANT website are registered with ANRANT.

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