Describe the company
Find Your Therapy allows users to find mental and emotional health specialists from accredited counsellors to complementary therapists of all varieties that are local to a user’s postcode easier. Sometimes, when suffering from illnesses such as depression we can often feel our only option for healing is antidepressants and advice from our GP and although it is often the case they can help, the waiting time is often long and the treatment, not enough, due to each person’s cause for depression being different and personal to them.
Find Your Therapy is trying to change the game, we allow anyone to discover therapies (of which most are natural and drug free) to give a sense of hope and control back to those people who need it most, and to know that if one type of therapy doesn’t succeed like you hoped, there is still possibility of finding something else that is close to a user’s residence that may be more positive than their previously attempted treatments.
How are you different?
We are different in three ways.
Firstly, we are offering the directory for free to therapists to register their service to remove their element of risk. Secondly, we understand there are other therapy directories already available, but we are different because we don’t just specify one therapy type, our aim is to grow our directory with both traditional psychiatric specialists such as counsellors, psychologists, CBT specialists etc as well as complementary therapists which allows a user a lot more choice and education on what treatments are available to them, which we believe, is vital to empowering people on their healing journey.
Not only this but, our UI is simple but visual, offering a mapped results page using a Google API rather than a simple static list of therapists that most directories produce.
Why will the company / product do well?
I believe Find Your Therapy will do well because it is evident more and more people are becoming aware of their mental health and realise how important it is to maintain both good physical and mental health, so, as awareness rises, more people will begin seeking new ways of improving their lives through therapy, treatments and specialists.
It is also evident that our national media are reporting more and more people becoming depressed and anxious, particularly in younger generations, so this directory could be a key tool for the future and improving the overall wellbeing of people regardless of their background.
Where are you based?
We are based in London, UK.
When was the company launched?
We launched Find Your Therapy in February 2016 and currently have 61 registered therapists in three different continents. It is very early in terms of numbers but we hope to see the amount of listings increase as we raise more awareness of the product.
What have been your biggest wins to date?
The biggest win has been connecting with professional therapists and healers of all types around the world and the response to what I am trying to achieve has been humbling too.
What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?
I am trying to attract both therapists and psychologists to list their practices but also, those in need/ or wanting to improve their mental and/or emotional health. The key to the success of this part of the website is the numbers of therapists we can get on board so that it is a useful directory to search through.
— Seek A Therapy (@seekatherapy) June 8, 2016
Tell us about your team?
As the idea is new I am the only person in the team, a one man band with a vision, doing the marketing, web development, graphic design and contacting of therapists whilst also trying to raise awareness of mental health and ways to improve naturally.
What are you long term plans for your product / company?
My hope is to see at least 10,000 therapists listed in the directory within the next three years and subsequently see traffic increase in order to be able to help more people get the help they deserve.
Also, I am currently speaking with an App developer so we may make the directory even more accessible for more devices.
What are your favourite tech gadgets?
I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for GoPro Hero.
— Seek A Therapy (@seekatherapy) March 15, 2016
What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?
Not sure really, maybe a tool that could help with improving marketing strategies and reach.
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
If you know of a professional therapist I would be grateful if you could let them know of our website https://battleofmind.com