Counselling & Complementary Therapy Websites
PHD Interactive develops counselling websites, complementary therapy websites, life coaching websites and a range of alternative medicine websites covering areas such as reflexology, hypnotherapy, homeopathy and more under the name of WebHealer.
A large number of therapists, clinics, practitioners, teachers, life coaches, counsellors and others in the health care sector host and run websites with us. Most are members of a professional association which provides guidelines or regulations for ethical practice. These include the BACP, the UKCP, the British Acupuncture Council, the General Osteopathic Council and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
An increasing number of these highly regarded professional associations have also endorsed WebHealer as their preferred supplier of websites to members. At present these include the AACP and the Association of Reflexologists, which WebHealer is proud to have had a very long-standing association with since 2004.
We achieve these using our proprietary SearchMax process and tools. SearchMax is used by all our business areas, not just WebHealer, and is fine tuned to specific sectors. The system is very comprehensive, including simple analysis tools, to help you keep your web pages Google friendly, as well as guidance and advice from our trained SearchMax consultants, on choosing and targetting search phrases which will be most beneficial. Performance varies by business area, but with WebHealer we typically find that 80%+ of our clients are on page one for key phrases that are important to their business.
Top placement on search engines reflects the underlying principle behind our business - we don't just want to run your website, we want to help you get more clients.
In fact search engine work is only part of WebHealer's many initiatives to help our clients achieve success on the web. Several directories promote WebHealer clients online, and we support charities such as Samaritans, via the WebHealer Feel Good Friday - Therapy Map.
WebHealer Websites by Therapy Area
We provide support for therapists throughout the UK, with a great many of these being in the greater London area. The listings are grouped below by area of special focus so you can look at example websites built for particular types of therapist.
At Webhealer, we create beautiful designs for our clients, but we're also passionate about providing incredible value for money. That's why we offer a unique approach to website design, that provides something for every situation and budget. Just tell us what is most important to you in a design:
A final option, for which we have a lot of demand, is where clients come to us with an existing website they love, but want to switch to WebHealer to take advantage of our success with search engines, or the ability to update the contents yourself easily. We can help with that too.
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What's New at WebHealer
August 14th, 2019
Our highly skilled design partners Griffen Mill have been working hard this summer and have just completed a brand new design format for WebHealer clients looking for a professional Gold Design. Without complicating the simplicity of the editor, this new format which we're calling Social FullWidth, includes some beautiful and very stylish layout options like multi-columns of varying widths, image layout and fade options and a new approach to the website footer. It integrates well with booking systems and newsletters so its an ideal layout for a larger therapy practice or for an individual therapist in a competitive location looking to stand out from the competition.
July 9th, 2019
We've added a very useful new feature to WebHealer which enables therapists to add downloadable PDFs to their webpages and automatically style the downloads either as eBooks or PDF documents in a way that blends in with the overall website style. This means that if you have a client information sheet or some aftercare advice which you normally provide as paper you can put a digital copy on your website to improve service to clients as well as saving a few trees. Even better we have made arrangements with a website which provides self help guides to embed the option to display these guides as downloads on WebHealer websites from within the website editor. So you can just pick guides like "Mindfulness" or "Stress Tips" straight from the a pull down list and display them like an ebook on your pages.
April 16th, 2019
This has been a top secret project for a number of months now but we're now delighted to start talking more openly about it. Silver Gallery is a new approach to design, offering very low cost individually created design for prices so low you wouldn't believe it. The trick that made it possible was to build a production line process for creating designs in advance and ruthlessly automating and streamlining everything we possibly could. Does it sound like mass production? Actually no, as every design we make is created by our top designer and every single one is unique. We have been quietly notifying a few of our clients and testing each steps carefully and we've had a fabulous response. So if you are a client and haven't heard about it yet, then you can expect to hear more soon. One WebHealer client expressed it very well
"If you need any positive feedback then please do let me know as it was so easy! I have been wanting to make my site more mobile friendly and more modern and this has been achieved in less than 24hrs at a cost of less than my hourly rate. Super impressed!"
February 14th, 2019
A few weeks ago we carried out some in depth analysis of how well WebHealer clients perform on Google compared to our competitors. We were delighted to be able to demonstrate what we already suspected which is that WebHealer clients do very well indeed. You can see the full results of the analysis on the WebHealer Blog where we have compiled a table of the top 10 providers of websites to therapists. The top 10 is based on how successful each provider is at achieving page one Google placement. In order to address any concerns of bias we collaborated with Private Practice Hub who examined our methodology and results and declared themselves satisfied by the report's validity.
