Ensure you see a Registered Therapist.
I am NRHP registered
At present anyone can set themselves up in practice as a hypnotherapist, without undergoing any formal training. One way to ensure that your therapist has been properly trained is to ensure that they are a member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists the letters(NRHP)
should be after their name.
All NRHP members have trained to the syllabus requirements of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, or have hypno-psychotherapy training equivalent to the training requirements of the UKCP's Hypno-Psychotherapy Section. The National College provides a thorough training in hypno-psychotherapy, with comprehensive coverage of hypnotherapuetic techniques integrated with a variety of psychotherapuetic approaches.
The National College is the only institution of its kind externally accreditted by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education. Such accreditation has been acknowledged by the Secretary of State for Education as the only public guarantee of standards in independent institutions of further and higher educationin in the UK.United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
The UKCP is registered charity which aims to create a well regulated, broadly based psychotherapy profession. UKCP expects its Member Organisations to adhere to and apply guidelines for standards of training and ethical practice intended for the protection of the public. As a leading national register of Hypno-Psychotherapists, the NRHP, like the National College, is a memeber of the Hypno-Psycotherapy Section Of the UKCP.
NRHP members are strictly regulated in respect of: Qualifications (and their disclosure on request)
Terms, conditions and methods of treatment
Research and Publications
Personal and professional behaviour
Post-qualification supervision and continuing professional development
All National Register therapists carry professional indemnity insurance.