Hypnosis and hypnotherapy courses in the UK

ProviderEntry CriteriaCourses OfferedLengthCostLocation(s)
BSCAH Health professionals only Foundation 3 x 2 days £600 Chelmsford, London, Warrington, Stafford, Yorkshire, Ireland
Cherry Tree Training Non-selective Diploma
Online CPD
8 x 2 days
1 day
1 day
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunblane
College of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Non-selective Foundation
Advanced Diploma
Curative Hypnotherapy Training Non-selective Introduction
£84-133 per module
Hypnosis Unit UK Health professionals only Introduction
3 days
10 days
14 days
Hypnotic Solutions Training Non-selective Diploma 2 x 8 days £1995-2195 London
National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Graduate-level or equivalent Foundation
Advanced Diploma
8 days
16 days
10 days
London, Manchester, Falkirk, Leicester, Oxford
Past Life Regression Academy Non-selective Foundation Certificate
Diploma in Regression Therapy
4 days
16 days
Wiltshire, London, Glasgow
UK and Internationally
Positive Sport & Mind Cognitive Hypnotherapy College Non-selective Certificate
10 x 2 days
10 x 2 days
Birkbeck College London
Scottish School of Hypnotherapy Ltd Non-selective Introduction
Hypnoanalytical Skills
Postgraduate CPD
2.5 days
1 year
1 week
2.5 days
Argyll, Scotland

UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Non-selective Certificate


Courses which require students to hold a professional qualification (psychology, medicine, dentistry, etc)

Hypnosis Unit UK

Courses offered: Introduction to hypnosis (3 days); Certificate (Level I - 8 days); Certificate (Level II - 10 days); Diploma (14 days)

Course structure: A mixture of theory and practical training sessions conducted at weekends. Training provides students with the knowledge and skills to use hypnosis professionally.

Course content: All students must complete foundation modules for a basic grounding in hypnosis. Additional modules focus on specific problems (e.g. gastric problems, pain, PTSD), or client groups (e.g. adults, or children & adolescents)

Location: University College London

Course established: 1990 (as UCL Hypnosis Unit)

Cost: Introduction (£545), Certificate (£1450), Diploma (£2540)

Entry criteria: Only open to qualified health professionals (doctors, dentists, psychologists)

Accreditation: International Society of Hypnosis, British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis

British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) Training

Courses offered: Postgraduate training in hypnosis (Foundation in hypnosis)

Course structure: 3 x weekend training. A theoretical and practical training in hypnosis

Course content: For full syllabus follow this link

Locations: Chelmsford, London, Warrington, Stafford, Yorkshire, Ireland

Cost: £500-600 depending on location

Entry criteria: Only open to qualified health professionals (doctors, dentists, psychologists)

Accreditation: International Society of Hypnosis, British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis

Courses which do not require prior professional qualifications

Cherry Tree Training

Courses offered: Diploma; CPD; Online CPD

Course content: The diploma is GHR accredited and covers topics including: inductions, hypnotherapy theory, marketing, establishing a practice, weight loss, anxiety, smoking. CPD courses cover a variety of topics.

Course structure: Diploma is 8 weekends supplemented by reading and case studies; CPD day courses; Online CPD is 3 hours Skype support plus assignment marking.

Locations: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunblane

Cost: £1500 for Diploma, £125 for CPD day courses, £95 online courses

Entrance requirements: Non-selective

Accreditation: GHR

What makes this course unique: Dr. Claire Jack has led research teams and lectured in Scotland's top universities. She combines this experience with her experience of running a thriving hypnotherapy practice to provide comprehensive training to those wishing to train as hypnotherapists and to hypnotherapists wishing to improve their skills through CPD training. Diploma courses are accredited with the GHR, meaning that, on completion, you may register as an accredited therapist with one of the largest regulatory bodies in the UK

College of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Courses offered: Foundation in Hypnosis, Counselling and Rapport Skills; Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy; Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Course content: Download summary of course content or see website for more details

Course structure: Foundation is 12 days (6 weekends); Diploma is 24 days (12 weekends); Advanced Diploma is an additional 12 days (6 weekends)

Locations: London

Established: 2009

Cost: Foundation £1518; Diploma £2976.20; Advanced Diploma £1518

Entrance requirements: Foundation: Open, all candidates are interviewed for suitability; Diploma: Completion of CCBH Foundation course, or other hypnotherapy training; Advanced Diploma: Completion of CCBH Diploma or other hypnotherapy training

Accreditation: General Hypnotherapy Register

Curative Hypnotherapy Training

Courses offered: Introduction; Certificate; Diploma in Curative Hypnotherapy

Course structure: Introduction (approximately 3 months distance learning, 6 modules), Certificate (5 practical weekend sessions), Diploma (between 2-4 years according to commitment & ability, 9 modules)

Course content: The Introduction course covers the fundamentals of hypnosis and curative hypnotherapy, explains the different roles of conscious and subconscious parts of the mind, and enables you to understand how the subconscious creates reactions/symptoms/problems.

The Certificate course provides comprehensive practical training. Designed for those wishing to be in practice as curative hypnotherapists, courses are suitable for those with no prior knowledge and those with qualifications in more standard uses of hypnosis.

The Diploma course is individualised and tailored to the areas which have yet to be mastered. Covers treatment (consultation to completing treatment) as well as running a successful business.

