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 international certification. On this page, you will find information about all of the organisations who’ve accredited our courses, as well as our international certifying body.
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
The British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) are the go-to professional body for hypnotherapists who also specialise in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and are committed to ensuring that the standards of their members and accredited training providers reflect the best of what the UK has to offer.
For more information about the BIH, visit their website: www.britishinstituteofhypnotherapy-nlp.com
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
*Certification with the NGH is an optional extra and incurs an additional certification fee
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