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Congratulations George the Cat!

Posted by on October 28th, 2009

hypnotherapy catYou may have read this article, which questioned how qualified a hypnotherapist really needs to be.

George, a handsome ginger and white cat, successfully registered with three professional organisations in the field. He had a diploma certificate from the Society of Certified Advanced Mind Therapists, but unfortunately…no such hypnotherapy college exists. George is a fraud.

I’m pleased to say that the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy was cat-egorically NOT one of the organisations embarrassed by this story.

To join the APHP you definitely must be trained to a high standard, have regular clinical supervisions, and commit to ongoing training or other professional development throughout your career.

Hypnotherapy is a self-regulating industry. We’re not monitored by the government, so professional organisations are set up to promote integrity and good practice. As a therapist, being a member of an association is one way for me to reassure clients that I take my professional responsibilities seriously.

I won’t be at all offended if you’d like to see a copy of my hypnotherapy Diploma, my APHP certificate, or insurance details. All therapists working from the Meridian Centre have these or equivalent documents, and this is true of most holistic therapy centres. So if you’re seeing any kind of alternative therapist, and you’re not sure what qualifications they hold, please don’t be afraid to ask.