We Have Five Study Pathways for You to Choose from

The Study Pathways The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy

Introduction

Our five study pathways are structured according to your needs, we mostly have applicants who:

  • Wish to embark on a change of career and are looking for recognised training to achieve that
  • Have a qualification in psychology or a related subject and want to become a therapist
  • Are hypnotherapists and wish to gain accreditation with UKCP as a hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor or hypno-psychotherapist
  • Are psychotherapists or counsellors and wish to add hypnosis to their clinical practice
  • Are not wishing to enter practice but wish to pursue their interest in the subject within the context of recognised training

Our Pathways Offer You the Following:

  • The highest level of accreditation available
  • Thorough training in theory and practice
  • The ability to build confidence and competence in practice
  • High levels of support
  • A network of centres so that you can choose your venue and experience different tutors to gain different perspectives
  • The stability that comes with a school that has been active for over 40 years
  • Tutors who are in clinical practice as well as being teachers
  • Small classes to ensure personal attention
  • An open and friendly learning environment coming from a place of abundance and generosity
  • Recognition of you as an individual with your own style of working
  • An open and integrative approach to theory and practice
  • A route to an MA with Bath Spa University

Which Pathway Do I Choose?

That depends on whether you want to be a hypnotherapist, a hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor or a hypno-psychotherapist.

You don’t have to decide straight away and many of our students who begin on the pathway to becoming a hypnotherapist will carry on to full accreditation with UKCP.

This is why we break our pathways up into what we call stages:

The Stages

The five pathways are separate study routes and we have stages on those pathways. Each pathway will require you to study particular stages and we offer those stages in all our teaching locations starting at various times of the year to make your study flexible.

  • Stage 1 is four weekends, one each month over four months
  • Stage 2 is eight weekends, one each month over eight months
  • Stage 3 is five weekends, one each month over five months
  • Stage 4 is the variable period from the end of Stage 3 to UKCP admission

For example, the pathway to becoming a CNHC registered hypnotherapist requires you to study only Stages 1 and 2 only. So if that is your chosen pathway you study those stages where and when you like to complete the pathway and obtain your accreditation.

Or you might choose to set up in practice as a hypnotherapist at that point and carry on towards UKCP accreditation. Most students complete the stages back-to-back from beginning to end but our pathways allow you to take breaks if you want or need to, or carry on in our flexible structure.

Below is a list of the five pathways and the stages each pathway requires you to study. If you’ve decided on your pathway you can choose where and when you study the stages to complete that pathway.

If you’re unsure as to which pathway might be right for you just contact us to discuss your options, we’re always happy to help and offer you guidance.

The Five Pathways:

Pathway to CNHC Hypnotherapist

Locations:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Oxford

Stages Required:

  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2

Duration:

  • Stage 1 – 4 months
  • Stage 2 – 8 months
  • Total – 12 months

Award:

  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (CHP)

Where This Pathway Takes You:

  • CNHC registration as a hypnotherapist
  • Eligibility to begin practicing as a hypnotherapist
  • Eligibility to join The National Society of Talking Therapies

Quick Outline:

  • Comprehensive training in hypnotherapy based on person-centred, integrative, solution-focused and Ericksonian principles

Assessment by:

  • Continuous classroom assessment by tutor
  • Essays/professional development log
  • Ethics assignment
  • 7 session case study to assess practical competence

Full Pathway Details

Pathway to UKCP Hypno-Psychotherapist

Locations:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Oxford

Stages Required:

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

Duration:

  • Stage 1 – 4 months
  • Stage 2 – 8 months
  • Stage 3 – 5 months
  • Stage 4 – varies
  • Total – varies but not less than 4 years from beginning to end

Awards: 

  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (CHP) at the end of Stage 2
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapy (DHP) at the end of Stage 3
  • Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy (ADHP) at the end of Stage 4

Where This Pathway Takes You:

  • CNHC registration as a hypnotherapist after Stage 2
  • Eligibility to begin practicing as a hypnotherapist after Stage 2
  • Eligibility to join The National Society of Talking Therapies
  • UKCP registration and accreditation after Stage 4
  • Eligibility to begin practicing as a hypno-psychotherapist (or integrative psychotherapist) after Stage 4

