As well as meeting (and exceeding) the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy and also the UK Core Curriculum for Hypnotherapy, the HypnoTC hypnotherapy diploma course has been externally accredited by a number of UK professional bodies, and also offers graduates the option of two additional certifications. On this page, you will find information about all of the organisations who’ve accredited our courses, as well as our external certifying bodies.
Formed in 1973, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom.
The NCH have worked steadily over the years to raise the standards of Hypnotherapy in the UK in every possible way, and encourage high training standards and a move towards nationally recognised qualifications in Hypnotherapy.
For more information about the NCH, visit their website: https://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/
Upon successful completion of the HypnoTC Diploma Course and the HPD requirements, graduates will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The HPD (NCH) has been accredited by NCFE as having measurable learning outcomes that have been benchmarked at Level 4.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
For more information about the NCFE, visit their website: https://www.ncfe.org.uk/
The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a highly respected UK-based professional association whose aim is to promote high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.
They only accredit courses which will provide graduates with good quality training and ethical practice.
For more information about the BSCH, visit their website: bsch.org.uk
The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) are a branch of the General Hypnotherapy Register, one of the largest and most well-recognised hypnotherapy professional bodies in the UK. The GHSC played a role in the formation of Voluntary Self-regulation (VSR), and their aim is to bring higher standards to hypnotherapists and hypnotherapy training schools throughout the UK.
The GHSC maintains robust assessment and validation criteria for both training schools and practitioners, together with a comprehensive Code of Ethics and accessible Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure, essential components of the constant drive for public safety assurance and accountability.
For more information about the GHSC/GHR, visit their website: www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com
The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the UK’s largest professional association for complementary therapists, and oversees a variety of different therapy modalities (including hypnotherapy). Formed in 1962, the FHT’s key aim is to ensure high standards in therapy education and practice. The FHT has thousands of members throughout the UK and is the association of choice for professional hypnotherapists who also specialise in additional complementary therapies.
Governed by an elected council of members who oversee a permanent team of FHT staff, many of whom are also qualified therapists – the FHT is run by therapists, for therapists.
For more information about the FHT, visit their website: www.fht.org.uk
Initially founded in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1950s, the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) are one of the oldest and largest hypnotherapy (and certifying) bodies in the world, with over 18,000 members across the USA, UK and in more than 89 countries. Due to their having members in most countries around the world they have extensive knowledge of hypnotherapy regulations and legislation worldwide.
NGH members benefit from one of the world’s largest libraries of hypnosis-related training resources, as well as a number of additional member-only opportunities and benefits.
For more information about the NGH, visit their website: www.ngh.net
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare council (CNHC), set up in 2008 with government funding, is the holder of an Accredited Register of complementary healthcare practitioners by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. The key purpose of the CNHC is to protect the public by ensuring complementary healthcare practitioners (including hypnotherapists) are educated to a sufficient standards. CNHC registrants work in private practice, the NHS and a wide range of other health and care settings.
To become a CNHC member, you must undertake hypnotherapy training which meets, as a minimum, the National Occupational Standards and the Core Curriculum for hypnotherapy.
For more information about the CNHC, visit their website: www.cnhc.org.uk