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Here are some of the most commonly asked questions prospective students have. If there's something else you'd like to know, please just get in touch.

Life as a hypnotherapist

Can I earn a good living as a hypnotherapist?

You can earn an excellent living as a hypnotherapist. Most practitioners charge between £100 to £250 per session. Whilst you may want to have a face-to-face practice, you are not limited to working locally. Hypnotherapists who specialise in areas such as IBS and menopause hypnotherapy can work with clients throughout the world and have the opportunity to charge higher fees which reflect their specialist knowledge. Many hypnotherapist offer multi-session programmes to clients and might charge between £500 to £700 per client.

Can anyone be a hypnotherapist?

Yes! Anyone who is interested in hypnotherapy, who cares about their clients and who is prepared to commit to a quality training experience, and maintaining their knowledge through hypnotherapy CPD, can be a good hypnotherapist. There's no magic involved and, although the techniques are quite remarkable at times, you'll learn everything you need during the course to become a confident hypnotherapist. 

Is it hard to set up a business?

Setting up a business requires considerable effort but with the right advice you can have your practice up and running almost as soon as you qualify. Having established a very successful practice, I am on hand with business advice, which is a topic we return to throughout the course. If you need further business advice after graduating, I offer 1-2-1 business coaching sessions and mentoring. 

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Your accreditation questions answered. 

What is an accredited course?

Imagine you were booking an appointment with a doctor, lawyer or psychologist. You'd expect them to have undergone rigorous training and have a commitment to staying up to date with ongoing developments in their profession. If they'd trained for a few days, or had done an evening course, you probably wouldn't feel overly confident in booking your appointment! These professions are all "regulated", meaning that anyone who calls themselves a lawyer, doctor or clinical psychologist must, legally, have undergone training which meets external standards. They must also commit to undertaking regular Continual Professional Development (CPD) to ensure their knowledge base remains relevant and informed. Unfortunately, hypnotherapy is not a regulated industry. This means you can study for a few days, or do an online course with no practical element, or complete a course which doesn't require assignments, and call yourself a hypnotherapist. Training schools can "make up" their own accreditation. A properly accredited course meets external standards, that have been established to ensure you attend a quality course, and to ensure your clients are kept safe and protected. ONLY courses that meet National Occupational Standards (NOS) are fully externally accredited.

Who are you accredited with?

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) was established in 2008 by the government to bring regulation to hypnotherapy and other complementary therapies. It is a voluntary register of high standing. This course, by meeting NOS, has been approved by the CNHC and allows for registration following the course. The General Hypnotherapy Register is the largest professional hypnotherapy body in the UK and has an international reputation. On completion of this course, you may join the GHR. 

NOS and Training Level

Because this course is mapped onto external NOS, it meets levels of training which are recognised within a wider UK framework. This is recognised as a Level 7 course in Scotland, a Level 4 course in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society is the UK's professional body for psychologists. The BPS has rigorous standards when it comes to approving training, which have to be able to meet the requirements of their professional members. The Academy of the Inner Mind is one of a very small number of training providers who holds BPS approval. If you are already a BPS member, your training counts towards your CPD. If you are not a BPS member, you are assured that this course is of the highest standard possible. 

Course requirements

I haven't studied for a long time. Is that ok?

Our students come from a range of backgrounds, including people who have no experience of therapy or hypnotherapy, people who haven't studied for a long time and have few formal qualifications and people who are clinical psychologists. All that's required is an interest in hypnotherapy and a commitment to joining in the practical elements of the course. 

What happens if I miss a class?

Given the importance of hands-on practice, it's important that you attend the vast majority of teaching days. However, if you miss a class you will be provided with extensive online materials and if you need any further support, you can book a 1-2-1 tutorial.

What assignments are involved?

You'll be supported throughout your assignments which are designed to show a level of knowledge of hypnotherapy and to help you gain confidence in working with real-life clients. In addition to a self-reflective essay and business plan, you'll have the opportunity to work on a business plan and work with volunteers who will become your "case studies". You can also "learn while you learn" and charge a discounted rate for case studies and other clients whilst you're still a student. 

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