UK PROFESSIONAL CUDDLERS
All the Cuddle Professionals in our Member Directory have completed our
certified diploma course and observe CPI's Ethical Touch ProtocolsTM
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NEIL CHRISTEY |Neil Christey Hypnotherapy, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Neil's journey of healing and transformation is truly inspiring. His qualifications as a clinical hypnotherapist, sound healer and Angelic Reiki practitioner suggest that he has a diverse skill set to help individuals in their healing journeys. These additional modalities can complement his touch therapy sessions and provide a holistic approach to healing and self-discovery.
It's also reassuring to know that Neil values ethical touch practices and understands the potential barriers that people may have when it comes to giving and receiving touch. Creating a nurturing and safe space for touch therapy is essential for helping clients feel comfortable and supported throughout their healing process. Neil's story and qualifications suggest that he is well-equipped to guide others on their own journeys toward healing, self-acceptance, and empowerment.
ELIZABETH | Your Cuddle Therapy, Enfield, London
Hello, my name is Elizabeth and in addition to being a professional Cuddle Therapist I am also an experienced Complementary Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. Ever since I was a young girl, all I wanted to do was to help others. This led me on my own personal journey of spirituality, consciousness, and self-expansion, where I discovered complementary therapy and witnessed first-hand the many benefits that the correct intention, combined with a loving, heart led and compassionate touch could offer, not only to myself, but to others also. Our modern society can be touch deprived and this combined with the pressures of balancing work and family commitments mean that being able to find that sense of inner peace and acceptance is now more important than ever before. Your session with me will always be in a safe and non-judgemental space, working within mutual boundaries and consent where you can just be who you want to be with no agenda or expectations. The sessions are at a pace that feels right for you, whether that is simply having a chat with no contact, holding hands whilst doing something you enjoy, having a foot rub or having a cuddle that is your personal choice. Every session is tailor made for your individual needs, to enable you rediscover and reconnect with yourself once again. I look forward to meeting you very soon. Elizabeth x
MARIANNA HOLLOSI London
Hi there. I am Marianna, here to support you, help you connect back to yourself and to another human being, and to build trust and confidence in you. I’ll help you regulate your nervous system in order to feel safe within yourself when in an uncomfortable situation, and perform better at work. You’ll relax and de-stress on such a level that might not be possible all by yourself. In my safe environment there’s no judgment or criticism so you can just be you without having to do or even say anything and still feel seen, heard and accepted. Cuddle therapy is so much more than just a cuddle. It is a co-creation between two people, and it can be a deep connection between the masculine and the feminine resulting in healing old emotional wounds. We practice boundaries and consent, plus communication is important, helping me to tailor every session individually for you. Physical touch is crucial for our well-being, and together we activate our bodies’ natural healing properties. Not to mention that it is one of the five languages, the one without which life cannot be enjoyed. Come and have a cuddle with me and feel loved the way you have never felt before. Check out my website if you’d like to know more about me and my approach to cuddle therapy. I have different types of services depending on your needs. If you already like what you see, get in touch
ROSA TOMASSI-BELLA|Touch Therapy, Rhyl, North Wales
My name is Rosa Tomassi-Bella, I live in Rhyl, North Wales, just a mooch away from beautiful beaches, and scenic walks. I moved here three years ago from Southeast London, looking for the peace that comes from being so close with nature. My therapy room is in my home, specifically designed to offer a warm, safe, welcoming environment you’ll want to melt into. With a log burner, a selection of comforters, and of course lots of hugs.
I have a background in person centred counselling, psychology with neuropsychology, meditation and mindfulness, gym instruction and personal training. I am passionate about people, helping others to improve their self-worth, self-love, self-care, quality of life and to increase their empowerment and self-acceptance, all of which led me to Cuddle Professionals International diploma course.
As a professional touch therapist, (cuddliest), I offer an empathic listening ear even when words are unspoken. I offer a calm, safe, platonic space to hold hands or snuggle, going at your pace. I encourage you to bring your own boundaries and guide you with how to improve these if needed. I offer unconditional positive regard; You will leave feeling fully accepted without conditions. This is a non-judgemental environment and client led, there will never be any pressure to be anything other than your authentic self. If touch is too much, we can simply sit with a hot beverage and be in the moment, in the warmth of the environment, snuggled in a fluffy blanket if you wish. I offer 60-minute and 90-minute sessions that could be either short or long term, you are completely in choice. I also offer home visits under special circumstances; This is to ensure touch therapy is available to everyone.
