All therapists should adhere to professional occupation standards, please ensure when searching for the right therapist that they conduct themselves professionally and ethically at all times.


As a hypnotherapist and former hypnosis instructor, I understand the importance of consistently working with ethical integrity and maintaining a level of professionalism both whilst working and communicating with clients, but also when representing the professional as a whole. This extends to when advising, supervising, training and certifying other hypnotherapists. Furthermore, hypnosis or hypnotherapy instructors, should also be monitoring their students and ensuring that they are well aware of and adhering to, their professional obligations.

If training abroad, hypnosis trainers have a professional duty to understand and be conversant in the local legislation regarding therapy and hypnosis and to teach it to their students and incorporate it in the client work.

As hypnotherapy is currently an unregulated profession in the UK, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council is generally accepted as the highest level of voluntary regulation for UK based therapists*.

It should be noted that the CNHC and other recognised professional hypnosis bodies in the UK such as the GHR and NCH, have very limited powers in enforcing their codes of conducts and have on a number of instances, received criticism for not pursuing complaints against therapists and trainers more robustly.


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