September 10th, 2018
We've released a new feature called the Design Customiser and you'll find it under Site Management in the Administration Area. Its all part of a big push for 2018 to improve quality of design for our clients without the cost that goes with bespoke design. The Design Customiser lets you customise your website's feature image or embed a logo into your design easily and choose from a wider range of interesting fonts to give your website a more distinctive and professional appearance.
March 15th, 2018
Active Images is our latest feature upgrade which allows images on WebHealer websites to perform a number of useful functions such as click-to-expand, navigate to other pages or launch an external website. As ever we have spent a lot of time ensuring that these features are simple to set up without complicated configurations or coding .
January 11th, 2018
The process of upgrading clients to SSL is in full swing now, processing batches of websites daily. We needed to start cautiously as we found various complications early on, such as the situation where a client had used a non secure plugin. These need to be made secure before upgrading to SSL or the warning messages shown by the browser are far more alarming than the ones from simply not being on SSL. We now identify these situations automatically.
November 6th, 2017
Have you heard of SSL? If you haven't and you run a website then the latest article on our WebHealer Blog is worth a quick skim or you risk losing placement on Google Search as well as deterring visitors to your website from making contact. If you're a customer of WebHealer then there's no need to worry as we're currently applying our SSL solution to all client websites.
September 19th, 2017
An interesting new article on the WebHealer blog page today looking at some analysis of the before and after benefit of upgrading WebHealer client websites with a Gold Design. The bottom line financial benefit was very encouraging at over £1,800p.a. See the WebHealer Blog
June 12th, 2017
Our PHD Interactive Ltd website has been looking very dated, so it was great to get the revamp live this month with much nicer branding for the all important WebHealer pages in particular.
June 7th, 2017
The new Silver design SuperHero we launched earlier in the year is now by far the most popular in our range of Silver designs. It is not surprising with its great new look borrowing a lot of sophisticated styling techniques from our Gold designers. See our WebHealer Silver Design Tour for more.
May 11th, 2017
This year we've decided to focus on helping our clients make the most of the features that come with WebHealer websites, so we're making a series of tutorial videos to guide clients through step by step. The first one of these has been released and covers the use of submenus and ensuring the navigation menu is simple and intuitive for website visitors.
Mar 22nd, 2017
We just upgraded our PHD Forms service with some great new features to help therapists create patient enquiry forms, online questionnaires, event registrations/bookings and much more. It comes with encrypted connections for extra security of personal information and lots of extra features.
January 17th, 2017
A new Super Hero design for 2017! It's part of our new trickle down philosophy of learning from the inspiration and innovation that the gold designers at Griffen Mill are producing and then simplifying and reworking these for our Silver customers. See the new design via the WebHealer Silver Design Tour.
November 22nd, 2016
This low cost design solution is proving very popular, and we're now working on trying to develop a trickle down approach to take the innovations of our gold designers and to simplify them a little to make them usable by our Silver designers. A new SuperHero design should be the first beneficiary of this, due in the next few weeks.
September 15th, 2016
It's now very easy to use images as a click through to featured pages, such as special offers, gift vouchers or new blog entries.
July 21st, 2016
Even more reassuring is that the majority of those clients are still with WebHealer, many of them from the very early years. WebHealer celebrated with a promotion offering a chance to win a free Silver design to clients who Followed @webhealer_net on Twitter and Retweeted their 5,000 customer announcement. Raising the quality of design for WebHealer clients is a key goal for 2016 and we're working closely with our designer partners to achieve this.
March 8th, 2016
We just overhauled our email solutions to improve functionality, beat spam better and offer easier multi-device usage. Design continues to improve as ever and our new paragraph styles feature being developed by the Gold design team is producing beautiful results. The analysis boffins are also digging in the data to uncover new insights to share with clients and help them get higher search engine placement and more enquiries.
December 3rd, 2015
We've already said that the Silver service is going down well, but the designs being created by the Gold design team at the moment are just exquisite. See Gold Designs.
October 7th, 2015
Our silver design service is a new low cost offering delivered via our friends Griffen Mill Pixel Factory. Its really quite amazing how they manage to produce such beautiful and unique designs for such a low cost - usually only £25. Its only been going a few months so to notch up 100 designs already shows how much WebHealer clients like the service. See the WebHealer Silver Design Tour for more information.
Mar 11th, 2015
We've been very slow updating this what's new section. Our only excuse is that we've been so busy building new features. Our newest is the Colour Scheme Designer - great for customising the colour scheme of your website with a nice WYSIWYG editor. Its much easier than our old editor and in fact good fun to play with colours and schemes.
