Stage 4, Your Gateway to UKCP Registration and Accreditation

Stage 4 - Pathway to UKCP Hypno-Psychotherapist The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy


Stage 4 concludes with the Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy, the post-nominals ADHP(NC) and includes all required elements for registration with UKCP.

Stage 4 is available to students who have completed Stage 3 or applicants with a UKCP recognised Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy who have not completed their UKCP registration.

On Stage 4, you will be working with clients in a close relationship with your clinical supervisor, for every six hours of therapy you carry out, you will have one hour of supervision.

You will study five compulsory online modules and attend further training hours which you can choose yourself. There is also a requirement for self-development activity to be logged which includes some personal therapy with a UKCP registered therapist (or equivalent).

Total Training Period

If you have undertaken Stage 1 to Stage 3 continuously, it will have taken you a minimum of seventeen months. Therefore, Stage 4 is the phase between the end of Stage 3 and the four year point from the start of training (or longer if the other requirements are not complete).

For example:

  • Start Stage 1 in October 2020, complete in January 2021
  • Start Stage 2 in February 2021, complete in September 2021
  • Start Stage 3 in October 2021 and complete in February 2022
  • Stage 4 would then be the period from March 2022 until September 2024 or until all requirements are complete, whichever is the later.

This four year period is compulsory although you are able to be in practice from the end of Stage 2 (so from the end of September 2021 above). Normally, it would be expected that UKCP registration would be completed in a maximum of seven years.

Additional Hours

UKCP accreditation requires you to attend a minimum of 100 hours additional live classroom training during stage four. These can be chosen from our CPD offerings and can also include attendance at the NSTT annual conference.

There are also five compulsory additional study modules which are offered in online classrooms (no live attendance is required).

Stage 4 at a Glance:

Key Points:

  • Clinical hours with clients
  • Clinical supervision
  • Five online modules
  • Additional classroom hours
  • Self-development (including personal therapy)


  • Four years from start of training

Mode of Study:

  • Time with supervisor
  • Classroom hours
  • Online classrooms
  • Self-directed


  • Written assignments
  • Fitness to practice log
  • Portfolio of total hours
  • Supervisor’s report
  • Viva voce to assess psychological maturity

What Next?

  • Your future. . .

Total UKCP Hours Broken Down

Training ElementClassroom HoursSelf-Directed Learning HoursCost
Stage 17044£1250
Stage 2132213£2000
Stage 37060£1250
Human Development and Sexuality Module 80 (online)20£205
Psychopathology Module30 (online)10£115
Research Methods Module20 (online)10£115
Equalities and Diversity Module20 (online)10£100
Safeguarding Module05£30
Other Classroom Training Hours10020variable
Client Hours450100income generating
Supervision Hours7525variable
Self-Development Hours2020variable
Personal Therapy Hours480variable

The UKCP registration requirements appear in full in the policies section of The Oracle.