Transformational Training in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Birmingham – Bristol – Glasgow – Leeds – Liverpool
London – York – Lisbon – Porto

020 3 603 8535

Our Mission

LCCH International provides intending practitioners of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, as well as those with an interest in the subject, with the practical skills and theoretical background knowledge to practise hypnotherapy safely and ethically.

Taught by our highly experienced therapists and lecturers, our aim is to provide quality training in clinical hypnotherapy. We enable our students to deal confidently and effectively with a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms from the so-called straight forward, to the complexities of trauma. Practical skills training is an essential part of all LCCH International hypnotherapy training courses.

“LCCH International was recommended to me and having completed their Practitioner’s course, I now know why! The mix of face-to-face learning, self-study, supervised case studies and tutorials has equipped me with both the knowledge and practical clinical experience I needed to launch straight into practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist upon graduation.  I particularly enjoyed the lively debates within the classroom sessions and with my tutor about different therapeutic approaches and the latest research within the fields of hypnotherapy and psychology.” Debbie Winyard

Our Courses

We have always maintained that Hypnotherapy is a unique, stand-alone professional discipline in its own right and our courses reflect this.

Our Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, Advanced Practitioner Diploma and Medical Diploma training courses, and CPD Masterclasses are held throughout the United Kingdom at our seven regional centres in LondonBristol, Birmingham, LeedsGlasgow, and our new centres Liverpool and York.

Practical Skills-based Training

We pride ourselves on teaching you how to develop effective and practical hypnotherapy skills that are based on sound theoretical foundations. We demonstrate the techniques we teach before guiding you through their practical application. For every technique we teach, you will then practice with each other. We feel it is extremely important for you to not only know how to guide someone through the experience, but also to gain a perspective from your patient’s point of view. Your lecturer or supervisor will always oversee practise sessions as you take the opportunity to enjoy the hypnotic experience.

International Venues

Our courses are delivered internationally at our centres in Portugal, where they are presented in English and in translated versions. Our centres are pioneers in their respective regions and ensure that the highest quality of training is made available to the increasingly global community of hypnotherapists. Our international centres are pivotal to our collaboration with a wide variety of global medical and non-medical organisations.

Our international centres include: Lisbon and Porto.


Hypnosis is perhaps best described as a naturally occurring state of mind – with the emphasis on the word ‘naturally’. People go willingly into hypnosis and as such become more suggestible to the prospect of change. As a hypnotherapist you will guide your patient into this state as part of the process of empowering them to work with their problems. Hypnotherapy is what is says on the box: therapy carried out when a person is in a state of hypnosis.

Tailored options

Our Courses

Training in clinical hypnotherapy

Free Taster Day of Hypnotherapy Training

Are you interested in finding out what hypnotherapy is all about before deciding to train? If so, then do come along to one of our taster days where you will get to try your hand at hypnosis – yes, you will be taught how to guide someone into trance and to have an experience of enjoying trance yourself – in a safe and fun environment. You will also get to meet some of our team and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about this fascinating subject.

New dates for early 2019 just released:

Birmingham – 26th January

Bristol – 19th January

Liverpool – 16th March

London – 9 February

York – 2nd February


Training in clinical hypnotherapy

Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

You asked and we listened! We are delighted to present by popular demand our new Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (PDCH). This exciting new learning experience is your comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of clinical hypnotherapy. We have put a lot of thought into the new PDCH course. It is designed to introduce and then deepen your understanding as you journey towards entering into professional practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. The course is diverse and you will learn to become a confident, well-rounded therapist as you explore analytical, cognitive, behavioural and goal-directed approaches to hypnotherapy.


Training in clinical hypnotherapy

Medical Diploma Course

This intensive course is open to you if you are a medical doctor, dentist, or a suitably qualified medical professional. If you are a nurse, paramedic, osteopath, chiropractor, clinical psychologist, health psychologist or physiotherapist who has a minimum of a BSc (Hons) or equivalent then you are welcome to apply. Providing you with more than simple adjunctive skills, this course effectively helps you to integrate hypnotherapy skills into your medical practice, or become a hypnotherapy practitioner in your own right.


Training in clinical hypnotherapy

CPD Events

We frequently present one day Masterclasses on topics of interest to hypnotherapists and other healthcare professionals. We hold these around the UK and abroad and they are open to all who wish to attend. The classes not only allow you to advance your training in clinical hypnotherapy by exploring a particular subject at a very deep level, but they also give you the opportunity to network with LCCH International alumni and therapists who have trained with other organisations.


Training in clinical hypnotherapy

Advanced Courses

We created these short courses in response to your feedback. We recognise that once qualified many people seek to expand their skills and knowledge without having to go for examinations. So with that in mind, these non-examinable short courses provide you with an in-depth exploration of more complex symptoms, advanced techniques and approaches.


Training in clinical hypnotherapy

Specialist Courses

These short courses have been created to appeal to a wide variety of healthcare professionals and those seeking to add a very specific aspect of hypnosis or a technique that compliments to their current therapeutic toolbox.



Hypnotherapy training

New courses starting throughout the UK

Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis dates have been published for courses around the UK starting 2019

If you want to start learning about hypnotherapy or want to become a hypnotherapist then this is the course for you! Situated around the UK, these are now open for booking. New dates for Glasgow have just been published. Find out more about the course and check out dates for your centre by clicking here.

Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy dates released for 2019

Open to you if you are a medical doctor, dentist, or a suitably qualified medical professional, the next course will start on the 11th May 2019 and lasts for 8 weekends (meeting once per month). To find out more and to book, click here

Pain hypnosis

More evidence supporting the use of hypnotherapy to manage pain

Researchers at the University of Utah Hospital have reaffirmed that hypnotherapy can be used to help reduce pain. In a yearlong study that involved 244 participants experiencing intense pain as a result of disease or surgery they found that a 15-minute session of hypnotherapy or mindfulness immediately decreased pain levels in a way similar to powerful opioid drugs. The lead researcher, Dr Eric Garland stated that the clinically significant level of pain relief is roughly equivalent to the pain relief produced by the opioid drugs.

Find out more here…

Hypnotherapy Back Pain

Do you have lower back pain? Try hypnotherapy!

Lower back pain is the scourge of many peoples lives. Most suffer for prolonged periods with the only perceived help coming from pain medications and the wearing of back supports. For a while now the medical profession has been investigating whether hypnotherapy can help alleviate the unpleasant symptoms. And they seem to be coming up trumps. Studies are showing that people with long-term lower back pain are benefiting with improved sleep and better pain management with hypnosis. A recent study looked at combining hypnotherapy with physiotherapy and discovered that hypnotherapy helped to improve the outcomes seen with physiology in reducing pain, improving movement and reducing psychological distress. More research needs to be carried out, but this combination of two very different disciplines is looking hopeful for those experiencing the trials and tribulations of back pain.

Find out more here…

Featured Graduate

Hypnotherapy training

Karena Westergaard BA, PDCH, BSCH (Assoc)

Originally from New Zealand, I received a Bachelor degree in Psychology & Social Sciences from The University of Sydney and subsequently pursued a career in finance and human resources. During my thirties, my life was literally turned around when I consulted a Clinical Hypnotherapist to help deal with stress. The empowering experience rekindled my interest in the power of the mind and in particular I became fascinated in how hypnotherapy, when practiced at an accomplished level, can facilitate rapid results and lasting changes.

As the Hypnotherapist who helped me was a graduate of the LCCH International, this was obvious place for me to study, booking on to and successfully completing the Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I enjoyed both the practical aspects and the academic vigour of the course; the course progression is very natural and I felt accomplished and confident upon completion. I found it was beneficial having so many different lecturers and tutors, from a variety of academic backgrounds and careers, each with their different styles of practice and I find myself incorporating different aspects of what I learnt from each of them, in my own practice.

I am thrilled to be putting it all in practice in my busy town centre clinic in Horsham, West Sussex where I see a variety of patients from all walks of life with the vast majority of my patients seeking help for stress and anxiety related issues.

My website is and clinic reception can be contacted on (01403) 275 000

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