Hypnosis and hypnotherapy courses in the UK

The UK's best hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses are listed here. Use the table to compare details of different courses to find the one that is right for you. In-depth information for each course is given below. Note that only classroom hours are advertised here but many courses require additional home study.

ProviderEntry CriteriaCourses OfferedLengthCostLocation(s)
Annette Brown School of Hypnotherapy Non-selective Diploma
20 days
1 day (CPD)
Lytham, Lancashire
BSCAH Health professionals only Foundation
Advanced Professional Diploma / BSc Conversion
3 x 2 days
4 x 2 day
Birmingham, Chelmsford, Ireland, London, Warrington, Yorkshire
Goldsmiths, University Of London - Introduction To Experimental Hypnosis Research Non-selective Diploma
2 days £195 Online and New Cross, London
Hypnosis-Courses.com Non-selective Certification (Live-Online)
Hypnotherapy 101
Rapid Hypnosis 101
Learn Self-Hypnosis
Become a Confident Hypnotist
275 hours
13 hours
1.5 hours
2.5 hours
1.5 hours
Online courses available internationally
HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company Non-selective Discovery Event
Taster Day
Online NGH Certification
Diploma (inc HPD & NGH Certificate)
1.5 hours
1 day
275 hours
20 days
from £125
London, International
Hypnotic Solutions Training Non-selective Full practitioner training 16 days £2,295-
Hypnotic World International Academy of Hypnotherapy Non-selective Practitioner Diploma 20 days £2000 London, Yorkshire, Liverpool
International College of Clinical Hypnosis Practitioners (ICCHP) Non-selective Certificate
Online Certificate
Online Diploma
Introductory Course
12 days
12 days
2 days
Classroom based courses in: London UK, Leeds (Yorkshire) UK, Singapore, Spain, The Netherlands & Malaysia. Online courses are international.
John Dewar School Of Hypnotherapy Non-selective Introduction
1/2 day
14 days
1 day
Leamington Spa, Various
Manchester College Of Coaching And Hypnotherapy (UK) Non-selective Certificate
Full practitioner training
Online Certificate & Virtual training available
8 days
10 days
18 days
Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow
Past Life Regression Academy Non-selective Foundation
Diploma in Regression Therapy
Between Lives Spiritual Regression
4 days
4 days
16 days
4 days
Swindon, London, Italy, Romania, Singapore, USA
UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Non-selective Certificate


Courses offered: Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP Practitioner. EMDR. EFT. Coaching. Mindfulness Training.

Course structure: Annette Brown School of Hypnotherapy offers a complete programme of accredited training. The Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP course is over 10 months, one weekend each month. Altogether you will complete 130 school hours (20 days) plus home practice. Each student learns practical hypnotherapy and NLP skills, it is an essential part of all ABSH hypnosis course. The presentation of hypnotherapeutic techniques will be followed by demonstrations on class students and each student will be required to practice each skill in small groups to gain experience of working with both receptive and resistant subjects. We will practice each training day to take you from being inexperienced to an experienced and confident upcoming practitioner. Practice sessions will always be overseen by myself.

Course content: Inductions-Deepener-Ego-Strengtheners-Scripts for all subjects-Post-Hypnotic Suggestions. The conscious and subconscious processes. Therapeutic process. Intervention methods. Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP). Subjects include Smoking Cessation, Anxiety, Depression, Tinnitus, Panic Disorder, Adrenal Fatigue, Empaths and Gas Lighters, High Blood Pressure, Pain Management, Weight Loss. Anxiety, Stress, Phobia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Addictions, IBS. Parts Therapy, Regression, Psychology, Practice Management, Communication, the professional relationship and the environment, Reflective practice, Continuous Professional Development and Supervision. CPD and Supervision days every 3 months, March June, September, and December.

Locations: Lytham, Lancashire

Cost: £2,450 or Early Bird £2,200 (Including all materials, lunch, and refreshments)

Entry criteria: Open to everyone

Accreditation: GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council), GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors Coaches and Hypnotherapists), CNCH (Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council) IPHM.

What makes this course unique: The ABSH Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP diploma give you all the skills, procedures, knowledge and confidence to instantly begin working and seeing your own clients with expert hypnotherapy and neurolinguistics programming (NLP) skills. On completion and accreditation of this course, you and your practice will become an associated member of the Annette Brown School of Hypnotherapy, and your business will be placed on the associated members page on the website. Read what some of the students think here.

Courses offered: Foundation in hypnosis; Advanced professional diploma

Course structure: Foundation course is 3 x weekend training and is a theoretical and practical training in hypnosis; Advanced professional diploma is run in conjunction with Birmingham City University and is a 4 x weekend course with advanced theoretical and practical content.

Course content: BSCAH courses are run by 'branches' in different localities, and trainers and content will vary slightly by locality. For full details follow this link to the BSCAH website and click on 'Training'

Locations: Birmingham, Chelmsford, Ireland, London, Warrington, Yorkshire

Cost: Foundation £500-750 depending on location; Advanced diploma £2800

Entry criteria: Only open to registered health professionals (doctors, dentists, psychologists)

Accreditation: International Society of Hypnosis, British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis

Courses offered:Introduction To Experimental Hypnosis Research

Course structure:This course provides an introduction to experimental applications of hypnosis in psychology, neuroscience, and allied disciplines. We will cover a wide range of salient issues in the experimental use of hypnosis beginning with a review of its history and the dispelling of prominent myths. The course will subsequently introduce instruments used to measure responsiveness to hypnotic suggestions and review current knowledge regarding the factors underlying individual differences in hypnotic responding. Considerable attention will be devoted to issues pertaining to the design of experimental hypnosis research studies and common mistakes and limitations of research studies in this field.

Locations:Online and New Cross, London


Entry criteria: Open to everyone

Accreditation:University of London

Please note that this course does not involve practical instruction in using hypnosis, such as the administration of a hypnotic induction or suggestions, although conceptual issues pertaining to the application will be covered. Similarly, the course does not cover the therapeutic application of hypnosis although empirical evidence for the efficacy of clinical applications of hypnosis will be reviewed.

Courses offered: Online hypnotherapy certification training and various hypnosis & hypnotherapy CPD courses.

Course content: As well as offering a full practitioner level online training with the internationally recognised National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) Certificate, we also have a number of different online CPD training courses available. These include; Engaging your therapy client; Goal setting for hypnotherapists; HypnoDemo - Giving effective hypnosis demonstrations; Hypnotherapy 101 - Learn hypnotherapy skills; Hypnotherapy metaphors 101; Hypnotic suggestibility testing 101; Improve your communication; Learn self-hypnosis; Pain management for hypnotherapists; Rapid hypnosis 101 - Learn to hypnotise FAST; Rapid therapy approaches; Stage hypnosis 101 - Learn to be a comedy hypnotist; Working with beliefs. Full details of all courses can be found on our training page.

Course structure: All courses on hypnosis-courses.com feature high quality (HD) training videos that you can either watch online or download to your device(s). The majority of our course videos are also supported by a comprehensive PDF course manual. Ongoing peer supervision is offered alongside the training courses (on our online forum) and 1-to-1 support and mentoring with course tutors (Dr Kate Beaven-Marks & Rory Z Fulcher) is also available for students.

Locations: Online courses are available internationally.

Costs: Courses range from £19.95 upwards.

Entrance requirements: Non-selective.

What makes this course unique: Our trainers come from very different backgrounds in the hypnosis world. Dr Kate Beaven-Marks is one of the UK's most highly qualified hypnotherapists: she uses hypnotherapy on the wards in a London teaching hospital as well as being on the CNHC's profession-specific board for hypnotherapy. Rory Z Fulcher is from a more intuitive and holistic background: with experience as a stage & street hypnotist he has authored books and DVDs upon the subjects of rapid hypnosis and stage hypnosis as well as hypnotherapy. This effective combination of diverse and engaging trainers, alongside a top quality online training platform, means that you are getting the very best training available, in the comfort of your own home!

Courses offered: Free 'taster events' (online & in person); Practitioner training: Hypnotherapy Diploma (20 days); CPD (various).

Course structure: Our practitioner-level training (the Hypnotherapy Diploma course) is 10 full weekends, 9am-5pm, over a period of 10 months.

Course content:  The Hypnotherapy Diploma course content is outlined HERE in the 'Course Syllabus' section.

