Welcome to the ‘Find a hypnotherapist’ area of our website.
If you are a potential client looking for a hypnotherapist, you may search our registrants by location and name and you can also check whether someone is on the accredited register.
A member of the Society may be a Registrant or a non-registrant member.
A Society Registrant is listed publically on our website and is recorded as a Registrant in our Accredited Register. The Society allows Registrants to progress through different levels of membership depending upon qualifications and experience, but all Registrants have met the Society’s standards for practice
The different kind of Registrants are:
- Registrant Member (MHS) A practitioner who has met the standards for registration.
- Accredited Registrant (MHS Accred) A practitioner who has met the standards for Registrant membership, and has further qualifications and/or experience
- Fellow Registrant (FHS) A practitioner who has met the standards for Accredited membership and has significant further experience and qualifications.
Please note that non registrants of the Society are not listed here. The Society does not consider our non-registrants as qualified hypnotherapists, although they may be on the way to being qualified, e.g. student members.
Full details of membership criteria can be found by clicking here.
How to choose?
It is best to have an initial session and to focus on how comfortable you feel with a potential therapist before making up your mind. There are certain very important guidelines:
- Ensure that the therapist is on an Accredited Register. This means that their training has met recognised standards and there is a proper complaints procedure available should things go wrong.
- Ask about the Code of Ethics or ethical framework they have agreed to observe
- Make sure you understand how many sessions are available, how often and at what times they will be and how it will be decided when it is time to end.
- Make sure arrangements for payment and cancellations are made clear from the start
- Bear in mind that your therapist cannot ‘cure’ you and should not claim that they can.
- Remember that you do not have to stay with a therapist to whom you cannot relate or feel safe, or whom you cannot trust. If at all possible, though, try to talk to your therapist first about anything you are uncomfortable with. This can often be very helpful.
The most important thing for you is that you are sure that the hypnotherapist you choose is qualified and safe to practice. If you want to find out more information, contact us.