About Us

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

The NATIONAL COUNCIL for HYPNOTHERAPY, the largest Hypnotherapy register mentioned in an Exeter University report on Complementary Medicine (Second Edition) is striving to meet ALL the guidelines suggested by this report for the regulation of Complementary Medicine. Via the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), we are actively involved in shaping the standards and future of the profession.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy is concerned that YOU receive the highest possible quality of treatment and any comments or concerns you have, may be sent in confidence, to the Standards Officer. If requested, the complaints procedure will be invoked, but whatever your concern, you will receive a personal reply.

The Hypnotherapy Register was formed in 1973 to create a National Membership Organisation for independent Hypnotherapy Practitioners.

Now renamed the National Council for Hypnotherapy, it has worked steadily over the years towards the following goals –

Our Goals

  • To raise the standards of Hypnotherapy in the UK in every possible way.
  • To maintain a Common Code of Ethics and Practice.
  • Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure to deal with complaints from any source.
  • To encourage high training standards and to move towards nationally recognised qualifications in Hypnotherapy.
  • To encourage links with other interested organisations and professions.
  • To provide a professional and unequalled service to its members, the public, the media, and affiliates.
  • To promote within the profession, the dissemination of information about Hypnotherapy through its Journal, Seminars and Conferences.


Please note that the National Council for Hypnotherapy neither guarantees the effectiveness of treatment in individual cases nor accepts any liability whatsoever for NCH Members or Accredited Training Provider who fail to conform to the NCH Code of Ethics.