Touch therapy is holistic in nature, taking into consideration the whole person, physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. The science behind touch therapy has shown many benefits, including but not limited to, anxiety, stress, depression, physical and emotional pain, immunity, hyperactivity, inattention and many more. We are living in a time where social isolation is at its highest, depression, anxiety, loneliness is on the rise. I offer a free, 30-minute, face to face consultation where you can come check out the environment, discuss how we will work together, and have any of your questions answered with a hot cuppa and a hug.
MEL|Your Embrace Space, Hampshire
Hello, I’m Mel. Due to my affectionate, maternal nature and my interest in mental health, the healing power of touch and platonic intimacy, I decided to become a Cuddle Therapy professional. I have completed courses in mental health and counselling skills and I have a positive outlook on life with a love of meeting new people. Touch is a basic human need and unfortunately some of us, for whatever reason, just don’t get enough of it. We all want to feel like we belong but we don’t want to diminish authentic selves in order to “fit in”. I can offer you platonic touch sessions in a safe space, no matter your gender, race, shape, size, sexual orientation or mobility issues. I want to provide an empathetic ear for you to share your worries without judgement, whilst receiving 100% of my attention, affection, compassion and reassuring physical contact. All while practicing consent and respecting personal boundaries. Everyone deserves to be held, nurtured and appreciated for who they truly are. The mental and physical health benefits of which are innumerable. If you’re interested or have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
TREASURE | Embrace Connections, Bristol
I am strong, and gentle; passionate but calm; caring and accommodating. I am intuitive and communicative. I will strive to understand your needs, so I can give you the support you want, in the way you want it. I hold a calm, empathetic and warm space. I will work with you to create the perfect environment for you.
CATERINA | Hampshire Cuddle Therapy, Hampshire
Hi, I’m Caterina and I’m based near Eastleigh, on the beautiful south coast of Hampshire. I’m a certified and fully insured Cuddle Therapist, providing consensual touch within professional boundaries. Whether you have anxiety, feeling stressed, bereaved, overwhelmed, lacking confidence issues or wish to explore the wonderful benefits of cuddles have on your health and well being, I can offer you hourly sessions of professional Cuddle Therapy, in a non-judgemental and relaxed environment. I have completed a basic counselling course and have extensive Mental Health and Wellbeing background. I am down to earth, empathetic and a caring person, who has a positive outlook on life. I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things. My interests are socialising, training in gutter fighting (hand to hand combat) and visiting my holiday home in Cornwall when I can, to escape the rat race of busy life, whilst taking in the stunning Cornish beaches and fresh air. If you would like to find out more information about Cuddle Therapy, or feel that I would be a suitable Cuddle Therapist for you, I welcome you to contact me.
PETRA | Harmony Cuddles, London
Originally from the Czech Republic, I am trained and certified member of Cuddle Professionals International. I’ve always been a “hugger” and all my life I’ve been working with people, in community or in hospital. I am trained as a general nurse and have NVQ2 in health and social care in the UK. I am a positive and kind person who loves meeting new people. I am a great listener and I can offer you support, understanding, a shoulder to cry if needed or we can laugh and joke or just enjoy each other’s company. My goal is for you to leave the session with a smile on your face, feeling relaxed, loved and connected. My mission is to make this world a better place by sharing my unconditional love via loving, nurturing touch.
MATT GOLDSMITH | Hug Life UK, Frome, Somerset
I started Hug Life after seeking out cuddle therapy whilst struggling with my own health issues. Naturally empathetic and non-judgemental, I have a lot of experience with both mental and physical health issues; this inspired me to help others in similar situations through touch therapy. You are not alone and you should never feel you are. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you to give you the assistance you need going forward.
