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The National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists


Media Comments


Closer, 17-23rd July 2004

In an article on dieting, a reader asked whether hypnotherapy could help her eat more healthily.  A dietician, Juliette Kellow advised her to call the NRHP or visit the website to find a local practitioner.


BBCi Health and Parenting Team at


BBCi's Health and Parenting website carries a section on Hypnotherapy.  It lists five relevant organisations - one of them being the NRHP.


Woman's Own, 2nd June 2003

A reader suffering from musophobia (fear of mice) was advised to try behavioural therapy and to contact the NRHP for details of a local reputable therapist.


Now Magazine, 21st May 2003

A reader writes that a skin trauma, resulting in hyperpigmentation marks on  her face, has led to a loss of self confidence.  Dr Mark Atkinson suggests suitable medications, but also advises her to focus on changing the way she is reacting to her skin condition.  "Hypnosis can help - it reprogrammes the unconscious mind, where all of your beliefs are stored, and can make a real difference to the way you think and cope with a problem.  For more information contact NRHP."


Sunday Magazine, News of the World, 4th May 2003

Dr Hilary Jones advises a reader suffering from IBS to make dietary changes, take exercise and try hypnotherapy to reduce stress and anxiety, which can contribute significantly to IBS.  Dr Jones suggests calling the NRHP for details (the only such organisation mentioned).


Now Magazine, 16th April 2003   

A reader suffering from anxiety attacks asks for advice from Dr Mark Atkinson. One of the things he recommends is regression hypnosis and directs the reader to the NRHP.


Now Magazine, 2nd April 2003

Dr Mark Atkinson answers a query from a reader who has a habit of cracking the bones in their fingers and toes, as follows: "The problem with habits is that they are, by nature, unconscious processes.  In order to cure a habit, you need to access the unconscious mind, the easiest, most effective way to do that is with the help of a professional hypnotherapist.  In my experience, positive results are possible after one session.  To find your nearest practitioner - NRHP...".


Mind Body & Soul, Prima, April 2003

Further to a query from a reader: "I suffer from anorexia and I'm not finding counselling helpful.  I've heard that hypnotherapy might be beneficial.  How can I find a qualified hypnotherapist in my area?"  Dr Sarah Brewer responds as follows: "Hypnotherapy has helped many people with eating disorders.  Contact the NRHP or send an sae for a free listing."


Daily Express, Tuesday, February 25th 2003

Details of the NRHP were given for information in an article on training in hypnotherapy.


Best Magazine, 28th January 2003

"For the final week of our Best of Health campaign, we focus on giving up the most addictive habit of all - smoking".  Only one hypno-psychotherapy organisation was mentioned: "...interested in seeing a qualified hypnotherapist, call the NRHP.


Natural Health & Well Being, December 2002

An article entitled "It's all in the mind" described different methods of achieving improvements in health and performance, e.g., NLP, group therapy.  Hypnotherapy was mentioned in relation to pain control and reducing anxiety.  The article went on to say "To make sure you are consulting a reputable, properly trained practitioner who follows a code of practice, see the Natural Health guide".  Only the NRHP's details are given in relation to the subject of hypnotherapy.


News of the World Sunday Magazine, 20th October 2002

Dr Hilary Jones answers a query from a reader suffering from extreme shyness and blushing.  He recommends cognitive therapy and hypnosis and adds that the NRHP will be able to help.  Only NRHP's details are given.


Zest, July 2002

"The New No-diet Way to Lose Weight...Hypnotherapy...For a list of qualified therapists in your area, call the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists on 01282 716839."


A two-page discussion of how smokers might be helped to stop mentions hypnotherapy as having, "...a good track record for helping people quit." Although we might not endorse the aversion technique described in the article, only the NRHP's contact details are given: "Call the NRHP...for a practitioner near you...".


In an article "I was hypnotised on stage and relived my worst nightmare" the NRHP's details were given under the heading 'Finding a good hypnotherapist'.


An article entitled "How to beat your fear of flying" in the Mirror magazine discussed the various methods of overcoming this phobia. Only the NRHP's contact details were given with regard to hypnotherapy.


"...contact the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists...which keeps up-to-date records of reputable hypnotherapists and can provide you with a list in your area."


Interviewed for an article discussing the possibility of different therapeutic approaches to help couples with fertility problems, NRHP member, John Butler, referred to "well-documented cases of psychogenic infertility". John went on to describe his therapeutic approach. In our particular discipline, only the NRHP's contact number was given "For further information...".


In an article 'Mind over Matter' in "Women's Health" magazine, four volunteers sought therapy for various fears, addictions and phobias. Three of the chosen therapists were NRHP members: Simon Clarke; Sacha Khan and John Butler, all achieving positive outcomes.


Dr Miriam Stoppard advises a reader to contact the NRHP for details of therapists to help her overcome her claustrophobia.


In response to a reader's letter asking for help in tracking down a local hypnotherapist, GP, Dr Sarah Brewer, writes: "To find an accredited practitioner, contact the NRHP..."


Bella staff volunteers tried out various different interventions to help with weight loss, awarding each a maximum of 10 points. NRHP member Jean Pain featured in the article. Hypnotherapy scored 10/10, and only one professional association was named in this discipline: The NRHP.


The September 2000 issue of "Amateur Stage" featured an article on 'Hypnosis and Performance Nerves' by NRHP member, Angela Plotel.


'All in the Mind - Hypnotherapy session proves that the brain is a powerful tool'. The article describes the work of NRHP member Rod Grant


In an article 'Hypnotherapy' (April 2000 Edition of the Consumers' Association's 'Health Which?') the readership is warned that, "There's a bewildering array of organisations and thousands of therapists practising hypnosis in the UK.". The article then lists just three contact organisations: The British Society of Medical & Dental Hypnosis, The British Society of Experimental & Clinical Hypnosis and The National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists.


"Hypnotherapy - Further information...NRHP supplies a list of therapists and information on whether or not a therapist will treat you on the NHS - but you will need to be referred by your GP."


"Hypnotherapy...Contact the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists..."


"To find a qualified hypnotherapist in your area you can call the NRHP or tap in the internet on www.nrhp.co.uk."


In answer to the question of "How can I find a reputable hypnotist?" Dr Chris Steele in his 'Quick Health' column in TV Quick responds: "There is a National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists...which provides a nationwide referral service to professional therapists."


The National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP) is the main professional body for those who have trained with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (NCHP). Both the NRHP and NCHP are members of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)...Suitably qualified students may also train to UKCP registration level...Further Reading: 'Hypnotherapy', P J D Savage in 'Morag - Myself or Mother Hen' (Ed - M Walker), OUP (1995)...Useful Addresses: National Register..."


"If you are considering hypnotherapy, it's probably not a good idea to go for the pin-in the-Yellow-Pages approach. This is a highly unregulated sector, so be careful...For guidance on finding a hypnotherapist, contact: The National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists..."


In answer to the question of which hypnotherapists are reputable, Dr Hilary Jones responds: "Avoid Yellow Pages - anyone can set up as a hypnotherapist, without qualifications. Instead, send an sae - for a list of registered therapists in your area - to the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists...".


"There are unscrupulous therapists around and a confusing number of qualifications for hypnotherapy, so you need to be cautious...To find a hypnotherapist in your area, contact the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists....well-qualified and regulated practitioners"


"Anyone can set themselves up as a therapist, so ensure your therapist is a member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. For a list of practitioners in your area, send an sae to the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists..."


"...you can also check with the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists for practitioners in your area who, in order to be on the register, must be fully trained and insured and abide by a professional code of ethics..."



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