WHY YOU CAN TRUST A CNHC REGISTERED HYPNOTHERAPIST
This page describes how the CNHC protects the public and NHS Providers by ensuring that those on its register are properly trained, qualified and insured hypnotherapy practitioners.
To quote from the CNHC website:-
The Department of Health has recommended that,where CNHC registers the complementary therapists in question, you consult with someone who is CNHC registered.
CNHC registered hypnotherapy practitioners using the CNHC quality mark demonstrate to members of the general public and other healthcare providers that they conform to national standards of practice in their work.
If a hypnotherapist has the CNHC quality mark it means that they:
- Have undertaken a programme of education and training which meets, as a minimum, the National Occupational Standards and the core curriculum for the complementary therapy/discipline concerned where a core curriculum has been agreed
- Have achieved competency to the level of the National Occupational Standards for the therapy/discipline concerned by means of relevant experience of at least three years and /or relevant training and been assessed by their peers as having met those standards
- Have provided an independent reference of their good character
- Have confirmed that they do not hold a criminal record (including cautions), or notified CNHC of any such record for consideration by the Registrar prior to acceptance
- Have confirmed that there are no health issues that impact on their ability to practice
- Have confirmed that they have not been the subject of any disciplinary or civil proceedings against them in relation to their practice or have notified CNHC of any such proceedings for consideration by the Registrar prior to acceptance
- Hold current professional indemnity insurance
CNHC registration is key for mental health charities
As CNHC continues its work to raise awareness of CNHC registration across a range of sectors, they have been liaising with a number of organisations that represent people with mental health conditions. Here they outline the importance given to CNHC registration by Mind and Anxiety UKMind recommends CNHC registration Mental Health charity, Mind, supports CNHC registration. Mind provides a wide range of support and information to people with mental health conditions throughout the UK. Where people are seeking complementary therapies, Mind recommends they find someone who is CNHC registered. Mind’s Head of Information, Beth Murphy commented: “Some people find complementary therapies help them to manage their mental health but it is vital that therapists are appropriately trained and regulated. Mind supports and promotes CNHC registration and the CNHC quality mark to help people find a therapist they can trust.”
Anxiety UK requires CNHC registration for hypnotherapy services
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing services including counselling, clinical hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The charity also operates a national helpline, delivers online services and provides an innovative peer mentoring scheme.
Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed 40 years ago by a sufferer of agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders. Today the organisation is still user-led, run by and for those with current or past experience of anxiety disorders. The charity is supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel as well as a number of celebrity patrons including cricketer, Marcus Trescothick and comedienne, Ruby Wax.
The charity uses robust screening processes for its therapy services to ensure the highest standards of governance are maintained both before and after appointment and CNHC registration is one of the criteria for its hypnotherapists.
Nicky Lidbetter, Chief Executive of Anxiety UK said: “It is of the utmost importance that our therapists are verified, validated and accredited by relevant and appropriate governing bodies to ensure the highest standards of clinical practice. As there are several governing bodies particularly in the field of hypnotherapy, it is most reassuring to know that the CNHC has made significant progress in defining and establishing a core standard in terms of qualifications, training and experience that hypnotherapists must have in order to be eligible for registration. Going forward, we will be requiring all of our hypnotherapists to be registered with the CNHC.”
Source CNHC Newsletter April 2012