ANI | Healing Cuddle, Manchester & Wilmslow, Cheshire
Hello, I am Ani, a certified and fully insured professional Cuddle Therapist. I am a very compassionate, caring, understanding and positive person. I became a professional cuddler because I saw the need so many people have for close human contact, someone to listen to them without judgment, and make them realize that they matter. Everyone deserves affection, touch and acceptance, and for me there are no exceptions for that. I offer a safe space for you to be you, in your most authentic and comfortable way. Join me and dive into an experience, which will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and more at peace than you’ve ever been
KRISCUDDLES | Touchunwind, London Islington & Tooting
Kristiina is a Baltic cuddler from Estonia, and a Touch and Holistic Health advocate. Her first love-language is touch, and she has been working with people as a Professional Cuddle Therapist since 2018. Kristiina knows at first-hand the quiet power of gentle touch, and the feelings of deep acceptance it can elicit.
"Our strength becomes a powerful healing force when given through physical contact."
KELLY SHIVANI ROSE | The Awakening Heart, Somerset
Hey, I am Kelly Shivani Rose; a healer, soul guide and cuddle professional. I am devoted to the practice of unconditional love, and I am truly in awe of the healing, the release and the transformation this practice has bought myself and others. One of the ways in which I practice unconditional love is by offering conscious, attentive touch to my clients. During the cuddle sessions I will support you to bring your focus into your body, to listen deeply to your body’s needs and boundaries, and then to gain confidence with expressing them. I hold a loving, safe space for my clients to relax and receive. The sessions are led by your comfort levels and the touch can be anything from a hand massage, to sitting shoulder to shoulder, to a full body cuddle. Whatever level of touch you require, I will hold you with a warm, loving embrace, exactly as you are and as you need to be. I have been devoted to my own personal growth for many years now, and I have deeply explored the inner and outer realms from a place of open-heartedness and non-judgement. And it’s for this reason I feel I am very relatable and have insights into the many challenges that people can face. It means I can create and hold a safe space where all parts of you are welcome. Many people, for various reasons, are considered to be touch-deprived so I am honoured to offer this practice. Attentive touch has been shown to greatly improve physical, mental and emotional well-being, so if you would like to experience it’s benefit then please get in touch. I am based in Frome, Somerset but I can travel to Bristol or Bath if costs are covered.
NATASHA | Mind Matters, Coventry
Hi I'm Natasha, and I have been a practicing Cuddle Therapist since 2015. I am qualified and experienced in Counselling, Couples Therapy, EMDR, CBT, Touch Therapy and LGBTQ+ support. I am also a qualified Life Coach and Mental Health For Sports and Physical Activity Host. I was drawn to become a Cuddle Therapist after finding myself in so many situations where someone genuinely just needed a great, big, hug! I instinctively want to make people feel better, whether that be through listening, advice, touch, acceptance or just generally being kind. Based in Coventry, with great transport links for both drivers and non-drivers alike. For further, no obligation, information, check out my website.
SARAH ELIZABETH | Ethical Cuddles, Dorset
I’m Sarah. I practice ethical touch and cuddle therapy in accordance with the Cuddle Professionals International Diploma. I am a warm, open person who believes in the therapeutic power of touch, as has become especially evident in our recent COVID times.
If you are anxious, lonely, sad, bereaved, ill, depressed or just a little low; the hormones released during therapeutic touch can help you to better cope with life, and thrive. I provide a safe space to listen to how you are or what is going on in your life in a friendly way. We agree which form of touch suits you best, it might just be a resting of arms, rather than proper bear hug. You need to feel comfortable. Each session is bespoke to your needs. Please feel free to contact me for further information.
NANCY | This Moment Matters, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester
Compassionate, platonic touch has always been an important part of my life, though there have been periods where that has seriously been lacking. I have also experienced the profound effect that a sincere and nurturing hug can have on a person - it can be truly transformational. As well as being a Cuddle Therapist I'm also a Meditation and Laughter Yoga Teacher, and an End of Life Doula. I have a background in hospice work which highlighted the immense need of the physical intimacy of a hand-hold and a hug. It's a wonderful way of showing someone that they are not alone - that they matter. Both compassionate, platonic touch and laughter bring a deep sense of healing and connection. Whether you prefer platonic touch or a cuddle with chatter or in quiet contemplation is purely a personal choice. Each and every session is tailored to your specific needs.
LINDSAY MEADOWS | Brighton Cuddle Therapy, Brighton
I have a Foundation in Science Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and a diploma in cuddle therapy. I grew up in the US and am now settled in the UK. I'm warm, gentle, empathic, and direct. I adapt my sessions to each individual client.