Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy


If you are looking to further your understanding or to enter into professional practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, then this hypnotherapy training is for you. We work with you to build upon the knowledge that you gain on the Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis course and help you explore approaches to effectively, safely and ethically treat the most common symptoms presenting for hypnotherapy. The course is eclectic in nature, so does not stick to one particular theoretical model. The benefit of this is that you will learn to become a well-rounded therapist as you explore analytical, cognitive, behavioural and goal-directed hypnotherapeutic approaches. The buzz-word in therapy today is ‘pluralism’, which means applying the most appropriate approach (or approaches) for your patient, based on their presenting symptom, needs, personality and expectations for therapy. Something our course teaches you to do with confidence.

Course work

Our Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy Course (PDCH) consists of ten intermittent weekends, personal tutorials sessions and independent guided study. You will be provided with comprehensive weekend workbooks that deliver the core learnings of the course and contain strategies, theoretical background, hypnosis scripts, references, appendices and ongoing checkpoint activities designed to help you assess your progress.

To enhance your learning experience, you are strongly encouraged to read course material in advance of attending each weekend. In addition, you are also encouraged to carry out wider reading of relevant books and journal articles to broaden your knowledge beyond the course materials. LCCH International graduates pride themselves in their ability to have a broad spectrum of understanding of their subject, one that allows them to effectively communicate with other professionals.

As part of your course requirements, and in accordance with good ethical practice, you are required to join the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). The BSCH is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy. As a student member of the BSCH you will also have on-line access to three major hypnotherapy journals: The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Contemporary Hypnosis, and The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

It is also important that, whilst on the course, you have professional indemnity insurance. We are pleased to say that discounted insurance is available through your membership of the BSCH.

Online resources

You will also have access to our online e-learning environment where you can post questions, interact with lecturers and other students on your course. Plenty of resource material is available to download that includes an example assessment essay, audio files and other learning media.


Tutorials continue to form an important and integral part of your training. As with the Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis course, your tutor will check that you fully understand the content of the previous weekend and provide you with a chance to practice techniques learnt, as well as offer helpful guidance for your final exam. Within your tutorial requirement, your tutor will also provide clinical supervision for the case study you will be presenting as part of your PDCH assessment.

On weekend one of your course, you will be given a list of tutors. You will then be responsible for selecting and contacting a tutor – usually in your own area, to meet for an hour’s tutorial at least once after each lecture weekend. A minimum of ten tutorial sessions are required as part of your course and exam structure.

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Terms and conditions

The information (including fees) on this site is accurate at the time publication, but amendments may be made from time to time without notice, both in relation to individual courses and the facilities or services available from, or provided by, the College.

Course fees are fully inclusive of all course materials.

A minimum enrolment total is required for the opening of any class. The College reserves the right to withdraw or change a class, course or programme, if there is significant reduction in attendance.

Fees paid, either in full or in part, are not refundable unless the course is cancelled. However, should you not be accepted to attend the Course, your deposit will be refunded in full.

Required tutorial fees are paid directly to your tutor.

These conditions do not affect your statutory rights.


Passing the Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis examination is the minimum requirement for you to gain a place on the PDCH Course. An interview may be needed in certain instances to assess eligibility.

You may also be considered if you have obtained prior qualifications from a recognised hypnotherapy training establishment in the UK or abroad. You may also be required to pass the Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis exam by attending the fourth weekend of the Certificate Course. If this is the case, then you will be provided with relevant notes and tutorials prior to the exam weekend and will be advised of fees when inquiring.

Exit skills

You will be awarded the Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy on successful completion of the course. This means that you will be able to enter professional practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist under clinical supervision. You will also be able to use the designating letters PDCH after your name.

When you graduate from the PDCH course you will be accepted for Associate Membership of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis – BSCH(Assoc).

As an Associate member of the BSCH you will also be able to apply for membership of the CNHC (Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council).


Once you successfully complete the PDCH you have the option to continue your studies by attending a variety of short specialist courses specifically designed for qualified practitioners. These explore more complex presenting symptoms and advanced therapeutic techniques. These courses do not have examinations. However, if you wish to submit for examination, this can lead to achieving the award of Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy.


The course costs: £3360
Deposit: £700 (payable on booking)
Weekend 1: £840
Weekend 4: £840
Weekend 8: £840

Examination fee: £195 (payable on the day of your examination)
Tutorial fees: £30 per student per hour (payable directly to your tutor)

BSCH Application: Contact the BSCH for latest fees

Professional Indemnity Insurance: Varies from £45 – £95 per annum depending on insurance company. You should check with the BSCH to see what discounts are available. If you are already in practice as a therapist, you should check your current insurance to see if you are already covered to practice hypnotherapy.