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College of Hypno-psychotherapists

Hypno-psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses hypnosis.

Hypnosis describes a range of naturally occurring states of altered awareness. These range from momentary distractions and ‘absences’  through much enhanced states of relaxation to very deep states of inward focus and awareness.

Members of the College of Hypno-Psychotherapists believe that our unconscious mind is a resource for wellness and creativity. The therapist may induce a deep state of heightened relaxation and altered awareness, during which the unconscious mind is highly receptive to new or alternative perspectives and ideas.

The therapist can use hypno-psychotherapy to modify a client’s behaviour, attitudes and emotions, as well as manage pain, anxiety, stress-related illnesses and dysfunctional habits. Hypno-psychotherapists may also deal with deep-seated problems similar to those addressed by many other branches of psychotherapy.

Contact details

Shaun Brookhouse (Chair)


Standards of Education and Training

You can read about the standards of education and training for the College of Hypno-psychotherapists on our standards, guidance and policies page.

Training organisations in this college

Organisations that train and accredit their own graduates or whose trainings lead to UKCP accreditation.

Accrediting organisations in this college

Organisations that accredit those who may not have trained with UKCP.

Listing organisations in this college

Our listing organisations are professional bodies which re-accredit registrants onto the UKCP Register. Listing organisations do not train or accredit professionals who have not been accredited previously onto the register.