Quick Outline:

  • Comprehensive training in hypno-psychotherapy based on humanistic, integrative and solution-focused principles incorporating psychodynamic, behavioural, person-centred and transpersonal theory

Assessment by:

  • Continuous classroom assessment by tutor
  • Essays/professional development log
  • An ethics assignment in Stage 2
  • 7 session case study to assess practical competence in Stage 2
  • Dissertation in Stage 3

Full Pathway Details

Pathway to UKCP Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Locations:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Oxford

Stages Required:

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

Duration:

  • Stage 1 – 4 months
  • Stage 2 – 8 months
  • Stage 3 – 5 months
  • Stage 4 – varies
  • Total – varies but not less than 3 years from beginning to end

Awards: 

  • Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CHPC) at the end of Stage 2
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DHPC) at the end of Stage 3
  • Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling (ADHPC) at the end of Stage 4

Where This Pathway Takes You:

  • CNHC registration as a hypnotherapist after Stage 2
  • Eligibility to begin practicing as a hypnotherapist after Stage 2
  • Eligibility to join The National Society of Talking Therapies
  • UKCP registration and accreditation as a hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor after Stage 4
  • Eligibility to begin practicing as a hypno -psychotherapeutic counsellor after Stage 4

Quick Outline:

  • Comprehensive training in hypno-psychotherapeutic counselling based on humanistic, integrative and solution-focused principles incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic, behavioural and transpersonal theory

Assessment by:

  • Continuous classroom assessment by tutor
  • Essays/professional development log
  • Ethics assignment in Stage 2
  • 7 session case study to assess practical competence in Stage 2

Full Pathway Details

Pathway to UKCP for Hypnotherapists

This Pathway Can Lead to Registration as a Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counsellor or Hypno-Psychotherapist, Dependent on Choice

Locations:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Oxford

Stages Required:

  • Stage 3 (plus one introductory module)
  • Stage 4

Duration:

  • Stage 3 – 6 months (1+5)
  • Stage 4 – varies
  • Total – varies but not less than 3 years from beginning to end (this can be reduced dependent upon previous level of qualification)

Awards for Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Candidates: 

  • Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CHPC) at the end of Stage 2
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DHPC) at the end of Stage 3
  • Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling (ADHPC) at the end of Stage 4

Awards for Hypno-Psychotherapy Candidates: 

  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (CHP) at the end of Stage 2
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapy (DHP) at the end of Stage 3
  • Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy (ADHP) at the end of Stage 4

Where This Pathway Takes You:

  • Eligibility to join The National Society of Talking Therapies
  • UKCP registration and accreditation as a hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor or hypno-psychotherapist after Stage 4
  • Eligibility to begin practicing as a hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor or hypno-psychotherapist after Stage 4

Quick Outline:

  • Comprehensive training in hypno-psychotherapeutic counselling or hypno-psychotherapy based on humanistic, integrative and solution-focused principles incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic, behavioural and transpersonal theory

Assessment by:

  • Continuous classroom assessment by tutor
  • Essays
  • Ethics assignment
  • 7 session case study to assess practical competence
  • Dissertation (for hypno-psychotherapist option only)

Full Pathway Details

Pathway to hypnotherapy for psychotherapists and counsellors

Locations:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Oxford

Stages required:

  • Stage 1

Duration:

  • Stage 1 – 4 months

Quick outline:

  • Comprehensive training in hypnotherapy and hypno-psychotherapy based on humanistic, mind-body, solution-focussed and Ericksonian principles

Assessment by:

  • Continuous classroom assessment by tutor
  • Essays/professional development log

Full Pathway Details

The Pathways at a Glance:

  • A flexible pathway from beginning to CNHC registration as a hypnotherapist
  • A flexible pathway from beginning to full UKCP accreditation and registration as a hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor
  • A flexible pathway from beginning to full UKCP accreditation and registration as a hypno-psychotherapist
  • A flexible pathway for established practitioners with HPD level qualification (or above) to full UKCP accreditation and registration as a hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor or hypno-psychotherapist
  • A flexible pathway for qualified psychotherapists or counsellors to add hypnotherapy skills to their existing practice