Setting Quality Standards for Courses Worldwide

The ICCHP has a comprehensive portfolio of hypnotherapy course accreditations and affiliations that we believe reflects the high standards we provide to our students. Our accredited hypnotherapy courses are taught, supervised and validated by highly professional hypnotherapy training teachers, professors and practitioners with many years of collective experience. Our classroom based hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses are assessed and validated by the International Certification Council (ICC), the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCP/ICP) and accredited by the UK General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), enabling graduates to join the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) in Great Britain.

In addition, the ICCHP programme has met the requirements set by the International Certification Council (ICC) and is accredited by the International Hypnotherapy Register  (IHR), which is an internationally recognised hypnotherapy standards body awarding an international qualification for both our classroom and distance learning courses. Without doubt, we are proud to have such reputable hypnotherapy course accreditations and affiliations in our portfolio - Keeping our quality standards well above and beyond the average. Just take a look at our hypnotherapy student graduate testimonial reviews!


ICCHP Hypnotherapy Course Accreditations and Affiliations

Psyche RGB Approved 2019

The ICCHP classroom based PCHyp and PDHyp practitioner courses, along with our online CHyp and DHyp courses have been approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS), having met their 5 Standards of Accreditation for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This means that members of the BPS will be able to apply ICCHP practitioner training to meet their CPD training requirements. It is also a representation of the high quality of professional training offered by the ICCHP.

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UK NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS (NOS) The ICCHP training courses meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for hypnotherapy, which are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding. An established standard covers the provision of hypnotherapy for individuals. It includes supporting the client throughout the intervention and evaluating the effectiveness of hypnotherapy with the client. Users of this standard need to ensure that practice reflects up to date information and policies. This standard was developed by Skills for Health. This standard links with the following dimension within the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (October 2004): HWB7 Interventions and treatments. It also includes standards associated with Principles of Good Practice (CNH1), which explore and establish the client’s needs for complementary and natural healthcare; and, (CNH2), which develop and agree plans for complementary and natural healthcare with clients.


NATIONAL/ COUNCIL OF INTEGRATIVE PSYCHTHERAPISTS The ICCHP are proud to have our practitioner courses accredited by the National/International  Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCIP) at Diploma level. Diplomas are accredited individually as practitioner training and the NCIP’s aim is to maintain and develop professional standards. Diploma training accreditation is offered at two levels for members. Entry level diploma accreditation is that a training course needs to be the equivalent of an Ofqual eq. Level 5 (DipHD/HND)) with a minimum of 370 Guided Learning Hours (GLH). Also, diploma accreditation for courses rated at Level 6 (BSc Honours)) or Level 7 (Masters) with a minimum of 370 Guided Learning Hours (GLH). The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

The ICCHP's Practitioner Certificate in Evidence-based Integrative Clinical Hypnosis (PCHyp) is accredited at Level 5 and the ICCHP's Practitioner Diploma in Evidence-based Integrative Clinical Hypnosis (PDHyp) is accredited at Level 6.

ICCHP Hypnotherapy Course Accreditations

The UK General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) - The Practitioner Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy offered by the International College of Clinical Hypnosis Practitioners has been Assessed and Validated at Foundation Level by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Successful graduates are eligible for registration with The General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSCs' Registering Agency) at Affiliate Status. The Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy offered by the International College of Clinical Hypnosis Practitioners has been Assessed and Validated at Practitioner Level by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Graduates from this course are eligible for professional registration with The General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSCs' Registering Agency) at full Practitioner status, together with the acquisition of the industry-based award - the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP).


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) - The GHR offers free Student Registration to all students on GHSC validated courses throughout the duration of their training. ICCHP Practitioner Diploma graduates are advised and encouraged to join the GHR as a full member. Membership allows the display of the GQHP initials after your name and also qualifies you for practice indemnity insurance at preferential rates

The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council

The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) - The CNHC is the holder of an Accredited Register and is also the UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapies that was set up with Department of Health support. As such CNHC registration has been a requirement for complementary therapists in many NHS and other supportive and palliative care services. Examples include Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, St George’s University NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and many more. ICCHP practitioner diploma graduates meet the high quality professional training standards set by the UK National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Skills for Health and are eligible to become registered members of the CNHC. The ICCHP course content meets and exceeds the requirements of the CNHC, therefore ICCHP graduates will have covered everything CNHC require and more. Full details of the CNHC required curriculum can be found here: https://www.cnhc.org.uk/uploads/asset/file/92/Hypnotherapy-core-curriculum.pdf


