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Finding a Good Hypnotherapist

Regrettably there is almost no legislation for in the UK designed to regulate the training and qualification of hypnotherapy practitioners. The increase in acceptance by the public and the NHS of some complementary therapies and hypnotherapy in particular has led to a huge increase in the number of people offering to provide training. Unfortunately the quality of this training varies enormously. 

When you are looking for a hypnotherapist to help you with a particular problem there are a number of things to look out for:

  • Where was their training?
  • Did they pass an independent examination?
  • Is their training accredited by the UK university system?
  • Was their training accredited?
  • Is there a system of on-going training?
  • Is there a system of supervision?
  • Do they have professional indemnity insurance?
  • Do they abide by a written code of ethics?
  • Are they subject to a formal complaints procedure?
  • Are they members of a nationally recognised professional body?
  • Can you call that body with a query or complaint?

All members of the BSCH have good quality training.  We set a high standard for hypnotherapy practitioners in the UK.

You will find various types of membership within the online database as outlined below - all are qualified to at least diploma level:

  • Associate Member - qualified Hypnotherapist, with a pass at Diploma level from a recognised training institute.
  • Full Member - qualified Hypnotherapist, with a pass at at least Diploma level from a recognised training institution and additional accredited specialist training (such as a pass at Practitioner or Cognitive Behavioural level).
  • Diplomate - as Full member but with an accepted paper on a relevant clinical topic.
  • Fellow - Full or Diplomate member upgraded from within the society for special service or achievement.

If you have any concerns about your treatment or the ethical practice of our members please contact the secretary of the society: Tel: 01262 403103 or email: 

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