FAQs about the Society
- Can I join the National Hypnotherapy Society if I am already a member of another professional body?
Yes of course – it is your choice to belong to as many professional bodies as you choose. If you are a member of a relevant professional body that holds an Accredited Register then we may be able to offer an equivalent route to register for your membership application.
- Can I still join you if I can’t find all of my qualification certificates?
It is very important that we carry out rigorous checks backed up by relevant evidence when processing membership applications. Do contact us to discuss this and we will do our best to help you – for example you may be able to get alternative proof of your qualifications.
- How can I become a member?
All applications must be received on a signed application form. The National Hypnotherapy Society recognises the experience and skills that each individual can bring to our profession and you will find this in our easy to understand application process. You can access our application forms here.
- Do I have to complete the full application form if I am a member of another organisation that holds an Accredited Register?
If you already hold membership of an appropriate professional body (such as an organisation that holds an accredited register) your application will be fast tracked at the equivalent grade.
- Can I pay my membership fee by debit/credit card or cheque?
We do not accept cards or cheques to pay for membership fees. Attached to your application is a Direct Debit Mandate form to complete, which we submit when processing your application. This helps us keep costs to a minimum and this is reflected in our membership fees. Once a Direct Debit is in place with your bank then your annual membership fee will be paid automatically each year.
- Can I apply for reduced membership fees when in receipt of benefits?
Yes, we offer reduced rates of membership for those on a low income – if you are in receipt of state benefit including state pension or unwaged with no personal income (tax credits not included) then do contact us for more information. We will require written proof of the benefit.
- I want to become a hypnotherapist, what course do you recommend?
The Society cannot recommend one course over another. There are a wide variety of different training providers and courses on offer that have been assessed and in the opinion of the Society the training offered is safe, ethical and delivered in a competent fashion. We advise potential students to take as much care in choosing their course as they would in choosing an individual hypnotherapist. Ensure the ethos and philosophy of the training provider is right for you; don’t be afraid to ask questions and certainly look at as many courses as possible before making a choice. The contact details and website links are provided and so you should take time to read through all the information about both the training provider and the courses you are interested in. Search our recognised training providers to find a course that suits you.
- I have not completed a course that is Accredited by the National Hypnotherapy Society. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can still apply. The National Hypnotherapy Society recognises the experience, skills and qualifications that each individual can bring to our profession and this is reflected in our application process. Whether you have just started on a course to study hypnotherapy, have further developed your skills, or are an experienced practitioner — you will be guided to the appropriate membership level. If you are already a member of another relevant professional body we may be able to fast track your application and offer you a similar membership grade. You can find out a little more about what is required here.
- I want to apply, but don’t have any Public Liability insurance. Do I need this?
As a registrant of The National Hypnotherapy Society it is obligatory that you have current professional insurance. Although you can choose to use any insurance company that offers appropriate cover, the Society has negotiated preferential rates with select insurers for all of our members.
- I want to apply, but don’t have a Supervisor. Do I need one?
As a registrant member of the Society, you must demonstrate a commitment to supervised practice. Supervision should be appropriate to the number of client hours and type of practice essential for the award and maintenance of professional membership. The Society holds a register of qualified and experienced Supervisors whose details are listed in the members' section of the website.
Page last reviewed: 01 September 2021
Next review due: 01 September 2022