Est. 1977

Hypnotherapy/Hypno-Psychotherapy Training Oxford

Oxford Foundation Course

Starting 5 October 2013

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The foundation course runs for four weekends: 

5-6 Oct 13 2-3 Nov 13 7-8 Dec 13 4-5 Jan 14

The venue is Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH 

Your tutor is Shaun Brookhouse. Shaun has been in full time clinical practice since 1989 and training hypnotherapists since 1993 and has won awards for his training as well as his clinical work. His style is unique; he is passionate about the profession and your success and utilises his vast experience and knowledge, with a large measure of humour, to enable you to learn and develop confidence in all the necessary activities that will lead you to being a successful practitioner. Shaun is Past-Chair of the hypno-psychotherapy section within UKCP and Chair of the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy and knows everything there is to know about the profession in the UK, Europe and the USA and loves to share this knowledge with our students! For more information about Shaun click here.

If you have any questions at all, please email or phone 0845 2578735 The office is open from 7.30am until 8pm, seven days a week. If we are talking to another student, please leave a message and we will call you back within the hour.

So why choose the National College as the route to your new career?


  • We have been training professionals for 36 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. The National College is the first school of its 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
  • 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; legislation is likely, and is important that your career is protected.
  • You also have the option to gain the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, accredited through the National Awarding Body, NCFE
  • 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 are experienced members of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists
  • 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
  • As a National College trainee you may apply for membership of the UKCP as a "Candidate in 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!
  • National College courses adhere to the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy (the Principal and Managing Director were members of the working group who wrote these), and will incorporate and NOS for psychotherapy as soon as these are produced by Skills for Health
  • 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 42 years clinical experience and our Principal has over 17 years experience teaching hypnotherapists/hypno-psychotherapists. We have the experience to help guide you successfully in your new career
  • Our international partnerships mean that your credential will be respected the world over.

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The National College has been providing Hypnosis Training, Hypnotherapy Training, and Hypno-Psychotherapy Training in Oxford since 1977