Therapy Retreats is a venture built on David Keighley’s personal vision. The business runs exclusive country house retreats designed to help people deal with personal, psychological and spiritual life challenges. His web site elegantly embodies that vision, achieving what might otherwise be a tricky balance between functionality and sensitivity, and gently encouraging the user to explore further.
The audience for Therapy Retreats is wide and disparate. David was aware from the outset that individuals can arrive at a need for this kind of help from any number of different routes and for many different reasons. It was therefore important that the site is easy to find, positive and welcoming, and that it instils confidence, allowing the user to take the next step to make contact as and when they are ready to do so.
The Studio Republic solution:
David researched widely before choosing Studio Republic as his design agency and he hasn’t looked back.
The result is a web site that is simple, attractive and encouraging to the visitor. There is no inappropriate ‘hard sell’. Instead the site offers a range of routes through which potential clients can make further enquiries or keep in touch.
David’s clients like the web site too, saying that they find it positive and informative. The analytics show that, exactly as he hoped, visitors often spend significant time on the site reading multiple pages.
But it is not just about look and feel. The functionality and flexibility of the Therapy Retreats web site has been instrumental in helping David to shape his business as it grows. There is a payment system built in so clients can book and pay on line if they want to and because it is built on a MODX platform, it is easy for David to update it or change it at any time.