Affiliations and Accreditations

Accreditation & Affiliations

Accreditation has been gained from the following organisations who have assessed and validated our hypnotherapy training courses as meeting the standards required for professional qualification and/or practice.

The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council

General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, accredited trainingThe primary function of the GHSC is to oversee the criteria for ongoing registration of practitioners of all forms and methodologies of hypnotherapy in the UK. Our course has been assessed and validated at Practitioner Level by the GHSC. Graduates are therefore eligible for professional registration with the General Hypnotherapy Register (The GHSC’s registering agency), together with the acquisition of the industry-based award -the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP).

The International Hypnotherapy Association 

International Hypnotherapy Association logo

The International Hypnotherapy Association (HA) is an organisation for all forms and methodologies of hypnotherapy. It uses strict criteria to accredit certain training courses, the LCH course run by the Hypnotherapy Training College being one of the few.

Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council

CNHC Graduates of this course  will be eligible to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

The CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists.  CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy

The National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Hypnotherapy were published in 2002 (updated in 2010) by Government’s Skills for Health department. These are nationally set standards of best practice, and provide the framework around which our training is based. We use these NOS as a ‘minimum standard’ from which we progress to Curative Hypnotherapy and then LCH practices and methodology.

The UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations.

UKCHO logoUKCHO is an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom. UKCHO’s mission is to ensure that standards of conduct, ethics and practice are appropriate for public safety.

  Loans and Help With Fees 

NB: The Government closed this scheme July 2021. Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loans product. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the Loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit or contact Next Step on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is: 6827

Hypnotherapist Register – The largest register of hypnotherapy practitioners in the UK and Ireland.

Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Training. – Information about all the hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses in the UK.

Military Discount Card – discounts on tuition fees for military personnel.

NHS Smart Card Discounts – discounts on tuition fees for those working within the NHS.