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Hypnotherapy Diploma Course - London, UK

If you are thinking about becoming a hypnotherapist, whether full-time, part-time as a second income, or even just as a rewarding hobby, you are in the right place! Our sister-company, HypnoTC, offers live, face-to-face hypnotherapy training that is second to none! The hypnotherapy diploma & international NGH hypnotherapy certificate course covers everything that you need to know in order to become a hypnotherapist. Whether you have a little knowledge, or even if you know nothing about hypnotherapy at all, this course will provide you with all that you need to begin seeing clients and working as a professional hypnotherapist. This is one of the most comprehensive and practical hypnotherapy courses available in the UK today.

When you complete training with HypnoTC, you develop skills in understanding how to remedy various issues and how best to affect positive change in challenging situations with a variety of different clients. You learn how to manage a hypnotherapy practice, how to market your business effectively and also to improve your general communication skills. These skills are particularly useful if your intended occupation is within the healthcare industry, but also provides a very advantageous foundation if you intend to progress onto further studies.

Rory Z Fulcher and Dr Kate Beaven-Marks with a large group of hypnotherapy diploma graduates and their hypnotherapy certificates

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Quick Facts

The HypnoTC Hypnotherapy Diploma & NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate course is a comprehensive hypnotherapy qualification that blends theory and practical applications, to give students a sound foundation of knowledge and practical experience on which to build their skills whilst practicing in a professional capacity. 

You will learn all about hypnosis; how to hypnotise, “deepen” the state of hypnosis and wake people up. Throughout the course we cover a diverse range of effective hypnotherapy techniques and theories, including: Analytical, cognitive, behavioural, Ericksonian, metaphorical and regressive approaches. The aim is for you to be a confident, competent hypnotherapist upon graduation.

This internationally recognised course has supplementary material to reflect the requirements of the UK Hypnotherapy National Occupational Standards and Core Curriculum.


Duration: 130 Hours (20 Days) Classroom Training over 9-10 months 

Duration Note: Actual course duration = 160 Hours (including breaks)

Location: London (Embankment)

Cost: £2995

Qualifications: ‘Hypnotherapy Diploma’ & internationally recognised ‘Hypnotherapy Certificate’ (optional)

Diploma Qualification details: Diploma is awarded by HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company

Certificate Qualification details: Certificate is awarded by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)

Externally Assessed for Quality

The HypnoTC Hypnotherapy Diploma & NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate course has been externally assessed and accredited at Practitioner Level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK), to ‘Accredited Practitioner Diploma’ level with the British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) and has been further accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

Upon qualification, graduates of this course will be eligible to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). For more information see: www.cnhc.org.uk

Course Structure

Teaching is provided in a supportive classroom environment. Each tuition day will include theoretical lectures, presentations and discussions, together with practical demonstrations, group activities and practice of techniques taught. The course notes will be supplemented by additional online materials, according to the topics being covered. You can expect 20 full days (9am-5pm) in the classroom, training days will be grouped into 10 separate training weekends over a duration of 10 months.

In addition to ‘class’ time, students are also required to complete directed and self-directed home study and homework assignments. Students are also advised to practice self-hypnosis daily and keep a reflective journal and coursework portfolio. Although personal study time varies from student to student, you should allow between 8 to 10 hours each week for homework completion. Homework is mandatory, and must be completed in order to receive your qualification / certification.

Total tuition and study hours (including classroom training and all homework assignments) are expected to be in the region of 450 hours. The UK Core Curriculum indicates that classroom (face-to-face) training must meet / exceed 120 hours and home-study must meet / exceed 330 hours, meaning 450 total learning hours as a minimum. Excluding breaks, the HypnoTC classroom training is 130 hours (160 hours including breaks).

Video Supplements

In addition to the extensive student handouts and classroom training, during the course you will also have access to a large number of online training videos that are specifically designed to work alongside the course notes and topics covered in class.

These videos cover a diverse range of topics and contain both theory lectures and practical demonstrations of hypnotic techniques and therapeutic approaches, and are an invaluable resource for use throughout the duration of the course.

