FAQs

Almost anyone can learn to do hypnotherapy, no matter your background, culture, sex, age, religion, education…none of these things matter here. What matters is your desire to be a hypnotherapist, your desire to work for yourself, and your desire to help others. Now, wanting to help others is a great quality for a potential hypnotherapist to have, but it’s not the be-all and end-all (though we believe it usually helps). For some hypnotherapists the “helping” comes a close second but the “money” part comes first. Everyone is different, so it’s a good idea to figure out what it is that you want…

Are you here because hypnotherapy just feels like the right fit for you? Perhaps you’re reading this because you can already see yourself as a hypnotherapist, helping all kinds of people? Maybe you’re here because you can almost hear the “cha-ching” of money hitting your bank account, whilst doing a job that you actually enjoy?

No matter what your reason might be, as long as your motivation is congruent with what you truly want to achieve for yourself, then you are in the right place.

You have the potential to earn a huge amount of money as a certified hypnotherapist. You will be your own boss, so you’re free to work whenever you like, and charge whatever you believe your services are worth. Some hypnotherapists charge as little as £20 per hour/session. As a general rule, most of our qualified hypnotherapists are comfortable charging between £65-250 per session.

So what does that mean in real terms? Well, as a rough example; imagine that you see 2 clients per day, 5 days a week and you charge the minimum amount mentioned above (£65). If this were the case, you would be earning £2,600 per month! That’s £31,200 per year! Not a bad wage for someone working just 10 hours per week (which is less than standard part-time hours).

Want more? How about if you get 4 clients per day, 6 days a week at £95 per session? Get to this level and you’ll be earning a wallet-busting £9,120 per month (or £109,000 per year).

That’s just 2 examples, use this Hypnotherapy Earnings Calculator to check for yourself, and see just how much you could earn when you set your own fees and choose how many clients YOU want to see:

So as you can see, there is the potential for you to earn a huge income as a hypnotherapist, not to mention the amount of free-time you are able to choose to enjoy. All of this combined makes hypnotherapy a highly desirable career choice.

There is an age restriction on our NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course; you must be 18 years old. You will also need to be sufficiently emotionally mature, to be able to work with clients and listen to a broad range of topics (including sexual problems, trauma, phobias, stress, chronic conditions and perhaps even terminal illness).

However, if you are under 18, there is nothing to stop you from learning hypnotherapy in other ways. It’s definitely worth taking a look at our Reading List. Check out our recommendations, because these stimulating and insightful books will support you on your own personal journey to becoming a great hypnotherapist.

For the older ones among us, just know that you are never too old to learn a new skill, you are never too old to help others (even if it’s just as a “hobby”), and always remember that you are never too old to help yourself.

Age is not a barrier, it’s a self-imposed limitation – free yourself from limitations.

You do not need to know anything about hypnosis, and you don’t even have to have any previous experience with therapy to join our NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course. We have trained people from many different professions, Lorry Drivers, Fitness Instructors, Cleaners, Barmaids, Shop Assistants, Managers, Artists, Uniformed Services… If all of these people from various industries/backgrounds can learn to use these skills, then you can too.

You will need a good understanding of written and spoken English and you must be medically fit to attend the course and as such, will be asked to sign a “fitness-to-practice declaration”. You must be of good character, also be aware that you may be asked to apply for a DBS/CRB check (Disclosure and Barring Service/Criminal Records Bureau), particularly if you intend to work with children or vulnerable adults.

There are many different techniques and concepts within hypnotherapy that you will learn, but for now here is a really quick run-down of the “basics” – the things that you are going to learn with us, that are need-to-know for hypnotherapists:

• How to hypnotise and deepen the state of hypnosis
• How to awaken a hypnotised subject
• How to assess the needs of a client
• How to identify and resolve problems using hypnotherapy techniques
• How to conduct a hypnotherapy session
• How to run your hypnotherapy business
• How to advertise/market your services

Obviously each of these bullet points can be broken down into sections and sub-sections with many different parts, this is just a “rough guide”. For more information on exactly what you are going to learn when you sign up for our NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course, take a look at the course syllabus on the NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course page.

To qualify as a hypnotherapist can take varying amounts of time. Some courses are very long, spread over 12-24 months, others can be very short (“intensive”) and finished in under 7 days. Our NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course is 9 weekends spread across a period of between 8-9 months. Our aim is to ensure that you are given the best possible learning experience, so that you can actually complete our course and go out into the world, knowing that you are a confident, competent hypnotherapist.

An “intensive” type course will mean you are trying to cram in masses of information over a short period of time, the likelihood is you will only remember a tiny percentage of that information. This is not the ideal mode of training for something as comprehensive as hypnotherapy. The other option is the opposite, and just takes too long. You want to be a hypnotherapist this year, not next year or in two years! Our NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course is designed with you in mind; long enough to ensure that you will know what you’re doing once you’re qualified, but not so long that you wonder why the heck you signed up in the first place.

We can give you the skills to be a really good hypnotherapist, and we’re confident that you’ll complete our course knowing that you can do it, and you can do it well. You will be qualified, but you won’t yet be an “expert”. To become an expert hypnotherapist will take time (years), and experience (thousands of hours), and further study (the more, the better), but just like any other skill, the more time you invest in gaining experience, the better you will undoubtedly become. Our NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course is one of the best places for you to begin your journey to becoming an expert hypnotherapist.