ICCHP training courses meet the Skills for Health standards developed for the National Occupational Standards for hypnotherapy. Skills for Health, is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable healthcare workforce across the UK. Established in 2002 as the Sector Skills Council for Health for the UK health sector, Skills for Health helps to inform policy and standards focusing on health, education and improving the wider wellbeing of public health. Skills for Health are the employers’ trusted provider of workforce and organisational development, designed to increase quality of healthcare, patient safety and productivity.

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The International Association of Counselors and Therapists is a premier association for holistic practitioners that provides a forum where members may exchange ideas, information, techniques and methodologies.

Establishing itself apart from the rest as a multidisciplined association, which specializes in holistic techniques. IACT's membership includes medical practitioners, psychologists, clinical social workers, coaches, stress consultants, NLP practitioners, clergy, licensed massage therapists, hypnotists, hypnotherapists, biofeedback specialists, nutritionists, educators, mental health therapists, substance abuse counselors and others in the helping, healing arts.

International Hypnosis Association

The International Hypnosis Association (IHA) has approved the ICCHP's PDHyp course, as meeting their standards and qualifies as an IHA Approved Course. Graduates of our PDHyp course are eligible for the following IHA certifications: Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Hypnotist, Certified Practitioner of NLP, Certified Master Practitioner of NLP.

IHR - ICCHP Hypnotherapy Course Accreditations

The International Hypnotherapy Register (IHR) - The ICCHP programme has met the requirements set by the International Certification Council (ICC) and is accredited by the both the European Hypnotherapy Register and the International Hypnotherapy Register (IHR), which is an internationally recognised hypnotherapy standards body awarding an international qualification. In addition, the ICCHP is a council member of the ICC, working to ensure the highest quality of training standards in hypnotherapy. The IHR is the only independent international qualification established for hypnotherapists. The IHR Register as part of Global Network Group (GNG) and is ISO 9001: 2008 certified by Lloyds Register Netherlands. The ISO 9001: 2008 certification is registered with CRKBO and United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS).

ICCHP Hypnotherapy Course Affiliation

The International Certification Council (ICC) - The ICC was established as a result of the ISO 17024 criteria held by the Global Network Group (GNG), which holds an independent quality standards committee of experts established as the International Certification Council (ICC). The ICC is a separate UK registered legal entity, tasked to maintain and to create registration and certification criteria, and to integrate these criteria into the GNG certification scheme and to control compliance & enforcement. The ICCHP programme fulfills the ICC standards requirements and is a council member working to ensure the highest quality hypnotherapy training. 

UKAS - ICCHP Hynotherapy Course Affiliation

It is the intention and the goal of the ICCHP to explore and develop a number of important accreditation and affiliations which represent the highest quality standards for hypnotherapy training and professional membership for our graduate practitioners. These will be either to provide to our students the assurance in the quality standards of the ICCHP programme, or to provide to our students beneficial relationships with other organisations, that lead to furthering the available professional options and reputation for our students - please take a moment to review our student testimonials. These relationships may be with other educational establishments, standards agencies and independent professional bodies.

CRKBO - ICCHP Hypnotherapy Course Accreditations

Prospective students should be aware that there are many promoted professional hypnotherapy bodies offering accreditation to courses, however most of these are not independent bodies and are usually set up and managed by the training providers themselves. Other non independent bodies will offer training providers course accreditation for a fee paid to the body by the training provider. Students should check closely, so called accreditation claims of any course provider/professional bodies. If they are not independent, attached to a specific training provider or charge providers for course accreditation then they are not independent.

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The ICCHP only seeks accreditation and validation from true independent bodies recognised to represent its students and graduate practitioners, this ensures no conflict of interest, benefits our students and promotes a more joined up profession. The ICCHP only recognises the following organisations as offering pure independent accreditation, validation and affiliation. 

If you would like more information on the ICCHP's hypnotherapy course accreditations and affiliations please contact us

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