Nine video thumbnails as featured on the HypnoTC Diploma course Student Learning Centre page

Course Syllabus

Active listening
Addressing myths and misconceptions
Assessing delivery style
 (permissive, authoritarian, VAKOG)
BASICS assessment
Case History, client intake and consultation
Contra-indications and cautions
Counselling skills
Engaging and empowering the client
Gaining consent
Goal setting, management
 (and the GIFT technique)
Positioning and posture
 (the introduction to hypnosis)
Rapport (influencing factors, development and maintenance)
Scaling (general, diagnostic, regression, SUD, VOC)
Session structure
Solution-focused questioning
Symptom management hierarchy
Treatment planning and phases

Awakening and re-alerting
 (permissive, authoritarian, rapid, fractionation, physical, tactile, trigger)
Distraction management
 (authoritarian, permissive, rapid, progressive, eye fixation, metaphorical, fractionation, physical, confusion, trigger, hyperempiria, Elman induction, Dr Flowers induction, use of accessories)
Resolving abreactions
 (suggestibility, hypnotisability, compliance, depth)

Analytical approaches:

Dissociation approaches (General, parts therapy, stage dissociation, fast phobia technique)
Ideomotor Response (IMR) approaches (IMR installation, IMR questioning, IMR therapy)
Inner child (models and concepts, revisiting technique, forgiveness technique)
Insight gathering (automatic writing)
Metaphorical (Wise old person) 

Behavioural approaches:

Analgesia and anaesthesia approaches
Breathing techniques
(Aversion, hypnodesensitisation, positive change technique)
Ego strengthening (direct, indirect and metaphorical)
Metaphorical (Re-write technique)
Mind-body (PNI) (Control room approaches, mind-body dissociation, Eslinger Pain to Comfort technique, pain diminishing technique)
Resource building and positive states (Anchoring)
Safe place and favourite place of relaxation
(Influences, change process)
Suggestion use and management (direct, indirect, Ericksonian, metaphorical, truisms, questions, use of the negative) 

Cognitive approaches:

Acceptance and Commitment therapy
Archetypes and the Persona
 (persona switch technique)
Core values (identification and use)
Cognitive distortions (identification and management)
Rational and Emotive Behaviour therapy (REBT) 

Ericksonian approaches:

Ericksonian hypnotherapy approaches
Ericksonian metaphors and the interspersal technique
Ericksonian language patterns

Metaphorical approaches:

Creating metaphors for therapy
 (the art of story-writing and story-telling)
Healing white light 

Regressive and time-related approaches:

Affect bridge
Age regression
 (various approaches)
Future pacing
Metaphorical regression approaches
 (Library, miscellaneous)
Past life regression
Preparing for time distortion and regression
 (diagnostic scale, clean language, Early learning technique)
Time distortion 


Running self-hypnosis courses
Teaching clients self-hypnosis

Anger management
Bereavement and loss
Blushing and Erythrophobia
Conception and childhood
 (bed-wetting, childhood anxiety disorders, pregnancy, psychogenic infertility)
Dental hypnosis
Eating disorders
 (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating)
Headaches and migraines
Memory enhancement
Nail biting
Pain management
Panic attacks/disorder
Paranoia, psychosis, and neurosis
Performance anxiety
Phobias and phobic disorders
Psychosexual disorders
Skin conditions and dermatology
Sleep disorders (parasomnias)
Smoking cessation
 (phased reduction, Rory Z single session approach, Ron Eslinger programme)
Speech impediments and stammering
Sport hypnosis
Stress management
Terminal illness and death
Trauma and PTSD
Weight management
 (weight loss and weight gain)

Anatomy, physiology, and psychopathology
Developing linguistic variety
Glossary of hypnotherapy and associated terms
Historical, traditional and contemporary theories of hypnosis
Locus of control
Memory, the theories of
Nature of induction and influencing factors
Neuro-linguistic programming influences
Psychological influences and key terms
 (Adlerian, analytical, behavioural, cognitive, eclectic, humanistic, integrative, Gestalt, psychodynamic, mechanistic, solution-focused, transpersonal)
Resistance and transference
The mind
 (conscious and unconscious mind, processes, and the mind-body connection)
Use of the breath
Use of voice

Audit, research and reflective practice (evaluating and reviewing treatment and therapist effectiveness)
Client management (accompanied clients, case management, therapeutic communications and professional relationships, client risk management, safeguarding, Bill of Rights, engaging and empowering the client, working with minors and vulnerable adults)
Consent, confidentiality, safeguarding and client risks (informed, implicit, explicit, competence to consent)
Engaging with research (evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence, understanding and using research, research good practice)
Ethics and codes of conduct
Group hypnosis
 (adapting approaches, group dynamics and roles within groups, running courses and single sessions)
Marketing and promotion (traditional, online, social media, website development)
Policies and procedures (employment, organisational, legislation)
Products (development, management, promotion)
Professional practice (development, management, scope of complementary medicine health care, record keeping, insurance, codes of conduct, professional associations and voluntary regulation; CNHC)
Session structure (planning and management)
Setting clients homework (tasking, activities and ‘contracts for action’)
Setting up and managing a new business
Therapist development
 (meeting the hypnotherapy core curriculum, the role of CPD, clinical supervision, sharing good practice, therapist wellbeing, study skills)