Location: Birmingham

Established: 1978

Cost: Introduction £150; Certificate Course £2050 (including all refreshments, lunch, handouts, and personal feedback/guidance); Diploma Course £84 - £133 per module

Entrance requirements: Fluency in English language. Students must successfully complete prior level of training before continuing to subsequent levels.

Accreditation: General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, The Hypnotherapy Society, The Hypnotherapy Association, The Organisation for Curative Hypnotherapists, The UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations

Hypnotic Solutions Training

Courses offered: Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Course structure: Accredited Diploma Course: 16 days classroom training split into 2 modules of 8 days. (We also offer a non-accredited 5 day certification course for those who have been trained elsewhere – see website for more details)

Course content: Training in how to hypnotise, how to carry out sessions, scripts, hypno-analysis and much more. Specific training in working with phobias, smoking cessation, weight control, and emotional issues. Full details

Costs: Diploma Course £1995 - £2195

Entrance requirements: No previous knowledge or training required. There is some reading to be done prior to attending the course. All students need to be sufficiently fluent in English (including reading)

Course established: 2006

Accreditation: The course has been externally accredited and validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). It has also been accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists (USA)

What makes this course unique: 16 days fast-track training in London by an experienced practicing hypnotherapist and trainer

Motivation Training UK

Courses offered: Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (with NLP)

Entrance requirements: None, open to everyone

Costs: £2750 (including food and accomodation)

Location: Residential in Scotland - available for all UK students

National College of Hypnosis And Psychotherapy

Courses offered: Foundation, Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma

Breakdown of course structure: First three stages are one weekend a month. Advanced Diploma involves different elements including live training and online courses. Training is at masters level but there is also a strong emphasis on practical training to enable you to utilise all you learn in practice.

Course content: We cover the syllabus required by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (Foundation and Certificate) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy College of Hypno-Psychotherapists (through to Advanced Diploma). More information

Location: London, Manchester, Falkirk, Leicester, Oxford

Course established: 1977

Cost: £720, £1440, £900, flexible

Entry criteria: Our course is at masters level and students need to ensure they are capable of working at that level

Accreditation: Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, Open University, National Council for Hypnotherapy, European Association of Psychotherapy, National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness

What makes this course unique: The combination of psychotherapy with hypnosis leads to greater breadth and depth of potential practice

Past Life Regression Academy

Courses offered: Hypnosis Foundation (4 days); Diploma in Regression Therapy (16 days)

Breakdown of course structure: Intensive practical 4 day workshops with reading assignments and practice sessions after each workshop.

Course content: Training, both practical and theoretical, covers rapport building, management of the hypnotic state, suggestion therapy, current life regression, past life regression, spiritual transformation, body therapy, inner child regression, management of catharsis, releasing intrusive energy, interviewing clients, introduction to psychopathology, setting up a therapy business.

Location: Foundation - Glasgow, Swindon, London, Milan (italy); Diploma - Dorset, Milan (Italy)

Course established: 2002

Cost: Foundation (including supervision) £550; Diploma (including supervision) £1800

Entry criteria: Non-selective

Accreditation: General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, International board of Regression Therapy, Earth Association of Regression Therapy

What makes this course unique: It covers the best of traditional clinical hypnotherapy with transpersonal spiritual transformation.

Positive Sport & Mind Cognitive Hypnotherapy College

Courses offered: Certificate; Diploma; On-going CPD programme

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Course established:

Cost: Certificate £1900; Diploma £2400

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Scottish School of Hypnotherapy Ltd

Courses offered: Introduction, Diploma, Hypnoanalytical Skills Training, Postgraduate CPD

Breakdown of course structure: For residential training courses accomodation is provided. Introduction (weekend residential); Diploma (2 weeks residential + further year of study); Hypnoanalytical Skill Training (1 week residential); Postgraduate CPD (weekend residential)

Course content:

Location: Glendaruel, Argyll, Scotland, PA22 3AE

Course established: 1989

Cost: Introduction £275; Diploma £3800 (discounts can be negotiated); Hypnoanalytical Skill Training £1050 (CPD only) £1800 (CPD + case studies + exam); Postgraduate weekends £325

UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Courses offered: Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Breakdown of course structure: Certificate Course - 7 Day Intensive Training (Saturday to Friday 10am to 6pm); Diploma Course - 21 Days - in three stages of 7 Days each (Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3)

Course content: Certificate: this course is mainly focused on basic hypnotherapy assessment, hypnotic induction, and the use of suggestion. The course is based on the cognitive-behavioural model of hypnosis - and therefore what you learn lends itself very well to being integrated with cognitive behavioural therapy.

Diploma: Training focuses on practical face-to-face classroom exercises and group learning. Stage one focuses on the core skills of a hypnotherapist whereas stage 2 deals with behavioural psychology and interventions in hypnotherapy. Stage 3 addresses cognitive concepts and techniques. The whole training covers much of traditional cognitive behavioural therapy but with a special focus on imagery techniques, imaginal exposure, relaxation training, and integrating hypnosis into CBT. Students are trained in the basic theory and skills - and also learn basic case conceptualisation and treatment design. 

Location: London

Course established: 2003

Cost: Certificate £695; Diploma £2199

Entry criteria: Open to anyone however:

Accreditation: Certificate Course - approved as CPD by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre; Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy - the diploma is awarded externally by NCFE (government regulated national awarding body) and is a Level 4 Award. The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is accredited by The National Council of Hypnotherapy, The General Hypnotherapy Register, The Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and The National Hypnotherapy Society.