Est. 1977

UKCP and European Accredited Hypnotherapy/Hypno-Psychotherapy Training

Shaun Brookhouse, MA PGCert(ClinSup) CertEd ADHP(NC) DIC(MT) ECP FNSHPM(Hon) UKCP(Accred)
College Principal and Accredited Hypno-Psychotherapist

Train with the "original" hypnotherapy/hypno-psychotherapy college in the UK: 37 years of clinical and educational excellence

Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training and Psychotherapy Training Courses in London, Linlithgow (near Falkirk), Manchester, East Midlands (Leicester) and Oxford since 1977

Unlike most training schools, the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a not for profit corporation, we put your success and training before profits

Despite small class sizes, the National College has trained over 5000 students

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Would you like to discuss the course, and/or ask questions?

Call our Director of Student Support, Fiona Biddle on 0845 2578735 / 01509 261332 between the hours of 8am and 6pm. If Fiona is with a client or in a UKCP meeting, leave a message and she will call you back.




From October 2012, students beginning their studies will receive a free Kindle to store their notes*. The National College embraces modern technology whilst also doing our bit to save the planet's resources.  Principal's Message

About the National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy

  • The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy has been offering respected, evidenced based and independently accredited Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training and Psychotherapy Training since 1977. This makes the National College one of the longest established and most respected hypnotherapy/hypno-psychotherapy training institutes in the world.
  • The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy provides Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training, and Psychotherapy Training at venues in
  • This makes the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy truly THE National College when it comes to Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training and Psychotherapy training.
  • The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a not for profit organisation and is administered from its Registered Offices in Loughborough, Leicestershire (with additional offices in London and Manchester)
  • The Academic Board is chaired by Keith Thompson, MA(Oxon), MEd, Emeritus Vice Chancellor, Staffordshire University

To hear an audio file explaining The National College qualification pathway Click HERE
To hear an audio file on what it means to be a Hypno-Psychotherapist Click HERE

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For full details of the National College download Prospectus.pdf
Download Application Form HERE Download Enrolment Form HERE Current Fees can be found in the Prospectus

21 reasons to train with us

  • We have been training professionals for 37 consecutive years, many of the top therapists and trainers in the UK began their career at the National College. Some of our graduates have gone on to create their own training institutes.
  • Our courses have been granted generous credit rating from the Open University, since 1997 We are the first school of our kind to achieve this.
  • We are 100% committed to the highest standards of training so that you are fully prepared for the challenges of professional practice
  • The National College is the only UK training organisation which is authorised the offer the European Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis through the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy.
  • All National College tutors are professional practitioners, who have not given up practice to teach. Therefore their input is always current and relevant to your training.
  • Your tutor will demonstrate all techniques for you, and you will have lots of opportunity to practice.Therefore when you qualify you will also be confident!.
  • The National College course leads to registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy; it is essential that important that your career is protected by being registered with a leading professional association like the UKCP (Additional post Diploma training is needed for Registration and laid out HERE)
  • We believe in creating a friendly learning environment in which students feel safe to express themselves and learn while building supportive peer relationships with fellow students.
  • All our tutors are experienced teachers, as well as being, themselves, National College trained and experienced practitioners.
  • Support from a long established well-staffed organisation throughout not only your training but also your whole career!
  • We actively enforce all our policies: they are not just there for show, they are integral to the College and our philosophy of ethical practice.
  • We encourage students to ask questions or make comments about the training at any stage and will do our best to meet your needs.
  • Ethical practice is crucial and we teach it so comprehensively that you will be certain of how to act when you set up in practice.
  • The National College embraces modern technology; we provide our materials on a Kindle so that you have all that you need at your finger tips. Additionally, we are one of the first institutes in our field to use "online directed learning" as part of our advanced training.
  • We know that you want to know exactly what you will be learning, so we publish all the details of the structure of our courses. We want you to be sure your have made the right choice!
  • We train small groups of students, which we believe is important so that you get individual attention. Some schools have as many as 50 students in a class! We are also not limited to training in one location. We currently run courses in London, Manchester, Oxford, East Midlands (Leicester), and Linlithgow (near Falkirk).
  • Past students are welcome to re-attend any stage of their training FREE OF CHARGE (subject to available space) in the ten years following their primary training. This is just one of the ways we support our students. We believe that we are the only school of our type to offer this opportunity free of charge.
  • National College Hypnosis Training and Hypnotherapy Training courses adhere to the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy (the Principal and Managing Director were members of the working group who wrote these), and incorporate and Profesional Occupational Standards produced by UKCP.
  • Therapy is an "individual" process: we will encourage you to find your own way to be the best therapist you can be.
  • Our Principal and MD have over 40 years clinical experience and our Principal has over 20 years experience in Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training and Psychotherapy Training, we have the experience to help guide you successfully in your new career.
  • Our complete Diploma Course is a genuine, validated post graduate programme (45 Pg Credits awarded by Open University after completion of Stages-1-3). We have enjoyed this level of recognition since 1997.

Come join our family of successful hypnotherapists/hypno-psychotherapists

Note:- The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy has meaningful external accreditation, notably with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, European Association for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy.

Potential students should be mindful of organisations claiming to award a Psychotherapy or Hypno-Psychotherapy qualification. A legitimate psychotherapy qualification in the UK is generally accredited by UKCP (which we are), BACP, BABCP and/or BCP. The term Hypno-Psychotherapy was created within UKCP to be a means of differentiating between, hypnotherapy qualifications and the 4 year Masters Degree Level qualifications awarded to psychotherapists who use hypnosis as the vehicle for psychotherapy delivery.  

The National College courses attract substantial Open University-specific credit rating and demonstrable access to other areas of reputable higher education.

Additional Note: Some enquirers have asked why the National College is not affiliated with certain "Hypnotherapy Organisations". It is our policy that we will only align ourselves with organisations which have meaningful and verifiable means of accreditation. The profession has many organisations which will give you a certificate for a fee. We, as one of the oldest schools of professional hypnosis and psychotherapy, believe that we should take a leadership position with this and not support bodies which have only been created to give out meaningless credentials and to turn a profit for its owners.

Click here for further information on accreditation.


The National Collge has a direct arrangement with Bath Spa University. Holders of the ADHP(NC) can apply for their MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice with APL for all but the research methods module and dissertation

OU Recognised for Open University Credit Transfer Since 1997
Founding, Training and Accrediting Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy


Full/Inspected Member of the
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European Accredited Psychotherapy
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The National Collge is a sponsor of Integration 2014


Graduates of the certificate course will be eligible to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). For more information see

Contact Information

0845 2578735 / 01509 261332

Postal address
PO Box 5779, Loughborough, LE12 5ZF

General Information:

*Students with a compatible device will receive an £80 discount off of their fees, £25 at Stage 1, £30 at Stage 2, and £25 Stage 3 terms and conditions apply.

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