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Stage 4, Your Gateway to UKCP Registration and Accreditation

Stage 4 (PC) - Pathway to UKCP for existing Hypnotherapists The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy


Stage 4 brings you the Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling, the post-nominals ADHPC(NC) and includes all the elements required for registration with UKCP as a hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor.

Stage 4 is available to you once you have completed the Stage 3 weekends.

On Stage 4 you will be working with clients and 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 some further classroom hours which you can choose yourself.

There is a requirement for personal therapy with a UKCP registered therapist (or equivalent).

Total Training Period

Stage 4 is the phase between the end of Stage 3 and the three year point from the start of training (or longer if the other requirements are not complete).

Additional Hours

UKCP accreditation requires you to attend a minimum of 14 hours additional live training during stage four. These can be chosen from our CPD offerings and can also include attendance at the annual NSTT conference.

There are also three compulsory blended learning modules and a self-study safeguarding module to complete.

Stage 4 at a Glance:

Key Points:

  • Clinical hours with clients
  • Clinical supervision
  • Blended learning modules
  • Additional classroom hours
  • Personal therapy


  • Three years from start of training

Mode of Study:

  • Time with supervisor
  • Classroom hours
  • Group work
  • Discussion forums
  • Evening tutorials
  • Self-directed


  • Written assignments
  • Group presentations
  • 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 HoursTotal Training HoursCost
Stage 17050120£1375
Stage 2127225352£2200
Stage 311180191£2000
Stage 4 14760219£1500
Client Hours450-450income-generating
Supervision Hours75-75variable
Fitness to Practice Log-4848
Personal Therapy Hours105-105variable
Total Hours10854631548

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