GHSC Accreditation

The GHSC Accreditation is the validating body for the practitioner diploma exam. The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) are the UK’s largest and most prominent organisations within the field of Hypnotherapy.

Together they present an exemplary model for the simultaneous protection of the public and the provision of practitioner credibility and services.

The GHSC is responsible for overseeing the criteria for the ongoing registration of individual practitioners within the GHR. GHSC Accreditation.


The GHR is the governing body that you will be a member of once you have completed your training. GHR is overseen by the GHSC and is responsible for its day to day administration together with the implementation of all GHSC decisions.

It is a professional association and register of practising hypnotherapists, comprising more than 3,000 UK based individual practitioners, together with registered therapists in some 35 countries around the world, which can be viewed via our online hypnotherapy directory.

We are additionally a verifying organisation for those practitioners who wish to register within the Hypnotherapy section of the profession’s Voluntary Regulator, the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, set up with Department of Health funding. GHSC Accreditation.


The ACCPH it is an independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

All Accreditation of courses and training will be of the highest standard and closely follow the level benchmarks set by Ofqual.

Because of this transparency and our membership profile database it allows any interested party to make an accurately informed decision about a therapist or coach. The profile on our website is short by design. It contains the information for potential clients to check they are qualified and who they say they are. The practitioners website is the correct place for all their details and how they practice, etc.

ACCPH aims to serve:

Professionals who hold recognised qualifications from attending a course over a period of time.

Members of the public and businesses who use are looking for a qualified counsellor, coach , psychotherapist or hypnotherapist.

The public and employers can verify with total confidence that the therapist or coach they are considering using actually has the qualification(s) they claim to have. We will have thoroughly vetted them before they are accepted into the ACCPH membership register. If they have a profile we will have checked them thoroughly for you.

We ensure they have up-to-date full Professional Liability Insurance. Practitioners have to provide ACCPH with a current insurance certificate when they join and annually after that.

For practitioners ACCPH gives you a very powerful professional platform to help you market your skills, qualifications, website, blog and social media transparently to a targeted audience.


The 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. GHSC Accreditation.

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. General Medical Council (GMC) guidance confirms that doctors can refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers.