A worrying fact about hypnotherapy, Reiki and stress-counselling is that THEY ARE TOTALLY UNREGULATED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM! That means that literally ANYONE can call themselves a "therapist" and set up in business. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that you are getting a bone fide qualified therapist like myself. Firstly, ensure that they are on the UKCHO register , or the new government-approved CNHC register. Only therapists who have a recognised qualification in hypnotherapy and belong to a professional hypnotherapy association are allowed on these registers. Each therapist is then assigned a unique number so you can check them out!
Membership of a professional association means that the therapist is bound by a strict code of ethics and regulations, and you have somewhere to complain to if your therapist behaves inappropriately. Remember, an unregistered unqualified therapist is answerable to no one!
My UKCHO number is 82658 and my CNHC number is 000479-L10 You can read the official CNHC press release here.
I am a full member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the largest and most professionally recognised organisation of its kind in the UK
HPD - The Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma - This qualification is regulated, controlled and monitored by the National Council Hypnotherapy. You MUST have this qualification to be able to join.
Dip.H - The Diploma in Hypnotherapy - This qualification is awarded by Life Solutions, a training company authorised by the NCH. Less prestigious than the HPD, it is oddly more rigorous, requiring extra research and knowledge over and above the HPD.
Dip.NLP - The Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming - NLP is a therapy that is based on the way we relate to the world through langauge and the senses. It is a Life Solutions qualification
Cert.SM - The Certificate in stress management, my third Life Solutions qualification. It does exactly what it says on the tin!
Reiki III - Third (Master - Shinpiden) level - There are many forms of "Reiki" out there but to be sure of getting the real thing, make sure your practitioner/teacher can demonstrate his lineage all the way back to the founder, Usui Mikao.
You may want to check out my trainers to see if I measured up! My trainer for all the qualifications was NICK COOPER - email@example.com
My Reiki trainer was master teacher CHRIS SUMMERS - firstname.lastname@example.org
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