Promoting the Profession & Protecting the Public
The General Hypnotheraphy Standards Council (GHSC)
The GHSC was initially established in order to offer a facility through which the diverse field of Hypnotherapy could collectively work towards the status of Professional Self-regulation. (N.B. This was achieved in December 2010 when the Department of Health supported regulator, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council - CNHC, accepted the profession into its Federal Regulatory Programme.)
The Council is composed of numerous Professional Hypnotherapy Organisations and Training Schools and all are listed on our website at www.ghsc.co.uk . Each member organisation nominates one named person with the authority to act as its Representative.
The General Hypnotheraphy Register (GHR)
The GHR is the registering agency for the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. It was originally established following Department of Health guidelines that each separate Complementary & Alternative Medical Profession (CAM) should have a single, central Register of Practitioners. (N.B. All GHR therapists registered at practitioner status are now eligible for inclusion within the CNHC’s regulatory programme.)
The Register is composed of *individual practitioners and is open to any hypnotherapist who is able to satisfy the criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as periodically determined by the GHSC. All Registered Practitioners are required to maintain adequate Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance and to accept our published Code of Ethics & Practice and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure (available to view on our website).
Finding a suitable Hypnotherapist
Every GHR Practitioner is eligible for registration within the Department of Health supported regulator, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and thus contacting a GHR therapist should afford clients the necessary confidence to proceed with a full consultation.
Your local GHR practitioner:
All queries should be addressed to: