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

If you have undertaken Stage 3, it will have taken you six months, Stage 4 is the phase between the end of that six months 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 50 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 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
  • Online modules
  • Additional classroom hours
  • Personal therapy


  • Three 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 37020£1250
Human Development and Sexuality Module 80 (online)7£205
Psychopathology Module30 (online)5£115
Research Methods Module8 (online)2£75
Equalities and Diversity Module20 (online)3£100
Safeguarding Module05£30
Other Classroom Training Hours505variable
Client Hours450100income-generating
Supervision Hours7525variable
Personal Therapy Hours1050variable

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