Accredited Register

Welcome to the Accredited Register area of The National Hypnotherapy Society website.

In this section you will find information on the benefits of belonging to The National Hypnotherapy Society’s Accredited Register.

Our Regulated Status

The National Hypnotherapy Society’s register was the first hypnotherapy register to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

An Accredited Register is the result of a programme set up by the Department of Health, and administered by the Professional Standards Authority who are an independent body, accountable to Parliament. The Authority oversees statutory registers such as the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Harry Cayton, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority said:

“We are very pleased to accredit The National Hypnotherapy Society’s register of Hypnotherapists. Bringing Hypnotherapy Professionals into a broad framework of assurance is good for patients, service users and the public and is the best way to promote quality. The programme offers enhanced consumer protection to anyone looking for hypnotherapy services, and gives hypnotherapists the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment.”

The programme was set up to provide assurance on the standards of registers, and is the best way to promote quality within the field of Hypnotherapy.

Being accredited by the Professional Standards Authority offers enhanced protection to anyone looking for Hypnotherapy services which includes:

  • Members of the public seeking a Qualified Therapist on an Accredited Register
  • Qualified Hypnotherapist’s seeking Accreditation

Hypnotherapists on our register, also known as registrants, (i.e. our Professional Members, Accredited Members and Fellows) will be able to display the accreditation mark, as a sign that they belong to a register which meets the Authority's rigorous standards. Clients of Hypnotherapists will, from now on, be encouraged to choose a practitioner who belongs to a register which has been vetted and approved by the authority.

The Authority is an independent body, which is accountable to Parliament and is responsible for overseeing the UK's nine health and social care regulatory bodies. The programme was set up by the Department of Health to ensure that the public are able to choose safe, ethical and competent professionals for their health and social care needs.