Regrettably there is almost no legislation for in the UK designed to regulate the training and qualification of hypnotherapy practitioners. The increase in acceptance by the public and the NHS of some complementary therapies and hypnotherapy in particular has led to a huge increase in the number of people offering to provide training. Unfortunately the quality of this training varies enormously.
When you are looking for a hypnotherapist to help you with a particular problem there are a number of things to look out for:
These are some questions you should ask:
Where was their training?
Did they pass an independent examination?
Is their training accredited by the UK university system?
Was their training accredited by the BAC or UKCP?
Is there a system of on-going training?
Is there a system of supervision?
Do they have professional indemnity insurance?
Do they abide by a written code of ethics?
Are they subject to a formal complaints procedure?
Are they members of a nationally recognised professional body?
Can you call that body with a query or complaint?
You can answer "yes" to all the above when choosing a BHSH registered hypnotherapist like Catherine.
All members of the BSCH have good quality training. The BSCH cannot even consider 'graduates' from a large percentage of the UK's training establishments because they do not meet their rigorous parameters.