Birmingham Hypnotherapy Training


Clinical Hypnotherapy accreditation

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Become a Fully Accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner

Our fully accredited Clinical Hypnotherapy Training Program meets all the requirements for Full Practitioner validation.


This course will enable you to be registered as a fully qualified practitioner of Clinical Hypnotherapy with the GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council), GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) and CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council). The CNHC is the body set up by the Department of Health and is the regulatory body for complementary medicines in the UK


How is the course structured?

The course will run over a series of modules, at a pace that suits you. Our accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course meets and even exceeds the requirements of the Hypnotherapy NOS (National Occupational Standards). These training standards can be found via the links below.


Modules (compulsory)

Modules (optional)

Course Dates

Modules run throughout the year, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0121 251 6172 for latest dates


On successful completion of the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course you will be entitled to register at practitioner level with GHR and CNHC. You will also receive the industry-based award - the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP). In order to be eligible for accreditation to Hypnosis Practitioner Status within the UK framework of hypnotherapy qualifications, it is essential that you undertake a course of study that provides no less than 120 hours (16 days) of classroom-based training with a requirement of 450 hours in total. Our program meets these requirements as outlined below:

Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner course

We train to a full 120+ hours (16 days) classroom training so that you obtain the skills and experience necessary to become a confident clinical practitioner. This is built up over 4 modules.

The remaining 330+ training hours are made up of individual research, book reviews, reviews of key clinical papers, case studies, supervision and maintaining a personal reflection diary.


Revision & Research (100 hrs)

Students are expected to continue their development with research into the field, areas of application, crossover from other fields including the study of the placebo effect. Students will be expected to submit records, plus opportunities to discuss this work will be part of the supervision time.


Professional Practice (90 hrs)

Evidence of the application of the core curriculum and learning outcomes set out in the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Hypnotherapy must be demonstrated here. Application and understanding of the code of ethics, understanding of the guidelines for dealing with vulnerable adults and children (if applicable), mental capacity act, domestic violence awareness etc.


Case Studies (100 hrs)

8 to 10 case studies are to be submitted covering key areas of smoking cessation, anxiety management, allied anxiety conditions e.g. Phobias and IBS and motivation/confidence. Case studies can also be submitted in a chosen specialist area e.g. pain management, addictions etc.

Case studies need to show use of the different approach to hypnosis as covering in the course


Hypnosis development (40 hrs)

During this section of work, students are expected to develop treatment programs and scripts for a number of client scenarios. This could be considered as an open-book exam some of which will be discussed with fellow students on a peer supervision day.

How do I start?

You can start with just the Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma and you will be eligible to register with GHR as a member. You will be able to increase your level of membership from fellow to full practitioner on successful completion of the additional units. Please note there is currently no extra charge by GHR, to increase your membership level, as you continue your training in Hypnotherapy.


What does it Cost?

You can spread the cost of the modules over your period of attendance. If you book all three units at the same time you will receive all the materials pre-loaded on an iPad that is yours to keep. The costs are:

For more details and to book on our training program, please call 0121 251 6172 or email us.

SPREAD THE COST - We can help you spread the costs interest-FREE if that is of interest to you


BONUS: If you would like an additional accredited qualification in NLP (SNLP), you have the option to pay £100 certification fee on successful completion of modules 2 & 3.


What if I have already completed an NLP Practitioner course?

If you have already successfully completed your NLP Practitioner course you may be eligible for credit for prior learning (APL) if your NLP Practitioner and/or NLP Master-Practitioner course is accredited by SNLP, NLP Academy, NLPU (NLP University), ABNLP or INLPTA. Please contact us to check.


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Training Standards

In 2011, ALL national hypnotherapy organisations came to an agreement and finally put in place national standards for the training of hypnotherapists. Whilst flexibility in theoretical underpinning and approach has been retained, a core curriculum and learning outcomes has been mapped to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Hypnotherapy. This must now be incorporated within any course of training that wishes to ensure its graduates will meet the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (the profession’s regulator) criteria for individual practitioner registration beyond 1st September 2012.

All relevant documents relating to these requirements may be viewed from the below links: