LCCH International

Psychotherapy and Clinical Studies

We know that properly taught the ability to guide a person into hypnosis is easy to acquire. However, we also know that it takes a long time to learn how to use this skill effectively in order to guide someone through their journey with therapy.

With that in mind, we are certainly not content to simply give you an armoury of tools and techniques and expect you to get on with it. One of the strengths of our training is that we provide you with thorough background knowledge of the implications and structure of psychotherapies in general and hypnotherapy in particular. The psychotherapy models and techniques we teach will help you to better assist your patients as they learn to understand and then change their unhealthy emotional states and self-limiting behaviours, into healthy emotional states and self-helping behaviours.

You may be wondering whether there are there any personal benefits for you? The simple answer is yes! You will learn how to take more control of your personal and professional life as you use the skills you acquire on your own personal self-development journey.


We have a passion for hypnotherapy that means we are constantly seeking to improve our knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject. Our team of lecturers have produced some original and effective approaches to working with a variety of conditions. They have also been (and continue to be) involved in research. Research projects include:

  • exploring how hypnotherapy can be useful in pain management
  • how hypnotherapy can be used as an alternative to anaesthesia
  • whether hypnotherapy has a role in helping to manage asthma
  • how hypnotherapy can be used to encourage positive focus in the work place
  • whether managing emotional responses using hypnotherapy can help protect a persons heart after they have had a heart attack

External Affiliation

We are an approved training organisation for the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) and work closely with them to ensure that hypnotherapy practitioners work ethically and to a high standard.

Our training courses follow (and go beyond) the Core Curriculum for Hypnotherapy as laid down by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The BSCH is a verifying organisation for the CNHC, making sure that that their standards are met and maintained. Graduates from our Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy course who are also members of the BSCH can apply to be placed on the CNHC register of therapists.

We support the work of Anxiety UK. Anxiety UK is a charity that supports individuals and organisations requiring assistance with anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression. Our graduates are able to apply for volunteer positions, bringing hypnotherapy to those affected by anxiety disorders.

We are committed to honouring the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the contribution that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families have given to our country.


LCCH International is approved by local Social Services departments and Health Authorities to offer continuing education and training to their employees, and you should contact your own department for funding.

Anna Zohrabian Scholarship

In memory of a valued friend, researcher and hypnotherapist we proudly offer the ‘Anna Zohrabian Scholarship’. In recognition of her work in the field of neurology, this scholarship is open to individuals working in the NHS who are seeking to use hypnotherapy in their day-to-day work. Candidates must be nominated by their Head of Department. Do feel free to contact our head office for further details on 020 3603 8535.


We do understand the current economic situation, so you can choose to pay your main course fees in instalments. The usual method comprises a modest initial deposit at the time of booking, followed either by the balance of the fee during the first weekend of the Certificate Course, or equal proportions of the balance of the fee during the first, fourth and eighth weekends of the Practitioner Diploma Course. Every effort will be made, however, to meet the needs of students who wish to pay their fees otherwise.

Hypnotherapy Training Accreditation

British Clinical Hypnotherapy Examination Board (BCHEB)

The BCHEB, chaired by Julia Lewis, is the validating body for our practitioner diploma exam. In addition, the board has suggested aims and objectives which the LCCH is pleased to adopt both for the exam and the course leading to it. Course participants may be assured therefore that the LCCH Practitioner Diploma course and exam maintain the highest standards in accordance with criteria laid down by the British Clinical Hypnotherapy Examination Board.

British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy. Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to their code of conduct.

Members of the BSCH are required to sign a formal Code of Conduct, thus maintaining the highest ethical standards of professional practice within the field of hypnotherapy.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority’s demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark.

CNHC has agreed that the BSCH may verify applications for CNHC registration. Members wishing to register should complete the CNHC application form and forward it to the secretary.


“Excellent, well run course – first class support from all the lecturers – in a caring, supportive environment. I feel very privileged to have had such excellent tutoring/assistance.”

Vivian Beanland

“The Certificate course has provided me with a comprehensive introduction to hypnotherapy. The balance between theoretical underpinning and practical experience has provided me with a sound foundation to develop my knowledge and skills further. The different lecturing styles of the tutors and diverse backgrounds of the delegates enabled consistently lively discussion and debate which made the sessions enjoyable and has helped me to establish my own position regarding the nature and appropriate practice of hypnosis. I look forward to continuing my studies.”

Tom Turner, Manchester

“I have very fond memories of my experiences with the LCCH and with the Harvest Clinic. Working in the Oil & Gas industry, I had known for many years that I wanted to change direction. Following my own experience with a hypnotherapist, I realised that I too wanted to stand beside someone as they found their feet in life, just as my therapist had for me. I had considered counselling courses, psychology degrees and even ministry in the past but none of them had ever quite hit the mark. Through a serendipitous experience I came across the LCCH and finally found the training, and the teaching, I had been looking for. I now run my own private practise in Aberdeenshire, working privately with clients and running personal development workshops. It is challenging, exciting and rewarding and now I am able to say that, at last, I am doing the job I feel I was meant to do.”

Nicky Spencer, Scotland

”When looking for a new career I chose clinical hypnotherapy with the LCCH because their courses are academically validated. I wanted the flexibility to work around the needs of my family. I also wanted to continue in a holistic, yet clinical field, as I am a Registered Nurse and have many years’ clinical experience. The course has involved much more work than any of us really appreciated, but that is because it is comprehensive in preparing us to be competent and ethical practitioners. The tutors have been attentive and supportive, especially when seeing our first clients, and continue to provide close supervision. It has been incredibly satisfying to receive ‘thank you’ cards from clients I have helped. It is the most effective ratification that I’m getting it right!”

Paula Walker, London

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