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Welcome to the Essex Institute

Accredited hypnosis / hypnotherapy training in the UK

We are one the very few UK schools of hypnotherapy who have the permission of the Secretary of State for the use of the title 'Institute', as a result of being able to clearly show that we are eminent in the field of hypnotherapy training.* We, therefore, are a genuine 'institution' of learning.

When you are looking for hypnotherapy / hypnosis training in the UK, you can do no better than enrol with the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis; studying with us gives you eligibility to be listed on the register of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council when you join one of our accrediting bodies. To find out why this is so important, please click here.

Also, studying with us in our classroom gives you guaranteed membership of these major associations:

  • The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
  • The National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors
  • The Society of Stress Managers
  • The National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists

Please click here to find out more about accreditation and certification.

When you complete our 'in-house' Professional Practitioner course, you are automatically eligible for membership of these bodies. Completing our 2nd year advanced course will instantly give you a higher level of qualification. (In the UK. Eligibility might not be available for individuals living overseas.)

Our training course surpasses the National Occupation Standards and will allow you to register not just with our accrediting bodies but with many other leading associations as well - now click here to go immediately to our Professional Practitioner course page.

We are registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers, number: 10008779

Your Tutor

The Principal of the Essex Institute, Terence Watts, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and also the only psychology-related therapist world-wide to hold the MCGI (Member of the City and Guilds Institute), comparable to a British Masters degree. He has been in successful full time private practice as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist since 1989, originally training in Harley Street, London, England. He has been the originator of many training programmes in use in the UK and abroad and teaches a great deal of the course material at the Essex Institute himself.

He is also an International (including the USA and Asia) lecturer and presenter, a published author of books and manuals about hypnosis and psychotherapy and the author of the Essex Institute Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioner and Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner training UK programmes.

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* This is not intended to imply any governmental/ministerial approval for the Institute itself.

** Under current Law, as at April 2011. The proposed regulation of psychotherapists has been indefinitely postponed and is unlikely to happen before 2016, if at all. The Level 1, 2 & 3 training offered here meets or surpasses the current criteria but revision of content may be carried out if necessary at any time. No guarantee of suitability either express or implied is given. We make every attempt to keep exactly to the course details listed here but reserve the right to make changes where necessary for whatever reasons.

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Hypnotherapy Course

Saturday 26th
April 2014

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The Essex Institute
15 Clarence Road
Southend on Sea
Essex, SS1 1AN

Tel: 01702 434431
FAX: 01702 434432
Speak directly to Terence Watts: 07771 517614
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