We'd like you to meet the education Principals of the National College.

Alan Patching




The Principal of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (Aust.) Alan Patching, is somewhat typical of NCHP-UK graduates in that he moved from a different career path into hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. His previous career was in project management of major projects, and even during this phase of his life he passionately pursued his interest in the science of human behaviour.

Alan's clinical practice is on the Gold Coast, and he is a Professional clinical member of the Australian Hypnotherapists' Association. His practise covers a wide range of client issues with an emphasis on two areas - factors (anxieties, phobias etc.) affecting performance in business and sport, and women's issues. In the latter arena he has developed his own hypnotherapy for birthing programme called Hypno Birth Rite, and has recently been appointed the Australian Regional Director of the world wide Hypno Fertility Foundation.



Alan Patching holds the following hypnotherapy and psychotherapy qualifications:

  • The Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in the UK (www.hypnotherapyuk.net)
  • The National College's Diploma in Hypno Psychotherapy
  • The Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapeutic Arts and Sciences from the UK Academy of Hypnotherapeutic Arts and Sciences in the UK (www.elifecoach.com/AdvDipHypnotherapeuticArtSci.asp)
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling from the Academy of Applied Hypnosis in Australia (www.aah.edu.au)
  • Certification as a Consulting Hypnotist by the National Guild of Hypnotists in the USA (NGH) - the world's larges institution of professional hypnotists (www.ngh.org)
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotist accreditation from the NGH 
  • Board Certified Hypnotist rating from the NGH
  • Certified Instructor of Hypnosis rating from the NGH
  • Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming, having been trained, certified and licensed by NLP co-founder, Dr. Richard Bandler (www.purenlp.com and www.richardbandler.com)
  • Certified Hypnofertility consultant from the Hypnofertility Foundation (www.hypnofertilityfoundation.org_
  • Numerous minor hypnotherapy and psychotherapy related certifications

Alan also has decades of general teaching experience both as a visiting lecturer of various universities (he still holds an adjunct professorship at Bond University's School of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development) and as an experienced presenter on the corporate professional speaking circuit where he lectures primarily on the Psychology of Leadership and on Emotional Intelligence in business.

He once represented Australia in professional public speaking.

Alan Patching is the author of five books, 12 e-books and several audio and video programs. Of interest to the field of Hypnotherapy is the book 'Imprints for Success' which he co-authored with Dr. Gerry Flynn.

Alan Patching is a fellow of the Alumni of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in the UK, and a professional clinical member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association.