Locations: London and International

Accreditation: Our practitioner-level hypnotherapy diploma course is externally accredited and validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC/GHR), the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP (BIH) AND the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). In addition, our diploma course includes the NCH Level 4 'Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma' (HPD) and internationally recognised certification with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), whose certification is recognised in 80+ countries. The diploma course meets and exceeds the UK Core Curriculum requirements for quality hypnotherapy training. Graduates of our diploma course are eligible to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Costs: £3795 (includes HypnoTC Diploma, HPD (NCH) & NGH Certification).

Entrance requirements: No previous knowledge/training required, however all students:

  • must be aged 18 or over
  • should be sufficiently fluent in spoken and written English
  • should have no history of criminal convictions which might reflect upon their suitability to practice as a therapist
  • must be in suitable mental health for training (without a history of psychotic symptoms or current mental health issues)

What makes this course unique: Our trainers come from very different backgrounds in the hypnosis world. Dr Kate Beaven-Marks is one of the UK's most highly qualified hypnotherapists: she uses hypnotherapy on the wards in a London teaching hospital as well as being on the CNHC's profession-specific board for hypnotherapy. Rory Z Fulcher is from a more intuitive and holisitc background: with experience as a stage & street hypnotist he has authored books and DVDs upon the subjects of rapid hypnosis and hypnotic entertainment as well as hypnotherapy. This effective combination of diverse and engaging trainers, alongside a tried-and-tested course format (the Hypnotherapy Diploma), means that you are getting the very best hypnotherapy training available and a hands-on, practical, and fun learning experience.

Courses offered: Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Course structure: Accredited Diploma Course: 16 days classroom training plus case studies and home study and assignments. The course consists of 3 modules.

Course content: Training in how to hypnotise, how to carry out sessions, scripts, hypno-analysis and much more. Specific training in working with stress, phobias, smoking cessation, weight control, and emotional issues.

Costs: Practitioner Level Diploma Course £2,495. Discounts given to those who book early.

Entrance requirements: No previous knowledge or training required. Students need to be aged 18 or over, be of good mental health, and be sufficiently fluent in spoken and written English. There is some reading to be done prior to attending the course.

Established: 2006

Accreditation: The course has been externally accredited and validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). It has also been accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists (USA). We are a Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists (CRSST) affiliated training school. Those qualifying are eligible to join the General Hypnotherapy Register and be registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

What makes this course unique: Fast-track training in London by an experienced practising hypnotherapist and trainer. Training in regression hypnotherapy. Includes 1 year's membership of the National Guild of Hypnotists. Small class size means individual attention.

Courses offered: Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy - 1 Year (Practitioner Level)

Course structure: Practitioner training classes takes place one weekend per month for 10 months over a year. The course includes a valuable combination of face-to-face training with an experienced hypnotherapy trainer, live demonstrations, group exercises and written handouts to support the syllabus.The course has been designed under the strict core curriculum for Hypnotherapy Training Schools by the Hypnotherapy Regulatory Forum, and covers both practical and theoretical elements.

Course content: The course takes you through an engaging exploration of the way the subconscious mind works, aiming towards a deeper understanding of how this therapy may be used to help clients to make desired changes in the their lives. You will learn how to use the techniques taught to overcome addictions, anxiety, fears, phobias, weight issues and any issue that is psychologically-based. The course covers stress management and PTSD, NLP techniques, regression, parts therapy, working with children and many other issues. As a student, you will also receive valuable insights into setting up your own private practice as you prepare to launch your new career.

Locations: London, Yorkshire and Liverpool (new locations added regularly).

Costs: Instalments Option: £400 deposit then 8x monthly instalments of £225.
Full Payment Option: £2,000 (save £200).
See website for early booking discounts.

Entrance requirements: The course requires no prior knowledge of hypnotherapy. A minimum age of 18 and spoken English proficiency are essential. Students should be of sound mental health and have no serious previous criminal convictions which could affect their ability to help clients.

Established: September 2018

Accreditation: GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council), ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors Coaches and Hypnotherapists), CNCH (Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council), Approved by the Hypnotherapy Association.

What makes this course unique: Each student is offered individual attention and course tutors are both highly experienced and enthusiastic about their subject. Exclusively to this course, attendees receive 1 year’s inclusive membership to Hypnotic World’s vast resource section, including access to over 1,200 scripts, forms, questionnaires, flyers, forums and discounts on future workshops. Our student support is second-to-none and continuous feedback is provided throughout the course. Hypnotic World also host regular CPD workshops around the UK examining specialised areas, including regression, hypnobirthing and helping with menopausal symptoms, confidence for new hypnotherapists and the hypnotic gastric band.

