Join the NCH

Being a not-for-profit organisation, every penny of members’ subscriptions is used for the benefit of all. There are no stakeholders with superior voting rights nor shareholders to pay.

The NCH has an elected Board of volunteers that contribute to the smooth running of the organisation. The NCH actively participates in the voluntary self-regulation process mandated by Government, so members have a voice and say in the future of our profession.

Registered Membership

Registered Membership of the NCH is available to suitably qualified hypnotherapists and confers all the benefits of being a member of the NCH, including:

  • Adding your practice listing(s) to our online Therapist Register;
  • Subscription to The Hypnotherapy Journal, published in paper form three times a year;
  • Preferential insurance rates if practising in the UK;
  • Use of our name, logo and the letters of your assigned membership grade;
  • Member rates for continuing professional development (CPD) and the NCH Annual Conference;
  • Network support for you in your practice;
  • Full voting rights within the NCH.

Accredited Membership

Accredited Membership of the NCH is awarded to members who have gained the HPD either through an accredited school or via the individual portfolio route (IPR). All applicants at this level must also:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Have been in practice for a minimum of three years
  • Have completed a minimum of 300 client hours
  • Have their NCH-accredited supervisor produce an Upgrade Report to demonstrate the degree of professional competence expected at this level of membership
  • Be able to produce two case studies of at least 1000 words each if requested
  • Be prepared to discuss their application with a member nominated by the Committee

Associate Membership

Associate Membership of the NCH is available to anyone with an interest in hypnotherapy. The only exception would be anyone who has been previously expelled from the NCH or who is deemed by the executive Committee to be likely to bring the Council into disrepute. Being an Associate Member entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Subscription to The Hypnotherapy Journal, published in paper form three times a year
  • Member rates for the NCH Annual Conference

Student membership

Student Membership of the NCH is only available to students currently enrolled in an accredited hypnotherapy training course. It entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Subscription to The Hypnotherapy Journal, published in paper form three times a year
  • Preferential insurance rates if practising in the UK
  • Member rates for the NCH Annual Conference
  • Support for you as you train