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Stage 3 (PC) - Pathway to UKCP for existing Hypnotherapists The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy


This is the third stage of our training which introduces your pathway if you are a hypnotherapist wishing to be registered and accredited with UKCP

On this pathway, you will begin to gain the knowledge and practical skills that will allow you to work with your clients effectively using hypno-psychotherapeutic counselling. Our Stage 3 content will encourage not only competence but also the confidence to be able to explore depth psychology and therefore address more complex issues in the clinical setting.

Stage 3 is the diploma stage, at the completion of which you will receive the award of the Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling, with the designating letters DHPC(NC).

The syllabus for this stage requires you to attend two pre-weekends of preparation (covering person-centred skills and ethics) and then five more weekends at monthly intervals, whilst undertaking a programme of home study. You will then complete a blended learning research methods module. On this stage you will be required to complete 100 client-contact hours supervised at a ratio of 6:1.

What You’ll Learn

This stage covers the thinking and models that have shaped modern psychotherapy including Freud, Jung, Adler and the major psychodynamic theorists. You will also study Gestalt methods, behavioural theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis, as always there is an element of practical assessment throughout the stage, you will also complete a blended learning research methods module.

Your Seven Modules on Stage 3:

Pre-Weekend Modules Person-Centred and Ethical Practice

  • Carl Rogers
  • Person-centred theory
  • Person-centred practice
  • Ethics in hypno-psychotherapeutic counselling

Module 14 - Psychodynamics (Freudian and Jungian Approaches)

  • Freudian Approaches
  • Jungian Approaches

Module 16 - Psychodynamics (Neo-Freudian Approaches)

  • Sullivan
  • Bandura
  • Kelly
  • Bowlby
  • Fromm
  • Horney

Module 17 - Transactional Analysis

  • Transactional Analysis
  • Open frame

Module 18 - Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches

  • Watson
  • Skinner
  • Ellis
  • Beck
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Stage 3 at a Glance:

Hours of Attendance:

  • 139 over 7 weekends and a blended learning research methods module

Mode of Study:

  • Face to face tuition
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Group practical exercises
  • Comprehensive home study with a wide range of resources
  • 100 client-contact hours supervised at a ratio of 6:1


  • 1 x 3500 word essay
  • 2 x triad assessments
  • Ethics paper
  • Case study
  • Keystone assessments for research methods
  • Continuous assessment by tutor

What Next?

  • Upon successful completion students will be awarded the Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling DHPC(NC)
  • Progression onto your chosen Stage 4