Courses offered:  Practitioners Certificate, Practitioners Diploma, Online Practitioners Certificate & Diploma, Free On-line Theory Course, Introductory Course, Specialist Master Classes, Performance Enhancement & Stress Reduction Practitioner Diploma (PESR), Detox Your Mind - Mind Management Practitioner Courses

Course structure:  Certificate = 12 Days (one weekend a month for 6 months), Practitioners Diploma = 12 Days (one weekend a month for 6 months), Introductory Course = 2 Days (weekend), Free Hypnotherapy Taster Day = 1 Day, PESR = 6 Days (three weekends a month).

Course content: Broad based and comprehensive course covering all theoretical and practical aspects of all of the different hypnotherapy approaches (behavioural hypnotherapy, psychodynamic hypnotherapy, indirect/conversational/Erickson hypnotherapy, rational emotive cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (the more elegant, powerful and advance RECBH, not CBT based CBH), evidence-based hypnotherapy and integrative hypnotherapy practices). Our students learn all hypnotherapy approaches, along with advanced psychotherapeutic interventions and clinical skills, to include psychological assessment, treatment planning and much more. See website for more details.

Costs: Certificate £1495, Practitioners Diploma £1495, Online Practitioners Certificate & Diploma £695 each, On-line Theory Course £Free, 2 Day Introductory Course £250, 1 Day Taster Day free

Entrance requirements: Over 18 years old

Established: 2011

Accreditation: UK General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), International Hypnotherapy Register (IHR), International Certification Council (ICC).

What makes this course unique: The ICCHP offers a comprehensive hypnotherapy programme with a range of study options to students needs. We provide a flexible approach to learning therapeutic hypnosis. Both class-room based and online learning options are available for students to join at any time. We are always student focused, offering an online student learning and practice community, with global student and graduate forums where students can share and pool their knowledge and experience. Our online learning portal, with lifetime access, for those undertaking both classroom and online learning is available 24 hours a day and can be accessed by computer, tablet or smart-phone. Our aim to ensure that students graduate as confident hypnotherapists, happy utilising their hypnotherapy skills to effect positive change in their clients. Practitioner students receive as part of their course a state of the art multimedia tablet computer containing all course practice notes and resources, the tablet also provides access to our exclusive online learning and practise portal and our exclusive ICCHP OneNote Hypnotherapy app, which can be used by students in practice once they graduate. Our students are taught by some of the most qualified and experienced clinical experts in the field of medical hypnosis and hypnotherapy, our key teaching staff all teach in medical schools in the UK and abroad.

Location: Classroom based courses in London UK, Leeds (Yorkshire) UK, Singapore, Spain, The Netherlands & Malaysia. Online courses are international.

Link to syllabus: https://www.icchp.com/2-icchp/26-course-syllabus

Courses offered: Introduction, Hypnotherapist Practitioner Diploma, CPD

Course structure: The practitioner diploma is run over 14 full days on an intensive basis or over 7 months attending one weekend each month. All teaching is classroom based.

Course content: How to hypnotise clients with a variety of trance inductions; Trance termination; Post Hypnotic Suggestion; Rapport skills; Communication with the Conscious and Subconscious; How to negotiate with the subconscious part[s]; How the subconscious may answer without speech; Language patterns; Using Metaphors; Age regression & progression; Assessment; Design a treatment plan; Risk; Evaluation; Maintaining a professional relationship; Record keeping; EMDR; NLP techniques; Weight issues; Stop smoking; Phobias; Pain; IBS; Stress; Working with children; How to market your business; GHSC & CNHC code of ethics

Costs: Introduction £Free, Practitioners Diploma £2295, CPD £100-£165

Entrance requirements: Non-selective

Established: 2006

Accreditation: GHSc. (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council), ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors Coaches and Hypnotherapists), CNCH (Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council), GSMTS (Guild for Stress Management & Trauma Specialists)

What makes this course unique: My course is designed to take you from novice to practitioner with a full understanding of how to treat clients. It is a very hands on practical experience. Apart from the theoretical content the bulk of our time is spent with me explaining techniques then demonstrating with a volunteer, you watch and then it is time for students to pair up and practice. Practice makes perfect! We make this learning experience fun, you will laugh and might even cry but it will be a very enjoyable experience. Plus there is in excess of £850.00 of extras thrown in (see my web site for full details). These extra awards make you eligible to describe yourself as a specialist on certain subjects. Included is a full marketing getting started plan. In other words everything you need to get going.

Courses offered: Certificate (Online and face-to-face), Diploma, combination of both gives Practitioner Status

Course length: Certificate, 8 days (4 x Weekends), Diploma, 10 days (5 x Weekends)

Cost: Online Certificate £495; Certificate £995; Diploma £1295; Full Practitioner Training £2290

Course structure: Theory and skills based over 9 modular weekends, face to face teaching supplemented by reading and case studies

Course content: counselling and coaching skills, psychological theory, NLP, induction techniques, parts therapy, regression including past life and future progression, clinical conditions including obsessive compulsive disorders, addictions, phobias, etc. Certificate Syllabus. Diploma Syllabus.

Locations: Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester

Established: 2010

Entry criteria: Non-selective

Accreditation: General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, Hypnotherapy Association. International Hypnosis Association, International Institute of Professional Coaches and Hypnotherapists

What makes this course unique: Hazel Thomson, founder of MCCH has woven her extensive training and experience into the syllabus by including the techniques of Ernest Rossi, David Grove and Tania Prince. A Certificate in Life Coaching and training in EFT are included within the programme. MCCH put emphasis on acquiring practical skills and gives guidance on business set up. Modular Payment Options

Courses offered: Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (with NLP)

Entrance requirements: None, open to everyone

Costs: £2750 (including food and accomodation)

Location: Residential in Scotland - available for all UK students

Courses offered: Hypnosis Foundation (4 days); Advanced Hypnosis (4 days); Diploma in Regression Therapy (16 days); Between Lives Spiritual Regression (4 days)

Breakdown of course structure: Intensive practical 4 day workshops with reading assignments and practice sessions after each workshop.

Course content: Training, both practical and theoretical, covers rapport building, management of the hypnotic state, suggestion therapy, current life regression, past life regression, spiritual transformation, body therapy, inner child regression, management of catharsis, releasing intrusive energy, interviewing clients, introduction to psychopathology, setting up a therapy business, between lives regression.

Location: Foundation - Swindon, London, Italy, Romania, Singapore, USA; Diploma - Wiltshire, Italy, Romania, Singapore, USA

Established: 2002

Cost: Foundation (including supervision) £550; Diploma (including supervision) £2000

Entry criteria: Non-selective

Accreditation: General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, International board of Regression Therapy, Earth Association of Regression Therapy

What makes this course unique: It covers the best of traditional clinical hypnotherapy with transpersonal spiritual transformation.

Courses offered: Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Breakdown of course structure: Certificate Course - 7 Day Intensive Training (Saturday to Friday 10am to 6pm); Diploma Course - 21 Days - in three stages of 7 Days each (Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3)

Course content: Certificate: this course is mainly focused on basic hypnotherapy assessment, hypnotic induction, and the use of suggestion. The course is based on the cognitive-behavioural model of hypnosis - and therefore what you learn lends itself very well to being integrated with cognitive behavioural therapy.

Diploma: Training focuses on practical face-to-face classroom exercises and group learning. Stage one focuses on the core skills of a hypnotherapist whereas stage 2 deals with behavioural psychology and interventions in hypnotherapy. Stage 3 addresses cognitive concepts and techniques. The whole training covers much of traditional cognitive behavioural therapy but with a special focus on imagery techniques, imaginal exposure, relaxation training, and integrating hypnosis into CBT. Students are trained in the basic theory and skills - and also learn basic case conceptualisation and treatment design. 

Location: London

Established: 2003

Cost: Certificate £695; Diploma £2199

Entry criteria: Open to anyone however:

  • Students must be aged 18 or over.
  • Students should have no history of criminal convictions or sanctions by professional organisations which might reflect upon their suitability to practice as a therapist.
  • Students should be sufficiently fluent in spoken English to engage with English-speaking clients.
  • Students must be in suitable mental health for training, e.g., without a history of psychotic symptoms or current mental health problems.

Accreditation: Certificate Course - approved as CPD by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre; Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy - the diploma is awarded externally by NCFE (government regulated national awarding body) and is a Level 4 Award. The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is accredited by The National Council of Hypnotherapy, The General Hypnotherapy Register, The Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and The National Hypnotherapy Society.