Practitioner development:

Case studies
Communication skills
 (development e.g. explanation of hypnosis; assessment e.g. record protocol and reflect on recording; voice development e.g. voice improvement exercises)
Creating protocols and outlines to address specific goals / symptoms
Creating scripts and suggestions
Practice assessment techniques
Practicing learned techniques and evaluating outcomes and any areas for improvement
Using the HypnoTC language cards in day-to-day situations

Knowledge development:

Engaging with other resources (e.g. books / research / YouTube)
Reading and revising notes
Watching videos and using resources in the Student Learning Centre

Business development:

Development of business resources (e.g. leaflets, posters business cards, information sheets, handouts, website, social media)
Development of marketing strategy 

Personal development:

Undertaking self-hypnosis for resource and resilience building and to address any identified issues or symptoms
Using learned techniques to address own issues / goals (where appropriate) 

Course Assessment

There are a range of theory assignments, assessed throughout the duration of the course, drawing upon literature, personal research and your individual application of learned skills. There is also ongoing assessment and feedback of your practical skill development.

Homework – Each weekend you are given homework assignments to support the material covered in class that weekend. Homework is individually marked and assessed. Completion of ALL homework is mandatory in order to pass the course / receive your certification.

Case studies – There are three case study tasks that must be completed before the final weekend of the course. These incorporate both single and multiple session models.

Final Exam – On the final weekend of the course, there will be an exam that must be passed in order for you to receive your certificate / qualification.

The final exam consists of three separate parts. There will be a “written question” paper, a “case history” paper and finally a practical skills examination. You will be given your exam results at the end of the final day, prior to the awarding of certificates.

A group of HypnoTC hypnotherapy diploma graduates and their NGH hypnotherapy certificates


This course is certified both by HypnoTC and the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). Upon successfully passing the course, your hypnotherapy diploma will entitle you to use the letters D.Hyp after your name. In addition, the internationally recognised NGH certificate (optional) entitles you to use the letters C.H. after your name.

Here’s an example of both certificates:

A framed Hypnotherapy Diploma certificate on the wall
A framed international NGH hypnotherapy certificate on the wall

Upon qualification, you will also be eligible to join a range of UK professional bodies and associations, such as the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), the British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

Membership with appropriate UK organisations (such as those mentioned above), will enable you to apply for registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the voluntary regulator for hypnotherapy in the UK – this is ideal if you’re looking to work alongside other healthcare professionals, doctors and the NHS.

Entry Requirements

No previous experience of hypnosis or hypnotherapy is required in order to join this course.

You will need a good understanding of written and spoken English and you must be medically fit to attend the course and as such, will be asked to sign a “fitness-to-practice declaration” (see below for medical contra-indications).

You must be of good character, also be aware that you may be asked to apply for a DBS/CRB check (Disclosure & Barring Service/Criminal Records Bureau), particularly if you intend to work with children or vulnerable adults.

You must have reached your 18th birthday prior to the exam date.

You will also need to be sufficiently emotionally mature, to be able to work with clients and listen to a broad range of topics (including sexual problems, trauma, phobias, stress, chronic conditions and terminal illness).

There is no “upper” age limit on this course – so if you’re a lively senior citizen, do feel free to sign up, people of all ages (18+) are welcome.

Before applying for a place on this course, please let us know if you have experienced or currently experience any psychological, psychiatric, medical, physical or neurological disorder, including:

  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • If you are fitted with a pacemaker
  • Severe visual/auditory impairment
  • If you are currently experiencing undiagnosed pain
  • Significant past physical/emotional trauma
  • If you are using medication which may impair your concentration


To join the course, you must have a good working knowledge of the English language (both spoken and written). You must be able to speak English fluently and understand the majority of words used in everyday language. We are unable to make allowances if you cannot understand the language used within the training material / delivery.

(If you think this could be a concern, please speak to us directly).

We support learners with learning differences such as dyslexia. The course materials are supplied in black ink on white paper in a sans-serif font. Materials can be printed on pastel paper to suit the learners’ preferred learning approach upon request.

