The community for people working with children, young people and families across the UK and Ireland.

The Sunflower Directory welcomes professionals and organisations from all therapeutic modalities, skillsets and professions – what connects us is the children and young people we care for, work with and support. Join our supportive and inspiring network from across the field of child mental health and wellbeing from as little as £10 a month for individual membership.

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We are a fully inclusive network for a wide range of professionals and teams specialising in supporting children, young people and families.

All individual practitioners are fully checked and verified to ensure they are appropriately qualified and experienced for their scope of practice.

All individual practitioners come with a professional recommendation and are fully up to date in all areas of best practice including safeguarding and supervision.

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Individual Monthly


Spreads the cost out over the year. Requires an initial commitment of 12 months after which you can choose to cancel.

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Individual Annual


Our best value option with the best benefits including a 25% discount on Sunflower CPD & training events.

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Create and list your organisation profile in the Sunflower Directory

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What's Included?

Your profile in the Directory

Your own profile page in The Sunflower Directory to promote your services and help potential clients and fellow professionals connect with you.


A dedicated members area to connect and communicate with peers and fellow professionals. A private, safe and secure space for sharing, networking and support.

Profile Stats

Understand how your profile is performing, what potential clients are looking for and how you’re getting connected.

Sharing Knowledge

Contribute to and have access to our community articles and blogs on a wide range of topics and subjects of interest in the field. Learn from your peers as well as sharing your own expertise.

Events & CPD

Individual Annual Memberships include a 25% discount to all Sunflower CPD events per year (excluding Soirées & Private Practice trainings).

Common Questions

Am I eligible to join?

We accept applications from practitioners and professionals based in the UK and Ireland, who are either specially trained to work with children, young people and families, or can demonstrate that they meet the core competencies for working with children and young people as set out by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines or equivalent for other professions.

What information do I need to provide?

Applicants are asked to provide evidence of the following; qualification(s), registration / accreditation / membership of a PSA recognised professional body, post qualification experience, a professional reference, supervisors reference, ongoing CPD, child protection and safeguarding training, up-to-date DBS, and a current professional indemnity insurance certificate.

Can I join as part of an organisation?

Organisations are very welcome to join. They are required to identify a lead contact who will take responsibility for the organisations application and listing on the Directory. They will be responsible for ensuring the services offered by the organisation meet required standards of their relevant professional associations. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

How do you ensure safeguarding?

All applicants are rigorously checked and verified before becoming members. This includes checking and verifying all qualifications, professional body registration / accreditation / membership, ongoing CPD including safeguarding and child protection training, DBS, regular supervision and current professional insurance indemnity.

How do you treat private information?

Please see our privacy notice at the bottom of the page.