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Train and Register as a Hypno-Psychotherapist with the UKCP

Pathway to UKCP Hypno-Psychotherapist The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy


The hypno-psychotherapist pathway is the highest level of qualification we offer and provides what you need to qualify and register as a hypno-psychotherapist with The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, and set up your practice.

Our study pathways are broken up into what we call stages, the stages you study depend on the pathway that you choose. On this pathway you will need to complete Stage 1 (five months), Stage 2 (eight months), Stage 3 (variable length of time) and Stage 4 (variable length of time), the whole pathway can not be less than four years.

We provide course materials to you in electronic format and those will be supplemented by your own wider reading and study.

You can be in business and seeing clients in no more than thirteen months from starting your pathway which is when you receive the award of CHP(NC) and can apply for registration with CNHC as a hypnotherapist, any hours with clients from that point count towards the clinical hours you will need for UKCP accreditation.

How You Will Benefit

We support you on your pathway and once you qualify as a hypnotherapist (after stage 2, 13 months) and receive your certificate, you will join the CNHC register.

You will then be able to have a listing on commercial national search databases and accredited registers for people looking for a hypnotherapist, as well as advertising yourself using the CNHC Quality Mark.

This pathway continues through Stage 3 and Stage 4 to registration and accreditation with UKCP as a hypno-psychotherapist at which point you have access to a much wider range of professional databases and registers searchable by the public.

UKCP also opens up to you the panels of major health insurers such as BUPA, AXA and AVIVA and allows registration with Counselling Directory, Psychology Today and many other major providers of referrals.

Further Opportunity

Graduates of the hypno-psychotherapy pathway who gain UKCP registration are eligible to take the Certificate of Proficiency from The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) to gain membership and the letters MBACP.

You are then eligible to join their professional register which along with the UKCP register, are widely searched by people looking for a therapist.

The pathway to becoming a hypno-psychotherapist is interesting and personally rewarding, at NCHP we look forward to welcoming you into our trusted training programme with a long heritage.

Our motivational teaching methods enable you to become a part of our professional family that serves a real purpose in the wider community and embark on a fulfilling and satisfying career where demand for our services is ever increasing.

The Hypno-Psychotherapist Pathway at a Glance:

Stages You Study:

  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2
  • Stage 3
  • Stage 4

Mode of Study:

  • Face to face tuition
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Group practical exercises
  • Self-study
  • Research

How am I Assessed?

  • Continuous assessment by tutor
  • Self-reflective journal
  • Essays
  • Professional development log
  • Practical triad work
  • Treatment planning and case conceptualisations
  • Ethics paper
  • Case studies
  • Group work and presentations
  • Dissertation

Total Length of Study:

  • 4 years (part-time)

What’s My Award?

  • CHP(NC)
  • DHP(NC)
  • ADHP(NC)

What Can I Do with My Awards?

  • Set up in practice as a hypno-psychotherapist
  • Apply to register with the CNHC
  • Join the NSTT
  • Be registered and accredited by the UKCP