It is the intention and the goal of the ICCHP to explore and develop a number of important accreditation and affiliations which represent the highest quality standards for hypnotherapy training and professional membership for our graduate practitioners. These will be either to provide to our students the assurance in the quality standards of the ICCHP programme, or to provide to our students beneficial relationships with other organisations, that lead to furthering the available professional options and reputation for our students. These relationships may be with other educational establishments, standards agencies and independent professional bodies.
Prospective students should be aware that there are many promoted professional hypnotherapy bodies offering accreditation to courses, however most of these are not independent bodies and are usually set up and managed by the training providers themselves. Other non independent bodies will offer training providers course accreditation for a fee paid to the body by the training provider. Students should check closely, so called accreditation claims of any course provider/professional bodies. If they are not independent, attached to a specific training provider or charge providers for course accreditation then they are not independent.
The ICCHP only seeks accreditation and validation from true independent bodies recognised to represent its students and graduate practitioners, this ensures no conflict of interest, benefits our students and promotes a more joined up profession. The ICCHP only recognises the following organisations as offering pure independent accreditation, validation and affiliation.
The Practitioner Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy offered by the International College of Clinical Hypnosis Practitioners has been Assessed and Validated at Foundation Level by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Successful graduates are eligible for registration with The General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSCs' Registering Agency) at Affiliate Status.
The Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy offered by the International College of Clinical Hypnosis Practitioners has been Assessed and Validated at Practitioner Level by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Graduates from this course are eligible for professional registration with The General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSCs' Registering Agency) at full Practitioner status, together with the acquisition of the industry-based award - the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP).
The GHR offers free Student Registration to all students on GHSC validated courses throughout the duration of their training.
ICCHP Practitioner Diploma graduates are advised and encouraged to join the GHR as a full member. Membership allows the display the GQHP initials after your name and also qualifies you for practice indemnity insurance at preferential rates.
The CNHC is the holder of an Accredited Register and is also the UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapies that was set up with Department of Health support. As such CNHC registration has been a requirement for complementary therapists in many NHS and other supportive and palliative care service. Examples include Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, St George’s University NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and many more.
ICCHP practitioner diploma graduates meet the high quality professional training standards set by the UK National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Skills for Health and are eligible to become registered members of the CNHC.
The ICCHP programme has met the requirements set by the International Certification Council (ICC) and is accredited by the both the European Hypnotherapy Register and the International Hypnotherapy Register (IHR), which is an internationally recognised hypnotherapy standards body awarding an international qualification. In addition, the ICCHP is a council member of the ICC, working to ensure the highest quality of training standards in hypnotherapy. The IHR is the only independent international qualification established for hypnotherapists.
The IHR Register as part of Global Network Group(GNG) and is ISO 9001: 2008 certified by Lloyds Register Netherlands. The ISO 9001: 2008 certification is registered with CRKBO and United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS).
The ICC was established as a result of the ISO 17024 criteria held by the Global Network Group (GNG), which holds an independent quality standards committee of experts established as the International Certification Council (ICC). The ICC is a separate UK registered legal entity, tasked to maintain and to create registration and certification criteria, and to integrate these criteria into the GNG certification scheme and to control compliance & enforcement. The ICCHP programme fulfills the ICC standards requirements and is a council member working to ensure the highest quality hypnotherapy training.