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The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy. Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to our code of conduct. You can choose a therapist with confidence.

From this web site you can search for a hypnotherapist in your area, learn about the code of conduct expected from members of this society and learn more about hypnotherapy itself.

A hypnotic state occurs normally in everyone when certain physiological and psychological conditions are met and with the assistance of a skilled hypnotherapist it's possible to use this state to make deep and lasting changes to thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Our promise is to ensure you receive the best possible treatment from therapists armed with the latest techniques in modern hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a valuable therapy with which to release past trauma and decondition established habits. Even though our personal unconscious only ever seeks to promote our well being it can often be the seat of faulty learning from our childhood, leading to low self esteem, under achievement and sometimes worse. Often it attempts to protect us by raising our fears and anxieties to phobic levels to keep us from a particular activity or stimulus it sees as dangerous. Utilising hypnosis in therapy often facilitates an unconscious relearning process.

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Click here to search our databaseTo find a registered hypnotherapist in a particular area of the country you can search our online database. This search can be by town, county, postcode (first 2 letters), country or last name. There are many hundreds of practitioners to choose from. Alternatively a few of our members have web pages on this server and these can be viewed here.

The society is beginning to develop a truly international flavour as higher standards of training become available in other parts of the world. We are currently welcoming a new chapter of the society based in Malaysia & serving Asia.
For hypnosis / hypnotherapy information in Asia tel: 03 2092 3950

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The London College of Clinical Hypnosis

The LCCH's partnership with University of West London (UWL) is an historic development within the hypnotherapeutic profession that can lead to a full Masters of Science degree (MSc). As a higher education (HE) training programme, it offers distinctive recognition and a prestigious market position to a new generation of hypnotherapy practitioners. Underpinned by the weight of research-based evidence, it will raise awareness, credibility and quality assurance to the established medical professions, the general public, and for any possible (future) government legislation relating to the practise of Hypnotherapy. For more information:

University of West London (UWL) draws on a heritage of over 140 years in teaching and professional education. The University has extensive experience in delivering technical and vocational education.


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority’s demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark.
CNHC has agreed that the BSCH may verify applications for CNHC registration. Members wishing to register should complete the CNHC application form and forward it to the secretary.
To find out more about the CNHC email, call 020 7653 1971, or visit 

Any queries about the BSCH may be addressed directly to the secretary at Or Tel: 01262 403103Facebook