In the UK, you do not legally need any qualifications to set up your own hypnotherapy practice, but it is highly recommended that you should complete a hypnotherapy training course before going out and setting up as a hypnotherapist. Our NGH Hypnotherapy Certification course is certified and regulated by the National Guild of Hypnotists, and we have built upon the standard NGH course framework to provide a course that meets and exceeds UK training requirements. We train to the highest possible standards, ensuring that upon completion, your practical knowledge of hypnotherapy will be exceptional.

This certificate course will fully prepare you to set up your own hypnotherapy practice.

Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to choose from one of the following titles:

• Certified Hypnotist
• Certified Hypnotherapist
• Certified Consulting Hypnotist

You will also be entitled to use the letters C.H. after your name.

In the UK, it is not a legal requirement to become a member of any organisation or regulatory body. The fact is, however, if you are a member of an organisation that ensures its hypnotherapists are trained to high standards, this will be a big “selling point” to a lot of your prospective clients. Clients will often choose to work with you instead of the hypnotherapist down the road, just because you’re a member of a hypnotherapy organisation. Being a member of an organisation such as this immediately shows your clients that you know what you’re doing, and that you are a recognised professional in your field.

Upon successful completion of our NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course, you will be provided with your first years’ international National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) membership (at no extra cost). You will also be eligible to join a range of UK professional bodies and associations, such as the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).

Membership with appropriate organisations (such as the GHR), will entitle you to apply for registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK’s voluntary regulator for hypnotherapy practitioners (supported by the government). Hypnotherapists accepted by the CNHC are eligible to accept referrals from GPs and other NHS practitioners.

The NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course is your best option and it is suitable for everyone, from beginners to more advanced students. This course will take you from the absolute basics, through everything you need to know to become a competent, confident hypnotherapist.

We understand that signing up to a full certificate course can be quite a commitment, and not only financially, because you also have to commit your time to the course. As such, we run frequent Introduction to Hypnotherapy Courses, so that you are able to get to know our trainers and figure out if our training-style is right for you, before you actually sign up to the full NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course.

There are a range of theory assignments, assessed throughout the duration of the course. There is also ongoing assessment and feedback of your practical skill development. On the last day of the course, you will take your “final exam”. The final exam consists of 3 sections; a written question paper, a case history paper, and a practical skills demonstration. You will be given your exam results at the end of the final day of the course, prior to the awarding of certificates.

Currently, the NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course is £2495 – this is 100% all inclusive, there are no extra hidden fees and all tuition, course materials and examinations are included in the price.

That’s not surprising, because a lot of “hypnotherapy trainers” are out to make a quick profit and do not care about the quality of training provided. As with most things, you get what you pay for. If you just want a bit of paper that says “hypnotherapist” on it, or if your main focus is saving some money, by all means go and sign up to an “intensive course”…

The important thing to remember here is that sometimes it’s a great idea to save money and pinch the pennies, but when you’re training for a career in the health industry, you should want to be trained to the best possible standard, which means you must strive to work with the best possible trainers available. You wouldn’t want to find yourself on an operating table, at the mercy of a “doctor” who skipped medical school and instead did a £500 “intensive doctor-training weekend” would you? Do you then recognise how your potential clients might feel the same way about your hypnotherapy training?

So, if you are looking for one of the top hypnotherapy training courses available in the UK, an internationally recognised and respected qualification, and continued professional support from prominent members of the hypnotherapy industry, you’re definitely in the right place.

Yes, you are able to pay for the NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course in installments. All other featured courses must be paid in full upon booking.

Yes, all students are asked to obtain student insurance before the start of weekend two. Existing therapists may be able to add hypnotherapy to their existing policy. Details of insurance companies are available upon request.

You are able to begin seeing clients immediately upon qualification, some students even choose to begin working with the public before the completion of the course. We suggest waiting until you are fully qualified, so you are ready and prepared to confidently handle any situation to the best of your abilities.

All present and past students are able to access telephone and email support. Additionally, all newly qualified practitioners are encouraged to engage in clinical supervision, this service is highly beneficial and very few hypnotherapy training organisations provide this option. Clinical Supervision is available in London or by telephone.

Yes, it’s definitely a great idea to begin reading some of the books featured on our reading list page. These books are not mandatory reading, but there are plenty of books on hypnotherapy that may help you progress faster and with a deeper understanding of hypnotherapy, so if you like to read, this is a great place to start.

Practitioners who are registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) are eligible to receive referrals from the NHS. Our course (in conjunction with membership with a handful of UK organisations) qualifies you to become a member of the CNHC. Assuming you fulfil these requirements, then yes, you are able to take referrals from the NHS and your local GPs.

Yes, we offer a great variety of additional courses alongside our NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate Course. We cover advanced techniques, specialist/niche training, rapid induction training, NLP for hypnotherapists… Our courses and dates are always changing, so if you’re looking for something a little different, it might be a good idea to sign up for course updates on our mailing list

Before applying for a place on this course, please make contact with us if you have experienced or currently experience any psychological, psychiatric, medical, physical or neurological disorder, including:

1. Psychosis
2. Depression
3. Panic attacks
4. Bi-polar disorder
5. Epilepsy
6. If you are fitted with a pacemaker
7. Severe visual/auditory impairment
8. If you are currently experiencing undiagnosed pain
9. Significant past physical/emotional trauma
10. If you are using medication which may impair your concentration

We support learners with learning differences such as dyslexia. The NGH course materials are supplied in ring-bound folders with black ink on white paper in a sans-serif font. DVD’s and CD’s are also supplied in the course material. Supplementary material can be printed on pastel paper to suit the learners’ preferred learning approach.

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