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At LCCH International, we help you to build a firm foundation of knowledge as you explore various approaches to effectively, safely and ethically treat the most common presenting symptoms for hypnotherapy e.g. weight management, insomnia, phobias and of course smoking cessation. Eclectic in nature, our course enables you to become an accomplished, well-rounded and confident hypnotherapist. Your progression through the course will take you from learning the basics through to the application of the therapeutic approaches most appropriate for your clients.
We pride ourselves in helping you become an effective and knowledgeable therapist; this course forms an important part of that process.
The Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (PDCH) is part time, delivered over ten intermittent weekends, usually once a month, in a classroom setting. In addition to the classroom hours, an essential part of the course is an independent guided study programme using our online e-learning facility. Here you will find a wealth of videos of lectures, quizzes, audio files, reading material and other useful resources. Additionally, you will need to complete tasks and assignments, self-directed research and revision.
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.
In some of our centres, we deliver the PDCH course as a weekly evening class, usually during term-times.
On both our evening and weekend courses we provide you with comprehensive workbooks that deliver the core learning, strategies, theoretical background, hypnosis scripts, references, appendices and on-going relevant activities designed to help you assess your progress. We place an emphasis on the practical element in your hypnosis training. This allows you to gain valuable experience in working with people who are in trance, as well as enjoying the benefits of the trance experience yourself. This experience forms part of your personal development, and many of our students notice an increase in their confidence, being more calm, and with a positive mental attitude too.
In accordance with good ethical practice, it is mandatory to join the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) as a student member. This is a national professional body promoting and assuring high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.
Whilst on the course, you need to have professional indemnity insurance. We are pleased to let you know that discounted insurance is available through your membership of the BSCH.
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You will 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. These include help with assessments, audio files, videos of lectures, quizzes and other learning media to enhance your learning, understanding and therapy skills.
Tutorials form an important and integral part of your training. As part of the course, you are required to attend a minimum of 4 personal tutorials. These are designed to help you with your clinical case study, give you a chance to go over anything that you need clarification on, and to speak to an experienced clinical hypnotherapist.
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.
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.
Whether you are seeking to train as a hypnotherapist or simply have an interest in this fascinating subject this course is open to you. You do not need to have had any previous experience of hypnosis or related subjects to study with us.
Our PDCH Course has been useful to people from a wide variety of backgrounds, many of whom have gone on to practise full-time, or part-time to supplement their income. There is ample scope for everyone – and we find an increasing number of our students come to hypnotherapy from diverse backgrounds such as commerce, industry, and domestic life.
As hypnotherapy involves working with members of the public, we do ask you to attend an interview with one of our college officers before being accepted on our training programme. This is to ascertain your understanding of spoken and written English, and to check if there are any medical reasons that may need to be taken into consideration before accepting you. You must be 18 years of age or above to enrol on the course.
Call us on 020 3603 8535 to arrange your interview.
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, initially under clinical supervision in accordance with good ethical practice. Clinical supervision is an activity where you see an experienced hypnotherapist to reflect on your practice. It is a time for you to think about your knowledge and using your skills as a hypnotherapist. The purpose is to enhance your understanding and protect your clients.
On successful completion of the course, 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). And as an Associate member of the BSCH you will also be able to apply for membership of the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council), a body set up with government support to protect the public by maintaining a register of therapists who have trained to a certain standard. As a 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.
Many of our graduates go on to set up their own practice, or add hypnotherapy as an adjunct to their existing practice.
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: £2800
Deposit: £700 (payable on booking)
Weekend 1: £700
Weekend 4: £700
Weekend 8: £700
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 practise hypnotherapy.