Fitness to practice declaration

By booking you are declaring yourself as ‘fit to practice’ (see the ‘entry requirements’ section above). If at any point you are no longer deemed (by us) fit to practice, we reserve the right to withdraw you from the course – a proportional refund may be given.

Course Fees

The course fee is just £2995 (all training materials & exams* included)

The fee covers: Twenty days tuition, ongoing support and guidance in between live training days, post-course email/telephone support, all training materials, all exams* and your diploma certificate.

(* see ‘Extra Costs’ tab for info on exam resit costs and NGH certification fee)

Course materials: All mandatory training material, examinations and diploma certification are included in the cost of the course 

International Certification Fee: In order to receive your international NGH certification, the certification fee must be paid directly to the NGH before the end of the course (details will be provided by your tutors). The current certification fee is roughly $135 (USD) and also includes your first year’s NGH membership . 

Insurance: All students must arrange suitable hypnotherapy student insurance (you will be provided with recommendations on weekend 1 of the course). Generally, this does not exceed around £35 (guideline).

Catch-up sessions: If you miss a day of the course, you will be required to have a private catch up session to cover the material missed. This is at an additional cost of £90 per day missed. 

Over 3+ days missed: If you miss over 3 days (15%) of the course, the normal catch up day fee (£90) is then succeeded by an ‘hourly fee’ of £30. This is in order to make up your hours in line with the UK Core Curriculum.

Exam weekend catch-up sessions: If you miss the exam weekend (or 1 day), you will be required to have a private catch up session to cover the material and exams missed. This is at an additional cost of £150 for the first day (Saturday), £210 for the second day (Sunday), or £360 for the full weekend. 

Exam resits: Students are allowed one free resit (in class time) for all exams, however, if you require further resits these will incur an additional fee. The fees are:
– Short question paper exam: £120
– Case study paper exam: £150
– Practical exam: £210.

There are no other mandatory additional costs, but do remember to consider “incidentals” (food, travel, accommodation, etc).

Full payment is structured as follows:
£2995 at time of booking


(Direct bank transfer option only available for payment in full – instalments must be paid via PayPal payment)

Please note that course fees (& initial deposits) are non-refundable, and if you decide to cease your studies at any stage of the course before completion, the full course fee (if outstanding) will remain due, although consideration will be given for exceptional circumstances.

A payment-plan is available should you not want to pay in full upon booking. The payment plan is structured as follows:
Deposit; £645 at time of booking 
1st instalment; £480 prior to weekend one
2nd instalment; £480 prior to weekend two
3rd instalment; £480 prior to weekend three
4th instalment; £480 prior to weekend four
Final instalment; £480 prior to weekend five

All payments are non refundable.

The payment-plan is subject to an additional £50 admin fee (included in installment-price). You save £50 by paying in full.

Payment of all instalments is expected in a timely manner, at least 48 hours prior to the start of each respective course weekend.


Don’t just take our word for how great this course is, take a look at these video testimonials to hear what some past graduates had to say about it:

Course Dates

We run 2 courses per year, one starting in February, the next starting in September. These courses often fill up months in advance (as they are limited to 18 students per course), check out the upcoming course dates below.


Location: London (Whitehall), UK

Venue: The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Duration: Feb 2021 – Oct 2021

Weekend Dates: 27/28 Feb – 27/28 Mar – 24/25 Apr – 22/23 May – 12/13 June – 10/11 Jul – 7/8 Aug – 4/5 Sept – 2/3 Oct – 23/24 Oct

Timing: Training days run from 9am-5pm

Useful Tip: Stick the above ‘Weekend Dates’ in your diary/calendar now, to avoid “double booking” these important weekends.

Available Discounts?

A 10% discount is available for members of the armed Forces (and ex-forces).

Please let us know that you qualify for the 10% discount when you submit your application and we’ll give you the discount upon proof of eligibility.

Apply Now

The course application process consists of two steps, an initial application form, followed by a telephone interview. Rory and Kate (the tutors) like to know who is joining the course, and as well as ensuring this is the right course for you, the tutors like to ensure that you are right for the course. By enrolling individuals who are a ‘good fit’, HypnoTC works towards creating a positive learning environment for all students (including you).

So, when you’re ready to begin the application process, click the button below and complete our Hypnotherapy Diploma Application Form – once that’s done, we’ll contact you directly to arrange a telephone interview:

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