Training as a hypnotherapist is a substantial investment of time and money and you should choose carefully. There are many different courses which can make the choice a confusing one. In general, a course should include a balance of theoretical study and skills training and should encourage personal as well as professional development. It should, preferably, be recognised by a professional body like HS and agree to abide by that body’s Code of Ethics.
In this section you can find details of the different Training Providers whose courses are either quality checked or accredited by the National Hypnotherapy Society.
An Accredited Course has been fully assessed and inspected and has fully demonstrated to the Society that they contain all elements necessary for professional practice. This means they demonstrate:
- Compliance with the National Occupational Standards (NOS) Learning Outcomes.
- High standards of course content and delivery.
- Development of students who are safe, competent and ethical to practice.
- A commitment to the HS Code of Ethics.
Graduates from Accredited Courses have fulfilled the training requirements for our Accredited Register of Hypnotherapists.
A Quality Checked course is a shorter or more specialised one which does not in itself provide a route to our Register but which offers valuable experience and may in some cases be used for Continuing Professional Development.
There are a variety of different training providers and courses on offer that have been assessed by us. Accreditation or quality checked status means that in the opinion of the Society the training offered is safe, ethical and delivered in a competent fashion.
You can use our Find a Course tool to find your nearest training provider from our list. We have added the courses that the HS has accredited or quality checked in the information for each training school. It is important to be aware that we accredit or quality-check each course on its own merits. This may mean that not all the courses offered by a particular provider have been assessed by us.
We advise potential students to take as much care in choosing their course as they would in choosing an individual therapist. Ensure the ethos and philosophy of the training provider is right for you; don’t be afraid to ask questions and certainly look at as many courses as possible before making a choice.
The contact details and website links are provided and so you should take time to read through all the information about both the training provider and the courses you are interested in.
Practical issues that you may want to consider are:
- What is the time commitment?
- Do you want to study full time or part time?
- Your budget - and payment options available
- What qualification will you get at the end of the course?
- Is this qualification recognised by a professional body like HS or a government body like Ofqual?
Please be aware that the Society cannot recommend one course over another.