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The 4 Inside Secrets You Must Ask Before Choosing Your Hypnotherapist



It is estimated that there are 20,000 Hypnotherapists practicing in the UK today and in my opinion (having 20 years professional industry experience), you would be lucky if 500 of them are competent and qualified to act as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

I know Hypnotherapists will probably bombard me for saying this, but unfortunately it’s a conclusion I’ve arrived at from years of feedback and being in the industry at a very high level.

Why do I say this? To start with there is currently no legislation to control clinical hypnotherapy in Britain. This means that, whilst anyone can offer apparently similar hypnotherapy services, the person offering such hypnotherapy is not required to have attained a level of training to any given standard.

It does not matter whether you want to eradicate a fear or phobia, losing excess weight, increasing your confidence, breaking a habit, freedom from anxiety or panic attacks. Ultimately, choosing the right Hypnotherapist will have a direct impact on the desired outcome!


Hypnotherapy has a proven track record, as an extremely effective method for helping people overcome a wide variety of problems.


When used by a highly skilled and experienced Hypnotherapist, it can bring about truly life changing and amazing results. And you owe it to yourself to ensure you choose the right Hypnotherapist, one who is renowned for achieving a solid track record of client success.



    Does your Hypnotherapist have appropriate training in Hypnotherapy?

Because my secretary is frequently asked about hypnotherapy, she attended a weekend course to gain more understanding of the techniques. Clearly she did not plan to practice hypnotherapy; she just wanted to be able to provide a better service to enquirers, based on a sound understanding.

A few weeks later she pointed out an advertisement placed by an otherwise untrained individual, who had been on the same two-day appreciation course and was now offering his hypnotherapy services and calling himself a Hypnotherapist!

There are approximately three thousand hypnotherapy training schools in the United Kingdom and this does not include the worthless hypnotherapy on-line courses that are sold over the internet.

The training facilities offered can range from weekend courses, one week courses, three month, one year, two year and even three year courses. It is obvious that the level of understanding and knowledge of hypnotherapy and how to apply hypnotherapy, will be vastly different according to the Hypnotherapists training.

Therefore, is a person who has studied for years, who has had course work professionally assessed, who has analysed countless case studies, who has spent hundreds of hours of home study, supplemented by hours of face to face training and who has passed written and practical examinations, is at the same level as the person that attends a short woefully inadequate course? Obviously Not!

Your chosen Hypnotherapist should have had a minimum of 130 lecture hours and a minimum of 350 hours of study-based assignments on hypnotherapy. It is not even enough that they qualified at some time in the past. They must be able to show commitment to CPD [Continuous Professional Development] in all forms of hypnotherapy, psychology and associated techniques.

CPD is paramount for the Hypnotherapist to achieve outstanding results and client success.


    Where did the Hyphynotherapist acquire his or her Hhypnotherapy knowledge?

In other words, is your Hypnotherapist appropriately qualified?

There are thousands of hypnotherapy training schools and under current legislation, they are not regulated or controlled establishments.

They can be established and operated by people who lecture on hypnotherapy, but who lack sufficient experience or knowledge themselves.

This means that their hypnotherapy diploma students can be taught by a lecturer, with little or no personal experience of hypnotherapy and who may not have even seen a client. They simply opened their own hypnotherapy training school or college as a business enterprise.

This frequently creates Hypnotherapist’s who have been poorly trained by a trainer, who was equally ill trained – Resulting in a recipe for disaster!


  1. Is the Hypnotherapist registered with a legitimate Hypnotherapy association?

Many under-trained and inexperienced Hypnotherapists claim membership of various unregulated hypnotherapy organisations. These hypnotherapy organisations even bestow qualifying letters after a person’s name.

Some of these hypnotherapy organisations give the impression, that their members are qualified to a high level by listing names, details and logos on their web site, which looks like a legitimate qualification to the general public.

What criteria are required to join? Absolutely NONE! They can join regardless of the duration, depth and effectiveness of their training because the industry is not regulated.

A Hypnotherapist who claims membership of any hypnotherapy organisation other than one that is totally independent from a training school and is run on a non-profit basis, means absolutely nothing and offers no substantial or professional credibility.


    Does your Hypnotherapist have adequate experience in Hypnotherapy?

Competence of hypnotherapy knowledge is not enough.

The Hypnotherapist must have adequate experience and they must be able to display their experience of hypnotherapy. For example, one good way to gauge their capability is by watching video footage on their website from television productions, which shows them working and demonstrating hypnotherapy with clients on a variety of treatments.

There are many Hypnotherapists, who only see a client or two at the weekend to supplement their regular Monday to Friday job. Although this is not necessarily wrong, please remember that, just because they have been in practice for years, it does not always follow that they have helped a significant number of clients.

Consider the sums: A part-timer, seeing three clients over a weekend, will see 156 clients in a year. Over ten years this becomes 1,560 clients.

A full time, professional and successful Hypnotherapist, seeing 50 clients a week, will help 2,600 clients in a year and 26,400 over ten years. Every single client adds to his experience and abilities.