The Hypnotherapy Association continues to be a member of UKCHO [My ref was 10115]

This body, however, no longer holds a register of therapists:

I trained at:




This is a member college of the HYPNOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION (HA) – 

The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) set up a Register of Hypnotherapists from 1 December 2010 and the UKCHO no longer holds a list of practitioners. Some practitioners chose to be listed with CNHC and others have not.

The UKCHO body remains to which the Hypnotherapy Association belongs. Registration with CNHC is a route I have not taken up at this time. I remain a Licentiate Member of the Hypnotherapy Association.

“CNHC are the only Regulatory body recognised for the hypnotherapy profession by the Department of Health, who have recently asked GPs and Chief Nursing Officers to recommend to patients who are seeking complementary therapies to consult with practitioners who are registered with the CNHC, where it registers the professional discipline concerned. The CNHC is a Government-sponsored, voluntary registration body for complementary healthcare practitioners, and its key function is to provide access to a list of practitioners that have been assessed as meeting national standards competence and practice.”

“Regulation, whether statutory or voluntary, is about protecting the public. For this reason, the Government through the Department of Health fully supports the work of The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The Department of Health has stated that the only register of complementary or alternative therapists that they will recognize is the CNHC.” (DoH, 2010)

“The CNHC has been established and supported by the Department of Health with the aim that its kite-mark CNHC Registered” will give complementary healthcare practitioners the opportunity to demonstrate that they are bone fide and meet recognised standards of competence and probity, and abide by a rigorous code of conduct, performance and ethics and, in addition, that they are covered by adequate professional indemnity insurance.”

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