Meeting the training requirements for UKCP registration access

Stage 4 Advanced Diploma

 Successful completion of this course earns the Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy and meets the education requirements for Registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

The Advanced Diploma (ADHP [NC]) (which is Stage 4 of our training programme) is awarded to NCHP-UK and NCHP-A graduates who have fulfilled the requirements for recommendation to membership of the UKCP's National Register of Psycho-therapists. This programme is also available to persons who completed a UKCP recognised course in Hypno-Psychotherapy, but have not completed the requirements for UKCP Registration.

While many students of the NCHP-A are anticipated to be more likely to satisfy themselves with study to Diploma level, thereby meeting the educational requirements for Professional clinical membership of the Australian Hypnotists Association and the Australian Society for Clinical Hypnotherapists, some will want to continue to Advanced Diploma level for personal or professional development reasons, or perhaps to enjoy membership of respected international hypno-psychotherapy institutions.

The UKCP is a registered charity in Britain which acts as the major regulatory body for psychotherapy training and registering organisations throughout the UK.   Both the NCHP-UK and the NCSAG are members of the Hypno-Psychotherapy Section of UKCP. 

NCHP-A is able to offer our graduates the opportunity to apply for registration with the UKCP, via the NCHP-UK, subject to fulfilling their requirements.  

Amongst the training requirements specified by UKCP are the acquisition of a critical understanding of the relevance of studies in human development, psychopathology, sexuality, ethics, research and social science. Consistent with any reputable psychotherapy training, NCHP has included such elements within its training even before the creation of UKCP.

Psychotherapy training is, itself, one of the social sciences. The study of human relationships is, of course, central to what we so in much of our training. Of necessity, therefore, human development and sexuality are addressed throughout training as well as through a discrete package presented as a supplementary course (in order to make it readily available to the broader therapeutic community who might want to complete the course for personal interest or to earn Continuing Professional Development credits to meet the ongoing membership requirements of various professional institutions. Similarly, the topic of ethics is addressed on numerous occasions, either within the course proper (e.g., practice ethics, addressed as early as weekend four of stage one), or through supplementary elements (e.g., ethics, the ethics of research - see below, the therapeutic relationship via interactive counselling skills - also below, ethics governing submission of dissertations via the Joint Committee on Ethical Research, and the Code of Ethics and Practice, by which both NCHP-UK, NCHP-A and their graduate students are all bound).

Throughout our training we also address, to the extent required by various institutions including the AHA, basic medical considerations that must be addressed in the ethical practice of hypno-psychotherapy. Medical information is not provided to teach diagnostic skills, but rather to provide a solid basis from which hypno-psychotherapists can deal effectively and professionally with medical practitioners in helping client's resolve issues.

Where we consider that our central training might usefully be supplemented, as for example in Research or Psychopathology, separate provision is made. As some graduates of NCHP-A might be interested in seeking UKCP registration for any of the reasons mentioned above, it makes sense to provide a description of UKCP entry requirements. These will be made available to interested students of NCHP-A upon request.