It is of paramount importance that the needs of the public (therefore any prospective clients) are protected at all times.  I am registered with the following professional bodies in order that the client may feel safe and secure in the knowledge that I am highly trained, adhere to a strict code of ethics and have undertaken to partake in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to keep me educated into the very latest developments in the field:

    The Complentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is a Department of Health funded (at least initially) body who has taken on the role of external regulatorfor the hypnotherapy profession.  However, membership is still voluntary and anyone not CNHC registered should not be viewed in any lesser a light than those who are.

    The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) is one of the largest professional bodies for hypnotherapists.  They have strict criteria for membership i.e. being appropriately trained and qualified, an undertaking to continue with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the upkeep of a minimum number of client hours.  Although they have a complaints procedure to protect the public, it is believed that this function is handed over to the CNHC for those therapists who have chosen to become members.

     The General Hypnotherapy Register is the registering arm of the GHSC.

     The Central Stop Smoking Register (CRSST) is maintained by the GHR and is a sub register of those therapists who specialise in smoking cessation.

    A register of complementary practitioners from many disciplines maintained by the NHS Trusts Association.

    Emotional Freedom Technique is an energy meridian or “tapping” therapy.  It has been described as a non invasive form of acupuncture.  This is not the mark of a particular register, merely shows that I have been trained in this modality (at an advanced level).  More information on this can be found in the Adjunctive Therapies page.

    Again, not a professional registration, but an affiliation where I enjoy the latest in clinical research into the efficacy of hypnosis in the clinical setting.