Jan 3rd, 2014
Happy new year everyone. Normally at this time of year we're helping Samaritans with their Feel Good Friday campaign, but in 2014 its been postponed until later in the year. Another charity we started working more closely with in 2013 was AVIF, so we're applying some of our energies now on developing that link more closely. You can read more on AVIF's WebHealer page.
Sept 17th, 2013
Mobile ColourMax launched today. There's a huge amount of innovation gone into this latest design platform. Not only is it responsive and mobile friendly, but the use of Google Fonts finally solves the issue of cross platform font differences. That last element alone required the development of a whole new Style & Design section for clients, with much better usability and functionality.
July 29th, 2013
We were very proud to issue a press release jointly with Samaritans, announcing the total raised by our support of their Feel Good Friday campaign in 2013 - almost £3,000 - which represents a significant contribution to their costs for keeping this vital service running.
April 18th, 2013
An exciting announcement about the WebHealer A La Carte service today. This is a custom design service created with partners Griffen Mill Pixel Factory in 2009. It offers WebHealer clients unique customised websites at very low cost. Todays press release confirms the launch of the 500th redesign built using this system.
April 18th, 2013
We launched our WebHealer YouTube channel today. Check out our first video upload of the WebHealer Newsletter System. Note that the email newsletter is currently in beta testing.
March 6, 2013
We contacted all our clients who participated in Feel Good Friday 2013, and asked if they would like to give us their feedback and relate any stories of how the day went for them. We were delighted by the response, and have added a few of them to our blog page webhealer.tumblr.com. Many of our clients were very generous with their honesty and good will. In fact we were so taken by a few of the messages, that we told Samaritans about the response, and they added several of the stories to their own Feel Good Friday website, feedback page.
February 22, 2013
Feel Good Friday was an unequivocal success. We had 158 therapists on the map, and we have just heared from Samaritans that over £700 has been received so far, with more to come. We anticipate that over £1,000 will be raised this year, which with our fund matching will result in substantial £2,000 raised for Samaritans. Samaritans were also very kind to offer a personalised quote on behalf of their Director of Fundraising, which our clients are able to display on their websites, which conveys a very positive message all round.
January 30, 2013
Only 2 days to go, and our WebHealer Feel Good Friday page is now ranking in position 2 - 3 on Google for searches for "feel good friday". Fantastic! We also have over 150 therapists on the map, which makes for a 50% increase in numbers from last year. Let's see what we/they raise in funds now.
Just two weeks to go until Feel Good Friday. We have 122 therapists on our interactive map now, which is about a dozen more than we had in total last year. We're planning to send out a few more tips and suggestions shortly for making the most of this event, so that should increase numbers a little.
January 2, 2013
First workday of 2013, and we're focussed on achieving a successful Feel Good Friday campaign now. We already have 21 clients on the therapy map, and we've yet to fully launch our client communications.
December 14, 2012
The Feel Good Friday Therapy Map 2013 is live, and already has a first client listed. The aim is to achieve double the uptake and fund raising in 2013 compared to 2012. See the Feel Good Friday page on WebHealer.
November 2, 2012
Congratulations to our strategic design partner Griffen Mill Pixel Factory. Their recently relaunched website www.griffenmill.com looks great.
August 20, 2012
WebHealer upgrades searchMAX in response to Google Panda and Google Penguin algorithm changes. Promoting professional therapists to top places on Google has always been core to our service, and at the heart of this is the searchMAX toolset and methodology. We are pleased to announce a major upgrade to searchMAX in response to Google's recent changes - the Google Penguin update and Google Panda update. See our full press release
August 8, 2012
1,000,000 and counting. Latest stats for July 2012 show that cumulative page views of Webhealer client sites has topped 1 million per month. June 6, 2012 Samaritans have confirmed that WebHealer clients raised £428 via our Feel Good Friday campaign. We know at least £100 was also paid direct to branches, so we beat £500. Its a start but we plan to do bigger and better next year - at least £1,000 ! See our full press release
June 6, 2012
Samaritans have confirmed that WebHealer clients raised £428 via our Feel Good Friday campaign. We know at least £100 was also paid direct to branches, so we beat £500. Its a start but we plan to do bigger and better next year - at least £1,000 ! See our full press release
March 23, 2012
We signed contracts with the AACP today, and are now proud to be the preferred supplier of websites to their members. See our full press release
July 10, 2010
The final total of our charity appeal benefitting BBC Children in Need, Merlin and Macmillan came to £7,725. See our VAT Charity Appeal page.
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