Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Training Since 1977

The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy has been offering respected, evidenced based and independently accredited Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training and Psychotherapy Training since 1977. This makes the National College one of the longest established and most respected hypnotherapy/hypno-psychotherapy training institutes in the world.   The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy provides Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training, and Psychotherapy Training at venues in:

Meaningful Professional Accreditation

The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy has meaningful external accreditation, notably with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, European Association for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy.   Potential students should be mindful of organisations claiming to award a Psychotherapy or Hypno-Psychotherapy qualification. A legitimate psychotherapy qualification in the UK is generally accredited by UKCP (which we are), BACP, BABCP and/or BCP. The term hypno-Psychotherapy was created within UKCP to be a means of differentiating between, hypnotherapy qualifications and the 4 year Masters Degree Level qualifications awarded to psychotherapists who use hypnosis as the vehicle for psychotherapy delivery.

The Principal and Managing Director have been involved with every major initiative within the hypnotherapy profession since 1991 including the creation of the externally accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma for the National Council for Hypnotherapy. The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, is accredited with the National Council for Hypnotherapy and do offer the HPD, as free option for our students. However, our Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapy is equivalent in terms of gaining membership of the NCH and exceeds the academic credits awarded upon its completion via the Open University. The National College supports the position that all hypnotherapy qualifications should have meaningful external accreditation.

Some enquirers have asked why the National College is not affiliated with certain “Hypnotherapy Organisations”. It is our policy that we will only align ourselves with organisations which have meaningful and verifiable means of accreditation. The profession has many organisations which will give you a certificate for a fee. We, as one of the oldest schools of professional hypnosis and psychotherapy, believe that we should take a leadership position with this and not support bodies which have only been created to give out meaningless credentials and to turn a profit for its owners. Click here for further information on accreditation.

To download an enrolment form click Word HERE and an application formWord HERE

Meaningful Academic Recognition

The National College courses attract substantial Open University-specific credit rating and demonstrable access to other areas of reputable higher education. The National College has a direct arrangement with Bath Spa University. Holders of the ADHP(NC) can apply for their MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice with APL for all but the research methods module and dissertation.

The National College has been made aware of some other hypnotherapy schools being unclear about their status regarding UK Universities. Some schools rent facilities at prestigious UK universities without making it clear that the qualification that they are awarding is not from the university in question. Please be sure to ask, if you are considering another training organisation, if they actually have an academic partnership with the university where they are renting rooms, or check on the Universities own website.

Key Points to Consider

When considering training in hypnotherapy and/or psychotherapy, consider these points when making your decision, the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is:

  • Recognised for Open University Credit Transfer Since 1997
  • Founding, Training and Accrediting Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
  • Full/Inspected Member of the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy
  • European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institute (European Association for Psychotherapy)
  • The National College is a sponsor of The National Colleges’ Initiative
  • Graduates of the certificate course will be eligible to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) through membership of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy & Mindfulness . For more information see www.cnhc.org.uk

Latest News from National College:

Click here for the latest news from National College: UPDATE National College is re-accredited by the European Association for Psychotherapy for an additional 7 years.

Contact Information

Telephone: 0845 2578735 / 0207 831 8801   Postal address PO Box 5779, Loughborough, LE12 5ZF   Email General Information: enquiries@nchp.org.uk  

We also maintain offices and clinics in:

  • Central London
  • Greater Manchester

22 Reasons to Train with Us

We have been training professionals for 38 consecutive years, many of the top therapists and trainers in the UK began their career at the National College.

Some of our graduates have gone on to create their own training institutes.

Our courses have been granted generous credit rating from the Open University, since 1997 We are the first school of our kind to achieve this.

We are 100% committed to the highest standards of training so that you are fully prepared for the challenges of professional practice

The National College is the only UK training organisation which is authorised the offer the European Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis through the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy.

All National College tutors are professional practitioners who have not given up practice to teach. Therefore their input is always current and relevant to your training.

Your tutor will demonstrate all techniques for you, and you will have lots of opportunity to practice. Therefore when you qualify you will also be confident!

The National College course leads to registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy; it is essential that important that your career is protected by being registered with a leading professional association like the UKCP (Additional post Diploma training is needed for Registration and laid out here

We believe in creating a friendly learning environment in which students feel safe to express themselves and learn while building supportive peer relationships with fellow students.

All our tutors are experienced teachers, as well as being, themselves, National College trained and experienced practitioners.

Support from a long established well-staffed organisation throughout not only your training but also your whole career!

We actively enforce all our policies: they are not just there for show, they are integral to the College and our philosophy of ethical practice.

We encourage students to ask questions or make comments about the training at any stage and will do our best to meet your needs.

Ethical practice is crucial and we teach it so comprehensively that you will be certain of how to act when you set up in practice.

The National College embraces modern technology; we provide our materials on a Kindle so that you have all that you need at your finger tips. Additionally, we are one of the first institutes in our field to use "online directed learning" as part of our advanced training.

We know that you want to know exactly what you will be learning, so we publish all the details of the structure of our courses. We want you to be sure your have made the right choice!

We train small groups of students, which we believe is important so that you get individual attention. Some schools have as many as 50 students in a class! We are also not limited to training in one location. We currently run courses in London, Manchester, Oxford and East Midlands (Leicester) in the UK and the Gold Coast (Australia) and Phoenix Arizona (USA)

Past students are welcome to re-attend any stage of their training FREE OF CHARGE (subject to available space) in the ten years following their primary training. This is just one of the ways we support our students. We believe that we are the only school of our type to offer this opportunity free of charge.

National College Hypnosis Training and Hypnotherapy Training courses adhere to the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy (the Principal and Managing Director were members of the working group who wrote these), and incorporate and Profesional Occupational Standards produced by UKCP.

Therapy is an "individual" process: we will encourage you to find your own way to be the best therapist you can be.

Our Principal and MD have over 49 years clinical experience and our Principal has over 22 years experience in Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training and Psychotherapy Training, we have the experience to help guide you successfully in your new career.

Our complete Diploma Course is a genuine, validated post graduate programme (45 Pg Credits awarded by Open University after completion of Stages-1-3). We have enjoyed this level of recognition since 1997.